Meet Our Staff
Mary handles all of the centers administrative duties. She statrted working as a Peer Support Specialist in 2009, and in June 2015 became the Executive Director at Hearts and Ears. After a long struggle with mental health and addiction issues Mary has dedicated herself to helping others on their road to recovery. Educated in both Psychology/Sociology and a certification in Case Management from the Community College of Baltimore County, Mary is also a graduate of the Shapiro Training and Employment Program (STEP). She is a registered member of the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) and holds certifications in Wellness and Recovery Action Planning (WRAP). Trauma Informed Care for Peer Support, and Whole Health Action Management (WHAM).
Ken handles the programming, social media, outreach and training in the center. He started in 2015 as a facilitator of the Support in Transition group. In 2016, he was hired as the Peer Support Specialist, and in 2017, became the Program Director at Hearts & Ears. He is a member of the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) , and currently has certifications in Wellness and Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), and Trauma Informed Care for Peer Support. As a transgender man in the LGBTQIA+ community and one of the founders of The Baltimore Transgender Alliance, Ken is very involved in advocacy and helping to address issues of discrimination and violence against transgender individuals in Baltimore City. He is also a photographer & artist and has studied Digital Media Production at the Community College of Baltimore County at Essex.