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: RICHARD PARKER, & Workforce Development Committee

Vice President: J.R. LEE, & Public Safety Committee

Treasurer: DONNELL NANCE, & Vibrant Streets Committee

Secretary: ASHLEY VALIS, & University of Maryland Baltimore Representative

Richard Shores, Barre Circle Community Association Representative

Kelleigh Eastman, Citizens of Pigtown Representative

Edith Gilliard Canty, Franklin Square Community Association Representative

Jane Buccheri, Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood Association Representative

Nancy McCormick, Mount Clare Community Association Representative

Sonia Eaddy, Poppleton NOW! Representative

David McGill, Union Square Association Representative

Kris Hoellen, B&O Railroad Museum Representative

George Kleb, Bon Secours Health System Representative

Jane Shaab, University of Maryland BioPark Representative

Chuck Callahan, University of Maryland Medical Center Representative

Gregg Herlong, Wexford Science and Technology Representative

Laura Dykes, Commercial Development Committee

Abigail Breiseth, Education Committee

Heather Kangas, Housing Committee

Scott Kashnow, Historic Preservation Committee

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

**(Due to COVID-19, all meetings are currently being held through Zoom every third Tuesday from 7-9pm – to attend please download Zoom and access with the following options:

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Meeting ID: 376 812 956
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Past Meeting Minutes can be found HERE.

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: Donnell Nance, Chair 

Fund Development Committee: Lou Packett, Chair

Governance Committee: George Kleb, Chair


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

  1. 990 tax returns
    1. 2020
    2. 2019
    3. 2018
    4. 2017
    5. 2016
    6. 2015
  2. 2017-2018 Independent Audit
  3. 2018-2019 Independent Audit


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.