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Professional Team

marie mcsweeney anderson headshotMarie McSweeney Anderson
Assistant Director for the York Road Initiative
410-617-1171
memcsweeney@loyola.edu

Education: B.A. in Global Studies & Writing from Loyola University, pursing M.A. in Liberal Studies at Loyola University

Work Experience: Community organizing, volunteer coordination & management, community history research & storytelling, creating sustainable access to affordable produce, advocacy & education

Interests: Exploring Baltimore, building new relationships & connecting people, social justice & racial equity, visiting farmers' markets in every new city I go, live music & local bands, cooking with local produce, getting tattoos, & loving on my amazing family.

 

Headshot of Pat CassidyPat Cassidy
Assistant Director for Immersion Programs
410-617-2112
pjcassidy@loyola.edu

Education: B.A., Social Work, Providence College; Currently pursuing M.A. Spiritual and Pastoral Care – focus in spiritual direction, Loyola University Maryland

Work Experience: Jesuit Volunteer in Punta Gorda, Belize from 2008-2010 doing retreat ministry and socio-economic development work in Mayan villages; Program Coordinator for Jesuit Volunteer Corps’ domestic (Connecticut & Washington DC) and international (Belize & Tanzania) programs; Program Coordinator for Loyola's Messina first year living-learning community program; 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher; young adult spiritual and personal formation

 

Interests: Biking through Baltimore, trying new restaurants, creating, drinking coffee while writing, practicing yoga, time with family and friends, LGBTQ+ advocacy, Ignatian spirituality, and racial justice.

 

 

Andy Choi

Assistant Director of Student Supervision 

410-617-2072

atchoi@loyola.edu

 

Education: B.A. in Spanish, minor in Sociology and M.A. in Teaching (Spanish), Loyola University Maryland
 
Work Experience: International immersion and volunteer coordination, communications and fundraising at CANTERA, Center for Communication and Popular Education in Managua, Nicaragua. 
 
Interests: Exploring the journeys of life, spending quality and meaningful time with family and friends, practicing piano, trying new foods, playing tennis, drinking coffee and tea.

 

 

jean lee-cole headshotJean Lee Cole
Faculty Director for Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship
410-617-5440
jlcole@loyola.edu

Education: B.A., English, Carleton College; M.A. & Ph.D., English Literature, University of Texas (Austin)

Work Experience: Associate Professor of English, American literature (nineteenth and early twentieth centuries), service-learning, research on literary communities in Baltimore, founding director of the American Studies program, Board on Rank and Tenure, Messina Advisory Board

Interests: Piano, tennis, gardening, cooking, knitting, painting and other visual arts, urban hikes around Baltimore (with and without dog), Orioles, baseball, her husband.

Gerald T Ford headshotGerald T. Ford
Associate Director for Administration
410-617-2638
gtford@loyola.edu

Education: B.A., Political Science and Public Policy, Clark Atlanta University; M.S. Public Management and Policy, Policy Analysis and Financial Management, Carnegie Mellon University; M.B.A., University of Baltimore

Work Experience: community economic development, budget analyst, policy analyst, program development and evaluation, grant management, nonprofit management training and consulting

Interests: Community empowerment, chess, cooking, spending time with my family, listening to music, spoken word poetry.

 

Elise Gower headshotElise Gower
Associate Director for Programs
410-617-5375
elgower@loyola.edu

Education: M.S., Elementary Education, The University of Scranton; B.A Religious Students, Marywood University

Work Experience: Immersion coordination, justice advocacy & education, Ignatian spirituality, interfaith engagement, community relationship building, spiritual accompaniment, student leadership development, LGBTQ+ student advocacy and support

 

Interests: Traveling, exploring new communities, paddle boarding, crocheting, hiking, reading, racial equity and inclusion, learning through engagement, and time with friends and family.

 

 

Vidushani Jayalal headshot for websiteVidushani Jayalal

Assistant Director, Outreach & Advocacy

410-617-5352

vjayalal@loyola.edu

 

Education:  Bachelor’s in English Literature University of Maryland;  Master’s in Social Work, University of Maryland

 

Work Experience: Worked in Councilperson Zeke Cohen's office, conducting policy research and coordinating a Taskforce on Homelessness and organized with the Baltimore Housing Roundtable. Coordinated programming at South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF)

 

Interests:  Cooking spicy foods, spending time with her family, and reading fiction from the Global South.

 

 

 

Headshot of Tyra Tyra Hinton
 
AmeriCorps MDCCC VISTA|School & Community Resource Coordinator 
 410-617-1171
 thinton@loyola.edu

Education: B.A. in Psychology & Certificate in Psychology of the Workplace, UMBC 2014. Will begin pursuit of Masters in Social Work at Morgan State University in August 2017. 

Work Experience: AmeriCorps VISTA: School & Community Resource Coordinator (York Road Initiative) currently; Volunteer Outreach Coordinator (Maya Angelou Public Charter School DC) 2016-2017, facilitation of youth enrichment workshops, coordinating after-school programming, volunteer management, and resource development. 

Interest: my spirituality, reading, writing/blogging, listening to music, hanging with family and friends 

 

 

Headshot of Malik JordanMalik Jordan
YRI 2030 Planning Consultant/Coordinator 
410-617-2771
Mjordan@loyola.edu

Education: Bachelor’s Degree English from Coppin State University and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Georgetown University.

Work Experience: The Woda Group Inc., Baltimore, MD – Development Specialist; McCormack Baron Salazar/Urban Strategies Inc., St. Louis, MO – Assistant Director, Community Development; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD – Community Change Consultant

Interests: gardening, playing basketball, swimming, reading, playing chess, watching sports.  

 

Malia Maniyatt headshotChin-Mei (Malia) Maniyatt
Assistant Director for Student Supervision
410-617-2072
cmaniyatt@loyola.edu

Education: B.A., Business Administration, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan; M.A., Human Resources Management, University of Hull, UK; M.A., Spiritual and Pastoral Care, Loyola University Maryland

Work Experience: management consulting, pastoral care and spiritual development for mentally challenged individuals, hospital chaplaincy

Interests: Traveling, spending time with my family, inter-faith and spirituality, singing and listening to music

 

Kate Figiel Miller headshotKate Figiel-Miller
Assistant Director for Service-Learning
410-617-2909
kefigiel@loyola.edu

Education: B.S., Psychology, Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University); Ed.M., Prevention Science and Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Work Experience: research assistant at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health on projects to improve school climate; Jesuit volunteer for advocacy for juvenile justice reform; after school enrichment programming; dyslexia education; evaluation for youth programming

Interests: Equality in education; peace, board games, the outdoors, cooking and enjoying food, and lindy hop dancing.

erin o'keefe headshot

Erin S. O'Keefe
Director
410-617-2699
eokeefe1@loyola.edu

Education: B.A., Political Science, Writing and Asian studies, Loyola College; M.P.P., Urban Policy, UMBC

Work Experience: founding director for the York Road Initiative, community development, urban policy research, program development and evaluation, volunteer management, grant writing, fundraising

Interests: Reading novels and news, practicing yoga, learning daily, traveling, growing tomatoes, eating pizza, working through collective impact to make change.

 

jean anne headshotJean Anne Walsh
Program Assistant
410-617-2489
jawalsh@loyola.edu

Education: B.S., Economics, Mt. Saint Mary's University

Work Experience: Commercial and consumer lending, bookkeeping.

Interests: Spending time with my family, piano, guitar, listening to music, service, nutrition and mental health. 



Graduate Assistant Team

Cierra Stanton - CCSJ Academic Engagement - Data Graduate Assistant

M.S. in Clinical Psychology

B.A. in Psychology - Clemson University
ccsjacademdata@loyola.edu

410-617-5522

 

Amanda Castellano - CCSJ Immersion Programs Graduate Assistant

Accelerated B.A./M.S. Program in Clinical Psychology

ccsjimmersonGA@loyola.edu

410-617-5632

 

Jill Caradec - CCSJ Academic Engagement – Program Graduate Assistant

M.S. in Clinical Psychology

B.A. in Psychology - University of Mississippi 

ccsjacademprogram@loyola.edu

410-617-5522 

 

Bella Schiro - CCSJ Programs & Special Projects Graduate Assistant

PsyD in Clinical Psychology

B.A. in Psychology, B.A. in Anthropology - Gettysburg College

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling - Boston College

ccsjspecialprojects@loyola.edu

410-617-5251 

 

Hope Slezak - CCSJ Student Work-Study and Database Coordination

M.S. in School Counseling 

B.A. in Psychology - Millersville University 

ccsjworkstudy@loyola.edu

410-617-5018

Undergraduate Student Intern Team

Student Service Coordinator Interns are liaisons between campus and specific community partners. They organize training and orientation sessions, facilitate reflections on service experiences, and coordinate logistics, including transportation arrangements.

Abby Donovan

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School & St. Ignatius Academy
cristoreysc@loyola.edu & stigsc@loyola.edu


Alexandra Heredia

Choice Program
choicesc@loyola.edu


Aurie Serrette

Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle, Guilford & Act4youth

walterpcarter@loyola.edu

 

Brendan O'Connell

Group Service: York Road Community Days

communitydays@loyola.edu

 

Caitlin Lonergan

Advocacy and Awareness

advocacysc@loyola.edu


Eboni Edwards

Immersion Programs Support
immersions@loyola.edu


Gabriella Romo

York Road Initiative Support (Program Support)
yrsa@loyola.edu

 

Kassy Mendez

Group Service Liaison
houndserve@loyola.edu

 

Kassina Dwyer

York Road Initiative Support (Student Engagement) 
yrsa@loyola.edu

 

Katherine Stockton-Juarez

GEDCO (CARES, Micah, & Harford House)
gedcosc@loyola.edu


Kelsey Wyatt 

Beans and Bread Outreach Center, Weinberg Center & Our Daily Bread 

mealprogramsc@loyola.edu


Lena Haaf

Esperanza Center
esperansasc@loyola.edu


Madeline Crowell

Mother Seton Academy 

msasc@loyola.edu

 

Maggie Gillen

Refugee Youth Project/ Soccer Without Borders
refugeesc@loyola.edu


Meaghan Betz

Don Miller House & Healthcare for the Homeless
donmillersc@loyola.edu healthcare@loyola.edu


Megan Lynch

Refugee Youth Project/ Soccer Without Borders
refugeesc@loyola.edu

 

Morayo Ogunlusi

Govan Elementary Charter School and After School Program
govan@loyola.edu

Natalie Morris 

York Road Food Access Programs
foodaccess@loyola.edu

Nicole DiPietro 

Presence for Christmas/Viva House/Special Olympics
pfc@loyola.edu & vivasc@loyola.edu

Sara Doyle

Service-Learning
servicelearning@loyola.edu

Student Publicity Assistant Interns implement communications, marketing, and publicity needs for campus and community, including developing flyers, social media campaigns and special projects for community partners.

Student Publicity Assistant Interns may be reached 410-617-2380 or ccsjpub@loyola.edu

Kara Wakeford
Social Media Specialist

Lia Finkelstein
Multimedia Specialist: Photography/Videography

Nevay Archuleta
2D Print Media Specialist

Shannon Curtin
Project Management

Kelsey Keeling
CCSJ Studio Community Liaison

Student Administrative Assistant Interns offer hospitality and guidance to all who visit the Center and support the work of the entire CCSJ team. They make sure the office(s) are running smoothly and effectively. 

Student Administrative Assistant Interns may be reached at 410-617-2380, or ccsjsa@loyola.edu

Brian Chan
Project Management

Danielle Dompor
Office Supply & Storage Maintenance, Student Intern Relations

Jamilla Battle 
Office Cleanliness & Sustainability

Julia Berardi
Library & Website Management

Liam McDonald
Volunteers Database Coordination