Our Team

ABC Staff

Leadership & Administration

Heidi Arndt

Interim CEO

Cynthia Todd

Executive Administrator

Finance & Accounting

Jalil Muhammad

Senior Staff Accountant

Mark Peele

Interim Controller

Development & Marketing

Anike Neverdon-Edmonds Coates

Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships


Deborah Best

Development & Marketing Associate


Racial Equity Strategy

Shauna D.A. Knox, Ed.D.

Chief of Racial Equity Strategy

Volunteer Initiatives

Bernard Sims

Program Director

Workforce Initiatives

Jon Law

Program Manager


Charnell Covert

Program Manager

Board of Directors

Tawana Bhagwat

Chair, Board of Directors
Managing Director
Organization At Its Best

Michelle M. Brown, MBA

VP, Sr. Treasury Management Sales Officer

Fulton Bank

Byron T. Deese

Chair, Development Committee
Relationship Development Manager
Glass Jacobson Financial Group

Chimaobi “Chima” Chijioke

Vice President, Customer Relations

Kenneth Grant

Treasurer, Board of Directors Chair
Finance Committee

Retired Healthcare Executive

Beneak C. E. Hargrave

Secretary, Board of Directors
Mahogany , Inc.

Cheo Hurley

President and CEO
THG Companies LLC

Brandon Lockett

CEO/Chief Solutions Architect
Neutron Engineering LLC

Charles P. Martin

Administrative Vice President
Regional Community Reinvestment Officer
M&T Bank

Damien Myers, M.D. 

Chief Operating Officer

Project Pneuma

Christopher “Chris” R. Rockey

Market Manager, Greater Maryland
Community Development Banking
PNC Bank

Zed Smith

Chief Operating Officer
The Cordish Companies

Granville Templeton III, Esq

Founding Partner

Templeton Law

Tony Torain, II Esq.

1st Vice Chair, Board of Directors