Solutions Summit Co-Chairs
Eddie Brown is the chair and CEO of Brown Capital Management, which he founded in 1983. In 1994, he and his wife founded the Eddie C. and Sylvia Brown Family Foundation, which has donated millions of dollars to Baltimore-based causes, particularly those focused on education, health care, and the arts. He is also a member of the OSI-Baltimore Advisory Board. Brown earned a BS in electrical engineering from Howard University, an MS in electrical engineering from New York University, and an MBA from Indiana University School of Business. He holds an honorary doctorate in public service from Morgan State University, and an honorary doctor of humane letters from Johns Hopkins University.
Kurt L. Schmoke is the president of University of Baltimore and served as the first elected African-American mayor of Baltimore from 1987 to 1999. Born and raised in Baltimore, Schmoke attended Baltimore City College and went on to attend Yale University, studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and graduated from Harvard University Law School. He was the Baltimore City State’s Attorney from 1982 to 1987, when he was elected mayor. Prior to joining UB, he was dean of the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., from 2003 to 2012. Following that, he was appointed general counsel for Howard and also served as the institution’s interim provost.
Mary J. Miller is the former Under Secretary of the Treasury in the Obama administration. Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Miller spent 26 years in Baltimore working for T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., where she was the director of the Fixed Income Division and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. She had previously worked as a research associate at the Urban Institute, a non-partisan think tank. Miller received a BA from Cornell University, where she was a member of the Quill and Dagger society and an MCRP from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mark Fetting is the former CEO of Legg Mason. Born in Baltimore, Mark holds a BS in economics from the Wharton School of Business and an MBA from Harvard University. For 10 years, he and his wife ran a summer camp providing outdoor experiences for at-risk Baltimore children. He has served on several local boards, including Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School, Baltimore School for the Arts, Mercy Hospital, and Gilman School. Since leaving Legg Mason, Fetting has continued his charitable and philanthropic work. In 2013 Fetting ran the fundraising campaign for the United Way of Maryland and has previously served as a founding director of The Fund for Educational Excellence and Project Raise.
Jobs Planning Group Co-Chairs
Joseph T. Jones, Jr. is founder of the Center for Urban Families, a nonprofit service organization in Baltimore, Maryland, that empowers low-income families by enhancing the ability of men to fulfill their roles as fathers and improving the ability of both women and men to contribute to their families as wage earners. Jones is a Weinberg Fellow and a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is also a member of the OSI-Baltimore Advisory Board.
Tracy Brown is the deputy director of OSI-Baltimore. She is a longtime Maryland attorney, advocate and leader. Before joining OSI-Baltimore, Brown was executive director of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland, which promotes the legal rights of women through advocacy and direct services. During her 13-year tenure, Brown helped the nonprofit expand services to individuals and increase efforts to achieve systemic change while working collaboratively with partners to promote the center’s mission and broaden its impact.
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Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning Group Co-Chairs
Andre M. Davis is a Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Previously, Davis was a federal district judge, and was nominated first for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit by President Bill Clinton in 2000. He was re-nominated to the Fourth Circuit by President Barack Obama in 2009. He received a BA in American history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971, and graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1978. Davis is currently a member of the OSI-Baltimore Advisory Board.
Tara Huffman is the Director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program at OSI-Baltimore. She comes to OSI-Baltimore with both national and local experience, strong advocacy skills, and deep knowledge of the field and of the organizational development needs of grantees. Previously, Huffman provided coaching and consulting services to non-profit leaders and organizations—including to the Greater Baltimore Grassroots Criminal Justice Network. Before that, she served for five years as the Deputy Director for Policy and Programs at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice in Washington, D.C.
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Behavioral Health Planning Group Co-Chairs
Scott Nolen is the Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment program at OSI-Baltimore. Nolen has held a variety of research, legislative and advocacy positions in the public health and juvenile and criminal justice fields. Before joining OSI-Baltimore, he worked as a health scientist in the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Strategic Planning, Legislation and Scientific Policy. As a part of the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Nolen led a project focused on driving the national discussion on health disparities. Prior to that, Nolen was the Director of the Equal Justice Program at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, which allowed the health care and criminal justice advocate to combine his legal training with his background in social science research.
Susan Leviton is a University of Maryland Law School professor emeritus and founder of the statewide child advocacy group Advocates for Children and Youth. She has a long history in law and advocacy. She has specialized in representing children in juvenile court and special education proceedings. And, she was honored with the Margaret Brent-Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award by the Bar Association of Baltimore City. Leviton is a member of the OSI-Baltimore Advisory Board and chair of its Grants Committee.
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