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Our Board

 Ginny Robertson – President

Ginny Robertson is the Founder of the On Purpose Woman Community and Founder, Publisher and Editor of the On Purpose Woman Magazine. For years, she has connected women around the world to their gifts, their purpose and each other. She does this through 9 monthly in-person gatherings of the On Purpose Woman Community, as well as 3 online gatherings each month. The On Purpose Woman Online Magazine offers women ideas and resources for their mind, body, spirit and business. A gifted speaker and facilitator, she has been helping women “Get Out of Their Own Way” and live their best lives, both personally and professionally, for over 25 years. Prior to that, she was a corporate executive in the banking and finance industry. Ginny is a contributing author to three anthologies: Conscious Choices: An Evolutionary Woman’s Guide to Life, The Spirit of Women Entrepreneurs: Real-Life Stories of Determination, Growth & Prosperity, and Innovative Voices: True Stories of Women Awakening a New World. For four years, she was the co-host of the WomanTalk Live radio show on WCBM in Baltimore and in 2012 she was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. e.

Jennifer Klotz – Secretary

Jennifer Klotz
Ms. Klotz is a Certified Professional Life and Recovery Coach with a strength-based, collaborative approach to provide tools to stay in true recovery. Through motivation, guidance, education, and accountability, clients are empowered to transform their lives. She is also an educator and trainer with extensive experience developing, coordinating, and implementing customized training programs for diverse audiences. Jennifer provides education, support and resources to individuals with the disease of addiction and their families; families with children with special needs; as well as families built through foster care, kinship care and adoption. Jennifer is also the mother of 2 young adult children who joined her family through adoption.

Rose Fauntleroy – Member

Rose Fauntleroy
Rose Fauntleroy is the owner of Fauntleroy Enterprises, LLC, an entrepreneurial small business growth management company that evaluates business operations and efficiencies’ to strategically implement new ideas for continued small business growth. With greater than 20 years of experience in the legal and corporate fields she has varied actual experience in helping small businesses grow. She has also served as a Litigation Paralegal/Office Manager for a law firm in Virginia for the past 16 years with a focus in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability. She is an upcoming author of “Capturing your Dreams to Live the Life you Desire” to be released in early 2014. She believes that we all have “Life Dreams” and in order to “Capture” them you need motivation and a plan to assist you on your journey. She has a caring interest in helping people grow and thrive through service and philanthropy. Her life’s goal is to be a continual ” Truth-seeker”. She attended J. Sargent Reynolds Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University concentrating in Business and Paralegal Studies/Litigation.

Kim Farabee – Member

Kim has roots in the Light of Truth Center. Her struggle with cocaine addiction ended once she became a resident at the Light of Truth Center in 2004. The programs and support she experienced during the twenty-two months she lived there helped her stay clean and sane for the past ten years. She is practicing principles learned and has become a successful employee, homeowner, grandmother, and mentor.

Kim has always been a compassionate person and a positive influence to everyone. She is eternally grateful for God’s grace and mercy; and for The Light of Truth Center. Kim is a graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School. Upon her gradation from the Community College of Baltimore County in 2014, she will receive her Associate of Arts Degree. Kim was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland is the youngest of five children.

Nilene Harris – Member

Nilene Harris - Member
Nilene served within the Social Security Administration for over 30 years. She is skilled in Project and financial management as well as a Proofreader. Her key skill is conducting studies and evaluations for organizations, thus providing them with accurate and statistical data that enhances their day-to-day operations She is an active member of Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church. She is currently an active volunteer at the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women and the Kairos Prison Ministry International Inc.

Pamela R. Frazier – Member

Pamela R. Frazier is the grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of two and mother of five. Pam is a National Certified Addiction Counselor and is also certified in Domestic Violence and HIV Awareness. Pam worked in the field of addiction over 30 years and retired in 2012 from The Women’s Treatment Center after working there over 21 years. Ms. Frazier was named Addiction Counselor of the year in 1995 by The State of Illinois Addiction Certification Board. Ms. Frazier felt that addiction counselors should be acknowledged for the work we do; working with people struggling with addictions and helping them rebuild their lives and relationships with family, so in 2002 she initiated National Addiction Counselor Day, and on September 25, 2002 The First National Addiction Counselor Day was celebrated across America, today it is referred to as National Addiction Professional Day and is celebrated every year on September 20, during Recovery Month.

The vision came because of her own recovery (26 years) from addiction and her spiritual teachings from The Johnnie Colemon Institute, where she has a Master and Master Plus Certificate. In 2002 she founded N’ The Spirit Transformational Living “Where Miracles Happen” (NTS) Recovery Home for women, which is licensed and funded by Illinois Department of Substance Abuse (DASA), she has helped over 350 women, who have lived at NTS.

Ms. Frazier is presently Vice President of The Black Ensemble Theater Auxiliary Board, she has been the Vice President of The Jessie “Ma” Houston Prison/Jail Outpost Ministries of the Rainbow/Push Coalition, where she continues to minister to women and men in jails and prisons throughout the State of Illinois. She is the Past President and current Board Member of Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals (IAAP), The Illinois affiliate of National Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). Ms. Frazier was presented with The Harriet Tubman Trail Blazer Award in 2014 by The Creativity United “We Dream In Color” Organization. Ms. Frazier’s belief is that there is a great need to heal holistically and that her assignment is to always be there to help women and men on their journey. Ms. Frazier is a Motivational Speaker, and has spoken at Today’s Black Women Expo. She also has a tape “Empowerment, Moving on to a Higher Level of Consciousness” and has done Workshops on “Healing The Child Within.”

Roy Owens – Member

Roy Owens
Roy is a retired Information Technology professional with over 20 years experience demonstrating enterprise management software installation, configuration and administration skills, network administration skills, development and implementation of network security policies and procedures, personal computer hardware and software installation and maintenance, monitoring system performance and troubleshooting, network hardware and software installation. Have to ability to interact with hostile customers and assist in resolving their issues.

His critcial skills are Community activism and service through community organizing, political campaign planning and stratagem and solicitation of federal, state and local funding for social programs to benefit those in need. Various computer and technology skills. He is an expert in the following: CA Unicenter TNG, CA Advanced Help Desk Option, CA Advanced Storage Option, Remote Control Option, CA Automation Point, CA storage applications (ArcServe, SRM, Mail Manager), Windows 2003 server, Windows NT Server 4.0 and 3.51, Microsoft Systems Management Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 98 and network security.

Roy has been an international traveler and has experienced the following countries:Korea, Germany, France, Spain, Tangier, England, Canada, Mexico and Holland

Lydia Santiago Wilson – Member

Lydia Santiago-Wilson
Lydia Santiago-Wilson is a native of Puerto Rico with many family members who still reside in her native territory. She spent much of her childhood in Massachusetts once her immediate family moved to the continental U.S. As a young adult, she settled in Maryland where she began her education and career. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she earned here Master’s in Social Work. She also received her Bachelor of Psychology from Coppin State University. For over fifteen years, Lydia has provided superior care for clients with mental health issues and chemical dependencies.

Lydia’s certifications include LCSW-C, State of Maryland, CAC-AD, State of Maryland, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Associate ounselor/Alcohol and Drug, Chronic Disease Model for Addiction Treatment and Trauma Informed Care Certificate, Ferentz Institute.

Lydia’s career experience is extensive. She was Clinical Director of the Avery Halfway House for Women and Children where she worked passionately to assess clients and provide treatments needs for clients. She was also Program Director Journey’s Program Maryland Treatment Centers, Inc. where she managed staff as well as handled her own caseload of families while providing bi-lingual services for non-English speaking clients. As a Clinical Supervisor for CRC Health Pine Heights Treatment Center, Lydia also supervised a team of substance abuse counselors while carrying a case load of clients. She also worked as an Administrative Director for the Right Turn IMPACT center where she would supervise trainees and facilitate therapeutic and educational groups.

Currently, Lydia works as a Behavior Health Therapist at Healthcare for the Homeless where she assesses and diagnoses clients, provide therapy and facilitates substance abuse and mental health groups for very vulnerable homeless clients.

Dr. Marilyn Blackston – Member

Dr. Marilyn Blackston was born and raised in the Baltimore, MD area and is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

She is boarded as an Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon. Dr. Blackston received certification as a Wellness Coach and an Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner.

She is a proponent of holistic healing, which focusses on all aspects of an individual’s wellbeing: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Dr. Blackston pushes her patients to become their fittest best through a combination of healthy eating, exercise, and stress management techniques.

Her area of expertise is assisting middle-aged professional women in embracing a permanently healthy lifestyle to the point that they naturally lose weight, and their physicians discontinue prescribed medications.

Professional Highlights Physician Consultant at Faircode Associates, LLC President/EFT Practitioner and Wellness Coach/Consultant at MLB Ventures, Inc., Granite Scientific and medical writer at Airway Technologies

Medical Accreditation She is a board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon. She received licensed certification as a Wellness Coach in 2008. In 2011 she became certified in the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as a means to help clients with their fears, frustrations and emotional distress.

Accomplishments Blackston is the first African-American woman to complete a surgical residency at the University of Maryland.

Education Residency in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (1979 – 1983) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry from Brown University, Providence, RI (1975 – 1979)

Dena Ward Wane – Member

Dena Ward-Wane is the Director of Special Projects and Editor for The Baltimore Times newspaper group. She is also the CEO of Supreme Vacations, a full service travel company. Ms. Wane is a world traveller and has been a consummate volunteer for several social organizations over the years.

Disturbed by the disintegrating family and the disruptions in the lives of children, Ms. Wane has been motivated to dedicate and commit her time to the advancement and well-being of underprivileged, disadvantaged, and underserved women and children. She has accomplished this through her service to several national and international non-profit organizations on a voluntary basis. Having served as the Coordinator of Overseas Cultural Affairs for F.O.O.D. (Friends Organized for Overseas Development), she had the opportunity to participate in the development of a training program for native women and children in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. In 1995, she traveled to China to attend the Fourth World Conference on Women, representing W.O.R.L.D. (Women Organized Resources for Liberia’s Development, Inc.), an international organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of women and children in developing countries in West Africa. Through these and other associations, she has gained a wealth of experience in the advocacy of women and children.

Ms. Wane serves on the Board of Directors as Finance Chair for FBI Baltimore Citizens Academy Alumni Association, a 501(c)3 organization separate and apart from the FBI that supports and serves the Community Outreach Initiatives of the FBI through education; public awareness campaigns; and preparedness to provide for a safer community. Ms. Wane has strong organizational and management skills, extensive experience in communication with diverse populations and a strong commitment to teamwork.)

Vice President – BATGO (Baltimore Academy and Trade Guild Organization)
Board Member -Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund
Co-Owner/Vice President – AFRAM World (Interational Trade Company
Advisory Council Member – Cooperative Extension Service/ Univ. of Md
Finance Chair/Board of Directors – FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association​
President -Times Community Services, Inc

Michelle Ludlow – Member

Anne Arundel County Drug Court Case Manager at Center for Digital Governmtent

BarbarJean Shaneman – Member

Senior Program Specialist, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Her love for health and community, Bj Shaneman is a positive and strong community nurse advocate. The first Native American Indian /Black female student to attend the University of Virginia nursing program, she graduated with honors. She continued her education in nursing, Sociology and Psychology by attending Coppin State University and Catonsville Community College with several degrees obtained. During her education at Catonsville Community College she served as president of the Black Student Union for two years during the time when people of color were often shunned. As a military brat and a nurse at the Quantico Navy and Marine Base in Virginia many of her experiences opened pathways for the work she now does in many statewide communities as well in other states. Co-founder of the Park West Medical Center, 44 years ago and Mind, Heart and Body Program, 30 years ago, her path of giving back to the community began. Her medical practice in research of hypertension, diabetes and other health related disparities with Dr. Elijah Sanders for over 25 years allotted her continued work within the communities she loves.

Now retired, Bj volunteers her time, healthcare skills and knowledge, providing free healthcare services and is the accredited developer and /or founder for several community healthcare programs; “Our Community Comes First”, a provider of Hypertension Research with the National Institute of Health; “Mind, Heart and Body Program”, provider of healthcare awareness knowledge and hands-on services during community health fairs; Park West Medical Center, founded in Brown’s Memorial Church, provider of needed community healthcare; Baltimore American Indian Center serving the health needs through traditional verses Western medicine to this population; Co-developer for the Men and Family Center in which she changed the name from” Men Center” in order to give dignity to the men served, a new meaning in family nurturing; St. Matthew’s Community Long-Term Outreach Program/Center founder in the St. Matthew’s Gospel Tabernacle Apostolic Faith Church, based on a real dream of Bishop William A. and Elder Roselee Thomas to give back to the community through healthcare and education in the community where the church sits; Grant Writing 101, “Meat and Potatoes” of Grant Writing developed to strengthen the community in giving back to their communities and entrepreneurship and the BJ Women’s Wellness Center, host site Women Accepting Responsibility, Inc. provider of women’s healthcare.

She is published in many medical journals for her research in hypertension, vaccines and drug therapy. Authoring several health education tools on Men’s Health for Morgan State University’s “New Minority Men’s Health Consortium”; Cancer Among Men for “Bishops Annual Meeting”, St. Matthew’s Gospel Tabernacle Apostolic Faith Church and Health Navigator for Women and Breast Cancer for “Total Health Care Medical Center” staff through the Komen for the Cure Foundation.

She wears many hats to bring and to assure partnerships of healthcare services will benefit the community residents and clients she serve.)

Paris Elliott – Member