Board and Staff

Both the Sisters of Mercy and the School Sisters of Notre Dame elect two members each to serve as a Corporate Board. The Marian House Corporate Members meet annually to provide oversight relevant to the mission direction of the organization. In addition to this governing role, the religious communities provide annual financial support. 

In addition to the Corporate Board, Marian House is governed by an independent, all-volunteer Board of Directors, which provides policy and financial oversight of the organization.

Corporate Board of Directors

Sr. Charmaine Krohe, SSND

Sr. Celeste Reinhart, SSND

Sr. Mary Anne Smith, RSM

Sr. Pat Coward, RSM

Board of Directors

Tere Geckle
Civic Leader

Randy Farmer-O’Connor
Vice Chair
Maryland Public Television

Don Mattran
Vice Chair, Incoming
Foundry Wealth Advisors

Lori Reitenauer
Vice Chair, Outgoing
PNC Wealth Management

Kelly Black
Black Accounting & Consulting

Sr. Fran DeMarco, RSM
Mercy Medical Center

Margo Bryant
Fidelity Investments

Peter Dunbar

Sr. Kathleen Feeley, SSND
School Sisters of Notre Dame

Sr. Catherine Gugerty, SSND
Loyola Center for Community Service and Justice

Sr. Beth Heizer, RSM
Community Volunteer

Marie Lilly
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Howard Majev
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Jennifer Mielke
Johns Hopkins University

Veronica Mouring
Community Volunteer

Allison Mulford, Esq.

Mary Penczek

Meredith Tyler
McCormick & Company


Katie Allston, LCSW-C
Executive Director

  • Executive Assistant

    Theresa Strawder
    Executive Assistant

  • Transitional Housing

    Sr. Sharon Brunier, SSND, LCPC
    Education Coordinator

    Willette Fair
    Assistant House Manager / Weekend Supervisor

    Nancy Lynch Gibson, LCPC

    Cynthia Jackson
    Intake Coordinator

    Sharon Kennedy
    House Manager

    Vonsetta Manns, LGSW
    Clinical Social Worker / Case Manager

    Lara McNeil
    Employment Coordinator

    Bertha Mitchell
    Weekend Supervisor / Alumnae Coordinator

    Deborah Neal
    Case Manager

    Elizabeth Smith
    Weekend Supervisor

    Dana Stalling, LCSW-C

    Renee Sykes
    Night Supervisor

    Gina Jenkins Weaver, LCSW-C
    Director of Transitional Housing

    Karen Rantion
    Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Permanent and Family Housing

    Deborah Davis
    Case Manager – Independence Place

    Phyllis Ham, LCPC
    Counselor, Director of Permanent & Family Housing

    Christa Long
    Case Manager – Serenity Place

    Dillon Nestadt
    Child Therapist

    Domenika Ringgold
    Case Manager

    Amber Freeman
    Case Manager – Permanent Housing

    Maggi Donegan
    Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

  • Advancement

    Beth Myers-Edwards
    Advancement Assistant

    Psalms Rojas
    Foundations & Community Relations Manager

    Terry Weigel
    Director of Advancement

  • Finance

    Nancy Bachman
    Finance Officer

    Shirley Goles
    AR Accounting Clerk

    LaShondia Griffin
    AP Accounting Clerk and Data Analyst

    Peter McIver
    Deputy Director

  • Maintenance

    Michael Howard

    Peter McIver
    Deputy Director