Governance & Board

Governance & Board2019-03-21T12:52:46-04:00

Board of Directors

The Southwest Partnership is led by a Board of Directors made up of one representative from each member organization (neighborhood associations and anchor institutions) and the elected Chair of each Program Committee.

The current Board is:

President: Kelleigh Eastman, Citizens of Pigtown,

Vice President: JR Lee, Public Safety Committee,

Treasurer: Patty Hogan, Union Square Association,

Secretary: Scott Kashnow, Historic Preservation, 

Bill Marker, Barre Circle Community Association

Edith Gilliard Canty, Franklin Square Community Association

Nancy McCormick, Mount Clare Community Association

Sonia Eaddy, Poppleton NOW!

Phyllis Wilkins, B&O Railroad Museum

Ashley Valis, University of Maryland Baltimore

Jane Shaab, University of Maryland BioPark

Chuck Callahan, University of Maryland Medical Center

Gregg Herlong, Wexford Science and Technology

Kenneth Watson, Commercial Development

Lou Packett, Education and Workforce Development

Dan Rodenburg, Vibrant and Walkable Streets

Richard Parker, Workforce Development

The Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:15 PM at the UMB Community Engagement Center (1 N. Poppleton St)

Past meeting minutes and organizational documents are available here.

Standing Committees

The Southwest Partnership has three Standing Committees which support the operations of the organization. These Committees are open to the public, and if you’d like more information about them please contact us.

Finance Committee: George Kleb, Chair 

Fund Development Committee:

Governance Committee: Dan Morrison, Chair


The Southwest Partnership’s latest financial documents are available for review below:

  1. 990 tax returns
    1. 2016
    2. 2015
  2. January-June 2017 Financial Report
  3. 2017 End of Year Financial Report


The Southwest Partnership is funded through commitments from the anchor institutions, operational support from the Goldseker Foundation, and contributions from individuals and foundations. The Southwest Partnership is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. For more information about ways to contribute to the SWP please visit our donation page.