Staff from left to right: Ahmad Collick, Dashawn Harrell, Gwendolyn Unoko, Ebonee Nelson, Danista E. Hunte, Bertha Knight, Gayl M. Brooks, Lynette Hansley, Porsche Johnson, Magdalena Tsiongas , Staphon Shorter, and (not pictured: Elisabeth Campbell, Geneen Godsey, Asia Hinton, Jennifer McDowell, Amanda Richardson and Dominique Willis, Isabel Antreasian )

Danista E. Hunte, Executive Director

Child First Staff   2020 – 2021

Dashawn Harrell, Office Manager

Gayl Brooks, Program Director

Staphon Shorter, Program Associate

Selamawit Washington, Director of Community Schools

Asia Hinton, Community School Coordinator at Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary Middle School

Dorothy Flintall, Assistant Community School Coordinator at Dorothy I. Height Elementary School

Mariyah Wright, Community School Coordinator at Belmont Elementary School

Amanda Richardson,  Community School Coordinator at Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School

Kellie Rice, Community School Coordinator at City Springs Elementary Middle School

Lynette Hansley, Community Learning Center Director at Dr. Bernard Harris Elementary School

Isabel Antreasian, Community School Coordinator at Dorothy I. Height Elementary School

Elisabeth Campbell, Community School Coordinator at Harford Heights Elementary School

Magdalena Tsiongas, Community School Coordinator at Liberty Elementary School

Dominique Willis, Community School Coordinator at Mary E. Rodman Elementary School 

Bertha Knight, Community School Coordinator at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School


Child First Board

Tracey L. Durant, Ed.D, Board President, Baltimore City Public Schools

Julia Baez, Baltimore’s Promise

Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, Data Quality Campaign

Reginald Davis, Strong City Baltimore

Shawna Frazier, Fidelity Investments

Brian Gordon, Brown Advisory

Raven N. Jones, MPH, University of Maryland Medical Center

Natashia M. McMillian-Heggins, Baltimore’s Promise

Benjamin Orr, Maryland Center on Economic Policy

Dr. Carlyn E. Payton, COLA

Jessica Reighard, Brookes Publishing Co.

Kate K. Shatzkin, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Lisa Ann Tang, Public Policy Fellow, Office of State Senate

Johari Toe, Baltimore County Public Schools

Wayne Harris



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