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), the elected Chair of each Program Committee and three at-large members.

The current Board is:


SONIA EADDYpresident@swpbal.org
Poppleton Now! Representative  

Vice President

LAURA DYKES  | vicepresident@swpbal.org
Commercial Development Committee Chair commercial@swpbal.org


CHARISSE LUE  | treasurer@swpbal.org
At-Large Member (Franklin Square) 


SCOTT KASHNOW  | secretary@swpbal.org
Historic Preservation Committee Chair preservation@swpbal.org 

Serena Watters, Barre Circle Community Association Representative

Kelleigh Eastman, Citizens of Pigtown Representative

Edith Gilliard-Canty, Franklin Square Neighborhood Association Representative 

Gigi Lazard, Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood Association Representative

Jose Resendiz, Mount Clare Community Council Representative 

Vacant, Union Square Association Representative

Kris Hoellen, B&O Railroad Museum Representative

Andrea Person, Bon Secours Baltimore Community Works Representative

Kurt Sommer, LifeBridge Health Representative

Bill Joyner, University of Maryland Baltimore Representative

Jane Shaab, University of Maryland BioPark Representative 

Rebecca Altman, University of Maryland Medical Center Representative 

Gregg Herlong, Wexford Science and Technology Representative

Abigail Breiseth, Education Committee Chair education@swpbal.org

Cecilia Gonzalez, Housing Committee Chair housing@swpbal.org

Howard Hughes, Public Safety Committee Chair safety@swpbal.org

Donnell Nance, Vibrant Streets Committee Chair streets@swpbal.org

Tashi-Kali M. Acket, At-Large Member (Clay Pots)

Vernell Lewis, At-Large Member (Hollins Roundhouse)

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 (667-210-2105 or email staff@swpbal.org).

Finance Committee: Charisse Lue, Chair

Fund Development Committee: Position Open

Governance Committee: Position Open

Organizational Documents

Southwest Partnership Bylaws (November 21, 2023)

Southwest Partnership Articles of Incorporation

Governance Policies & Procedures

Procedure for Establishing Residency (July 22, 2022)


The Southwest Partnership's latest financial documents are available annually after July 1st and can be reviewed below:

990 tax returns

  1. 2022
  2. 2021
  3. 2020
  4. 2019
  5. 2018
  6. 2017
  7. 2016
  8. 2015


  1. Ending 12/31/2022 Independent Audit
  2. Ending 12/31/2021 Independent Audit
  3. Ending 12/31/2020 Independent Audit
  4. Ending 12/31/2019 Independent Audit
  5. Ending 12/31/2018 Independent Audit
  6. Ending 12/31/2017 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!


The Board of Directors for Southwest Partnership meets every third Tuesday of the month. Past meeting minutes can be found here.

You can join any public Board of Directors meeting through the Zoom information provided, or check our calendar for a location for public in-person meetings:

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