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Emerging Leaders event shines a light on the next generation of community leaders who are bringing meaningful change to better Baltimore and the surrounding counties. The honorees are selected by a selection committee that includes members from The Baltimore Banner and a small group of CEOs renowned for their work in the community. This passing of the baton is designed to inspire generational commitment to the importance of making an exceptional impact in Baltimore. The 2024 honorees are community-minded and show personal commitment to service and helping those in need. We celebrate these outstanding individuals and their extraordinary impact with a dinner and award ceremony. 

If interested in attending the event, please email


Max Altmark, CFO, Concentric

Dr. Christina Brown, Pediatrician & Module Leader for Baltimore Pediatrics , Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group 

Chelsea Crawford, Partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy

Tyde-Courtney Edwards, President & CEO , Ballet After Dark

Veronica Jackson, Executive Director, PIVOT Women's Reentry & Workforce Development Program

Tonaeya Moore, Director of Policy, CASH Campaign of Maryland

Loren Nelson, Founder, The Glow Forward Foundation

Danielle Nickles, Child Protection Program Coordinator, GBMC HealthCare 

Matthew Reeds, Co-Founder, Reeds Fund 

Dr. Taiisha Swinton-Buck, Executive Director, City Schools’ high school Instructional Leadership

Ryan Turner, Executive Director, GreenLight Fund

Derrick Whiting, Healing City Coordinator, Baltimore City Health Department

Cariema Wood, Senior Corporate Community, Impact Specialist, BGE


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Ashley Day-Gibbs, Founder, Women Leading Baltimore

Brittany Young, Founder & CEO, B-360 Baltimore

Chaye Chevone Suber, Transplant Coordinator at UMMC in Baltimore

Erika Chavarria, Founder and Executive Director, Columbia Community Care (CCC).

Kimberly Coleman, President, B More Global

Laura Starsoneck, Assistant Director at the Center for Women & Children, Helping Up Mission 

Marissa Jachman, Director, Erin Levitas Foundation

Matthew Johnson, Police Lieutenant, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Police Community Outreach Commander

Pete DeCandia, Founder & CEO, Teacher Props

Tonee Lawson, Founder & Executive Director, TheBe.Org

Tricia Swanson, Director, Government Affairs MD, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Van Brooks, Founder, Safe Alternative Foundation for Education, Inc

Interested in Sponsorship? Contact Sara Kirby at

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