The Rev. Jenn DiFrancesco, Evangeline Herbert, Erin O’Keefe and Stephanie Shack were named to the board of directors of GEDCO, an independent, interfaith, nonprofit organization that provides affordable, supportive housing and emergency services that meet low-income individuals’ and families’ most basic needs for food and shelter.
DiFrancesco, a temporary supply pastor at Havenwood, and co-pastor of a new worshiping community, The Slate Project, is an active volunteer for Gedco, especially at CARES and Harford House.
Herbert, a contracting manager for BlueCross and BlueShield of Maryland, is a volunteer with Moveable Feast, and enjoys helping seniors navigate the health care system.
O’Keefe, executive director of Loyola University’s Center for Community, Service and Justice, also served as the founding director for Loyola’s York Road Initiative, where she established trusted relationships with resident-led coalitions and public and private leadership, resulting in community-designed plans to decrease racial and economic segregation and inequities. She also has served as a Board Member for Strong City Baltimore and Rebuilding Together Baltimore.
Shack serves as the senior vice president and chief legal officer for Enterprise Community Partners Inc. She has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chesapeake and the Women’s Industrial Exchange.
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