For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership Contact: Tiffani Long,, 667-207-2154

Baltimore, MD – The Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership (BRHP) announced today that it appointed four new members to its board of directors who will help support the nonprofit’s work in expanding housing choices and opportunities for families with low incomes. The newly elected members have expertise in advocacy, social work, business and marketing, education, and health, and include representation from outside of the Baltimore region. BRHP has added a total of ten new board members since 2020 to support the expansion of the organization’s mission from housing to the intersections of health, economic mobility, and education. The four members began their three-year terms effective November 18, 2021.

The new board members include:

Caylin Young, Deputy Director, Office of Equity and Civil Rights, City of Baltimore

Courtney McKenney, Social Worker, Purposeful Miles, LLC; Former Participant, Baltimore Housing Mobility Program

Sonya Brathwaite, Co-founder and Managing Director, Federal Street Strategies

Steven M. Clark, MD, General and Bariatric Surgeon, General Surgical Care South; Director of Bariatric Medicine, Community Surgical Center South, Community Physicians Network

“As BRHP looks to expand its impact, adding new expertise and energy to our board will be an asset to the organization as it navigates new territory,” said Joshua Civin, BRHP board chair. “We are proud to add these well-respected colleagues to our board of directors and look forward to their contributions.

“Diversity of leadership is integral to BRHP’s success. Our new board members bring a depth of personal and professional experience, and a commitment to equity that is invaluable,” said Adria Crutchfield, BRHP executive director. “We are in a pivotal time in history as momentum grows for making transformative change to our institutions, systems, and policies for the greater good and I look forward to working with our new members as we transform the Baltimore region and beyond.”

The organization’s outgoing board members include founding members Bert Hash Jr., retired president and chief executive officer of the Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore and Philip Tegeler, executive director of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, who will serve in high regard as directors emeriti. Hash and Tegeler join former board member Robert Embry on the newly formed emeritus board.

“Both Bert and Phil have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to supporting the mission of BRHP through their multiple years of service as both committee chairs and members, and we thank them for believing in our mission, offering invaluable support, and leading our path to success,” said Adria Crutchfield.

A full list of BRHP’s board of directors can be found here.


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