Pete Cimbolic is the managing director of operations and program evaluation at BRHP. His responsibilities include the oversight of organizational operations and developing new lines of business. He is also responsible for evaluating and enhancing core programs. Previously, Pete worked at the ACLU of Maryland assisting with the Thompson v. HUD lawsuit, and supporting other fair housing work. Pete holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Catholic University. In his free time, Pete enjoys walking his dog and enjoying all that Baltimore has to offer.
Roxy Blocksdorf is the grants coordinator at BRHP, where she supports the organization in implementing grant funding for the Healthy Children Voucher Demonstration, a 3-year effort to link housing voucher recipients with healthier home environments. Her responsibilities include identifying and applying for various grants, and serving as the primary liaison between BRHP and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. Prior to her work as the grants coordinator, Roxy interned with BRHP in the counseling department, as well as worked with various Baltimore non-profits such as TasteWise Kids, the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership and Black Yield Institute. Roxy is also currently a community design aide fellow with the Baltimore City Department of Planning. She earned her bachelor’s degree in politics from Mount Holyoke College, and is a proud Baltimore School for the Arts graduate. In her free time, Roxy enjoys running, baking and reading in Baltimore’s many beautiful parks.
Schneia Costley is an HR Generalist at BRHP, where she manages the daily functions of the HR department, including onboarding, administering payroll for staff and analytical roles. Prior to BRHP, Schneia worked at Gilchrist Hospice Care as a financial analyst. She earned her bachelor’s degree in computer information systems with a minor in business from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She also received her master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resource management from Strayer University. In her free time, Schneia likes to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Serene Holmes is a housing counselor at BRHP. Prior to BRHP, Serene worked as an office manager for a final expense life insurance agency. She earned her associate’s degree in sociology from Montclair State University. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family.
Shamon Thomas-Green is a pre-move counseling supervisor at BRHP, where is responsible for assisting BRHP program participants through the beginning stages of the voucher process. She works closely with clients on their personal and financial goals to encourage successful transitions to housing in resource-rich communities. Her previous work experience includes serving as a lead student support worker with Promise Heights. She has also served in mentorship roles and worked with youth in residential treatment settings. Shamon is a graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a certificate in African American studies. In her free time she enjoys baking and journaling.
Hobby: In my free time, I enjoy baking and journaling.
Shannon Darrow is BRHP’s Landlord Relationship Specialist. She works to recruit and retain property partners, market available units to participants, and resolve conflicts between tenants and landlords through mediation. Shannon has worked in the housing and community development field for the past 10 years. Prior to BRHP, she worked in fair housing education, advocacy and enforcement as both a program manager at the Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland (FHAC-MD) and an investigator at the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR).
Shannon is a life-long resident of the Baltimore- DC area and grew up in Baltimore County. She has a BA in American Studies from the University of Maryland- College Park and has completed additional coursework in non-profit management at the University of Baltimore. In her life outside of work she enjoys renovating her craftsman bungalow, reading fiction, and going to arts and culture events.
Sonia is customer care representative at BRHP.
TaKera is the Communications Associate at BRHP. She is responsible for our internal and external communications, including, but not limited to; web design, staff and stakeholder newsletters and reports, social media design and management and media relations. Prior to working at BRHP, TaKera worked as a morning news producer at a local station here in Baltimore. She is also the CEO of The Content Pit, a digital marketing agency. When TaKera is not working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family, trying new restaurants and recipes, and traveling the world. TaKera is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Tia Bryant is a rental assistance supervisor at BRHP. Her responsibilities include responding to program participant and owner requests and processing interim changes, final eligibility applications, rent increases, and request for tenancy approvals (RTAs). Prior to BRHP, Tia worked in property management for 16 years. In her free time, Tia enjoys shopping and spending time with her family.
Tiera Haley is special assistant to BRHP’s executive director. Her responsibilities include scheduling and managing the executive director’s calendar and assisting with special events and projects. She is also responsible for scheduling eligible participants for final eligibility and movers voucher issuance briefings, and processing voucher expirations. Prior to BRHP, Tiera worked at the Maryland Developmental Disability Administration, where she provided administrative support to the executive management team. Tiera attended Coppin State University and Phoenix University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, journaling, and meditating.
Tonya is a rental assistance associate at BRHP, where is responsible for managing an assigned caseload of BRHP families, processing recertifications, rent increases, interim changes, and denials and/or terminations. ): Previous, Tonya worked as a family investment specialist with the Dorchester County Department of Social Services where she interviewed applicants for public assistance, medical assistance and/or food stamps in the Family Investment Administration (FIA) of the Department of Human Resources to determine eligibility and need for FIA programs. She also worked for Dorchester Early Learning Center as a family advocate, where she performed case management, educated families, coordinated monthly socializations, and helped parents become self-sufficient. Tonya received a bachelor’s degree in administration with a concentration in business from Sojourner-Douglass College. In her free time she enjoys shopping, decorating, traveling, listening to music, and, most importantly, spending time with her adult children and grandchildren.