ACDC Baltimore Advocates

Those who have a willing heart

ACDC Advocates serve as an accessory to the ACDC Board by providing support in generating public awareness about ACDC’s services and activities. Advocates provide assistance with the promotion of ACDC’s program’s on social media, fund raising efforts, and the cultivation of leads to develop beneficial corporate, civic and other non-profit relationships. ACDC Advocates also serve, in an advisory capacity to the Executive Board. 

Due to the ancillary nature of this position there are no voting privileges or set levels or hours of commitment. The requisite qualifications are a willing heart, a desire to uplift fellow human beings, and an ability to honor one’s commitments.

Alonna Adesope

Alonna Adesope, CDM, CFPP

  • Lynnz Fusion, Chef-Owner est. 2011-Present
  • Vurjur Inc, CEO est. 2020
  • Johnson and Wales University Alumni
  • Culinary Arts, A
  • Culinary Management, BS
  • Certified Dietary Manager
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coach
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • ServSafe Dual Instructor/Proctor
  • Culinary Consultant
  • Product & Recipe Development Chef
  • Award-Winning Recipes

Dr. Keisha McIntosh Allen

  • Assistant Professor of Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • BA, English, Hampton University
  • MT, Secondary Education, Hampton University
  • Ed.D., Urban and Multicultural Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • 2014-2016 Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color (National Council of Teachers of English)

Aleshia Berry

  • Financial Program Control Analyst, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • BS, Mathematics, Howard University
  • MS, Data Analytics, Pennsylvania State University
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Tanya V. Brown

  • Special Education Paraeducator, Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Special Education Paraeducator
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Concentrating in Special Education and Business Management
  • Non-profit Organizations Community Liaison

Shekia Caldwell

  • Corporate Training Specialist for Sontiq (a Transunion Company)
  • Leadership and Management Certificate from the University of Maryland
  • BS, Stevenson University
  • MS, University of Maryland
  • Volunteer for the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House

Kristan Chavious

  • Financial Professional, Transamerica
  • Founder, 50 Keys Realty Group
  • BS, Hampton University
  • MS, Johns Hopkins University
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc

Walter Daniel

  • Real Estate Agent
  • Military Retiree• Employer or business: Real Estate
  • Education: Hampton University, Hawaii Pacific University
  • Omega Psi Phi and Homes for Heroes
  • Hampton Forty Under 40

Courtney Gousman

  • Evening Anchor for WEWS-TV
  • Reporter/Anchor WGN Morning News
  • Reporter WBBM-TV in Chicago
  • Reporter/Anchor KSDK-TV
  • 2014 Illinois Associated Press Award
  • Missouri Broadcaster’s Award
  • BA Degree in Broadcast, Hampton University

Carl J. Gray III

  • Management Consultant/Cyber Security Expert
  • Prototype Consulting Group
  • Hampton University, BA Political Science

Erik Green

  • Production Manager
  • Federal Government
  • BA Hampton University
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Dr Charles W. Harris, Executive Chairman Emeritus

  • Founder, ACDC Baltimore
  • Executive Chairman Emeritus, ACDC Baltimore
  • 22 years of service to ACDC Baltimore
  • B.A., Federal City College (University of the District of Columbia)
  • M.A. in Theology, Saint Mary’s Seminary and University
  • Doctor of Ministry, Howard Universiy

Shelby Harris, MBA

  • Director, Resources Management & Budget
  • Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
  • Hampton University, BS
  • Trinity Washington University, MBA
  • Cornell University, Professional Certificate in Project Management
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Professional Awards & Honors: Inspector General’s Team Award of Excellence, 2019, 2016
  • SIGAR Special Act Award, 2015
  • SIGAR Performance Award, 2011, 2012. 2013
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, On the Spot Award. 2009

Kiesha Whitfield Howard, PharmD, RPh

  • Pharmacist / Consumer Safety Officer
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy Hampton University School of Pharmacy
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Prince George’s County Chapter
  • May 15, 2017:  FDA Leveraging Collaboration Award
  • September 24, 2018:  Compounding Warning Letters Compliance Team Group Award
  • August 29, 2019:  Special Recognition Honor Award as Part of Injunction Team

Nefertari Kirkman-Bey Pross

  • Senior Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Hampton University (B.S), Georgia State University (M.M), University of Colorado School of Law (J.D.)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. American Bar Association, Smithsonian Ambassador, Maynor Biggers Artist Fund (Founder)
  • Presidential Management Fellow, ABA Law Day Award, HU Forty Under 40 Society, Excellence in Federal Service Award

Hunter Malone

  • Outreach Coordinator Intern, Our National Conversation
  • Brothers Building a Better Nation, The Oasis Project, Empowering the Masses, UR Community Cares
  • M.A., University of New Haven
  • B.A., West England University
  • Recipient of Psi Chi Awards

Ashley McFarland

  • Attorney, City of Rockville
  • B.A., Hampton University
  • J.D.,  The Ohio State University
  • Forty Under 40, Prince George’s County
  • Forty Under 40, Hampton University

Jocelyn Parker

  • Entrepreneur, JRenee Designs and Fashion –
  • Student, Fashion Design, Baltimore City Community College AAS
  • ACDC Ambassador through 4-H Program
  • Instagram: @jreneediy

Terrina Roberson

  • Family Services Coordinator, Catholic Charities of Baltimore
  • Case Manager, Baltimore City Shelter Plus Care, AAIRS, Inc.
  • Testing Coordinator, American Substance Abuse Professionals
  • Elementary School Teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools
  • High School Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
  • Case Manager, Guerin Prep High School

Yolanda Robertson

  • Software Quality Engineer – local Defense Center
  • Bachelor of Science – Morgan State University
  • Co-Pastor, Kingdom Light Ministries
  • Society of Women Engineers – Mentor
  • American Society for Quality – Member
Pamela Sandifer

Pamela Sandifer

  • Strategic Operations Manager – Large-scale process and project management
    • Client Services, Finance management, Revenue Attainment
  • Marketing Consultant & Coordinator – Omni-channel Marketing Strategist

Linda Stokes

  • Teacher and Counselor, Baltimore City Public Schools alternative schools 27 years
  • Board member Notre Maison Connects, Inc.
  • BS Information Systems, Morgan State university
  • MS Urban School Counseling, Johns Hopkins University
  • MS Special Education, Coppin State University
  • Foster parent for over 20 years

Tabrina Thomas

  • Principal & Development Consultant
  • M-Powered LLC
  • BA Hampton University
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated