About House of Ruth Maryland

Our vision is that one day, every woman in Maryland will be safe in her own home.

House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.

House of Ruth Maryland was founded in May of 1977 by a coalition of women’s organizations, religious groups, service providers, and elected officials to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and their children. In November of 1977 we opened Baltimore’s first crisis shelter for these victims in a row house on North Calvert Street. The shelter was staffed by one paid staffed person and a voluntary Board of Directors.

In November 1998 a new 84-bed shelter and 6 apartment transitional housing, featuring expanded services and programs, opened. The new shelter has a holistic health and wellness program, including an on-site health clinic staffed by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Today, House of Ruth Maryland is recognized as one of the nation’s most comprehensive domestic violence centers and has a staff of more than ninety. Our voluntary leadership consists of a thirty-member Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee.

Fast Facts for FY 2021
(July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)

adult victims

children

friends, family, and supporters of the House of Ruth Maryland

male and female abuse intervention clients

professionals receiving training

In addition, HRM provided information and outreach to: 7,831 attendees at outreach and community events

And 479 individuals volunteered a total of 9,877 hours to support HRM programs and services – or $234,431 or almost 5 full-time staffers.

Leadership

Sandi Timmins

Executive Director

Asjoure Brown

Director of Clinical Services

Melissa Kirkpatrick

Director of Community Response

Dorothy Lennig

Director of the House of Ruth Maryland Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

Janice Miller

Director of Stability Services

Latoya Molina

Director of Human Resources

Lisa Nitsch

Director of Training and Education

Justice Schisler

Director of Development

Josh Sutherland

Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Pamela Colbert

Board President

Vice President, Americas Quality
McCormick & Company, Inc.

Kappie Bogart

Board Vice President

Vice President
Transamerica Stable Value Solutions

Julie Hopkins

Board Secretary

Attorney At Law
Hopkins IP

Stephen Poynot

Board Treasurer

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
F&M Trust

Lawrence Baird

COO/CPO, Professor, Founder/Consultant
7 Mindsets, Stevenson University, Baird Consulting Group

Clare Berrang

Director, Tenant Representation
Newmark Knight Frank

Meryl Burgin

Executive Vice President
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Joyce Ann Burman

Retired

Pamela Conover

Vice President and Managing Counsel
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Rob Coursey

Vice President — Investment Consultant
Harborside Group

Victoria Deyesu 

Group Fitness Instructor
Bel Air Athletic Club

Christy DiPietro

Director
First United Corporation

Holly Griffin

Retired

Monica Hausner

Partner
Brown Advisory

Regina Lindsay

SVP & Chief HR Executive
YesCare

Linda Lo Cascio

Owner and Principal
LLC Consulting Group

Whitney Lull

Senior Talent Acquisition Search Consultant, Vice President
M&T Bank

Pam Malester

Retired

Mary Miller

Chief Financial Officer
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Laura Mooney

Founder & President
Time2Market

Anamika Moore

Associate
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Matthew Moore

Partner
Verdence Capital Advisors

Jeff Musgrove

Management Consultant
Think Systems

Mary Nettleton

Sr. Advisory Consultant – CyberSecurity Services
KPMG

Magnus Rhyu

Consultant
Quintiles

Harry Swayne

Human Resources Business Partner
MITRE

Melissa Walker

CFO, Executive Vice President
KCW Engineering Technologies, Inc.

Dan Yardley

Managing Director
Patriot Capital