Meet Our Staff
Ken handles the administrative duties, 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), Trauma Informed Care for Peer Support, and a Cohort IV Peer Recovery Coach through MPAC ALP. 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 member of Alpha Omega Kappa Fraternity Incorporated.
Mary handles all of the centers programming. She statrted working as a Peer Support Specialist in 2009, and from June 2015 to June 2020, was the Executive Director of Hearts and Ears. Mary's passion to help others came after a long struggle with mental health and addiction issues. She has since 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). Her plan is to return to college to eventually become a therapist.