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Professional Team

marie mcsweeney anderson headshotMarie McSweeney Anderson
Assistant Director for the York Road Initiative

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

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, LGBT+ advocacy, Ignatian spirituality, and racial justice



jean lee-cole headshotJean Lee Cole
Faculty Director for Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship

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.


mari desangles headshotMari Desangles
Associate Director for Programs

Education: B.A., Anthropology, University of Central Florida; M.S. Ed. in Community and Social Change, University of Miami

Work Experience: service as a Notre Dame Mission Volunteer working with farmworker and immigrant communities, advocate for immigration rights, farm worker labor rights and protections, in Florida and nationally, developed service-learning/immersion program

Interests: Social change and justice, environmental justice, spirituality, spending time with friends and family, films, music, and the outdoors.


Gerald T Ford headshotGerald T. Ford
Associate Director for Administration

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.


Headshot of Tyra Tyra Hinton
AmeriCorps MDCCC VISTA|School & Community Resource Coordinator 

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 

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

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

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.

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Erin S. O'Keefe

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

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 
Master in Clinical Psychology
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology - Clemson University

Amanda Castellano - CCSJ Immersion Programs Graduate Assistant
Accelerated B.A./M.S. Program in Clinical Psychology

Kayla Murphy - CCSJ Academic Engagement – Program Graduate Assistant
Master in Clinical Psychology
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology - Loyola University

Bella Schiro - CCSJ Programs & Special Projects Graduate Assistant
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
BA in Psychology, BA in Anthropology - Gettysburg College
MA in Mental Health Counseling - Boston College

Maguire Brinkley - CCSJ Student Work-Study and Database Coordination
PsyD in Clinical Psychology
BA in Psychology - The College of William and Mary

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.

Serina Addona

Refugee Youth Program & Soccer Without Borders

Destiny Aliano

Walter P Carter Elementary/Middle, Guilford Elementary & Acts4Youth Program

Manal Arma


Eric Baker

Student Engagement and Citizenship


Matthew Cannon

Immersion Program Support


Blythe Cassidy

Group Service: York Road Community Days

Molly Donahue

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


Kassina Dwyer

Advocacy and Awareness


Alexis Fox

Group Service Liaison

Adelina Harvey

STEAM Program-Archdioces Schools

Grace Hymel

Choice Program

Grace LaMoure 

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

weinbergsc@loyola.edu & odbsc@loyola.edu

Maggie Lewis

Presence for Christmas/Viva House/Special Olympics

pfc@loyola.edu & vivasc@loyola.edu

Marin Malki

Refugee Youth Program & Soccer Without Borders

Julia McClean

GEDCO (CARES, Harford House)
caressc@loyola.edu & harfordsc@loyola.edu

Joseph Patron

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

Sierra Quimby

Govan Elementary Charter School and After School Program

Gabriel Sapuay

Esperanza Center

Krysta Zadroga

York Road Initiative Support

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

Abena Baffoe-Bonnie
2D Print Media Specialist

Brittany Borden
Multimedia Specialist: Photography

Elena Latini
Project Management

Jenna Lehan
Multimedia Specialist: Videography

Mariana Rojas
Social Media

Deborah Ope
CCSJ Studio Community Liason

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

Francine Grey-Theriot 
Project Management

Andrew Hahm
Office Cleanliness & Sustainability

Julia Berardi
Library & Website Management

Da'jah Crayton
Storage Management & Office Supply, Student Intern Relations

Shaniyla Johnson 
Volunteer Database Coordination