Family League Announces New Programs Team StructureMelissa Moore, Jenee Tucker promoted in move to better align with Md. Child Well-being framework
BALTIMORE, Md. – March 1, 2019 – Family League of Baltimore (Family League) today announced the promotion of Melissa Moore and Jenee Tucker, former Program Directors of Food Access and Community Schools, respectively, to the newly created positions of Director of Programs. The two, while managing their own distinct portfolios, will work collaboratively to develop and implement the strategic vision of the organization through their stewardship of programs. The elevations were part of a broader departmental restructuring designed to recognize the cross-functional and holistic nature of Family League’s work and incorporate the expertise of multiple teams in addressing the needs of children, families, and communities. The move comes on the heels of Khalilah Slater Harrington taking on the role of Chief Program Officer.
“We are excited about the future of Family League’s programmatic work under this new leadership structure,” said Demaune A. Millard, the organization’s president and CEO. “This new direction signals a shift in how we approach meeting our mission to serve as an architect of change to lasting outcomes for Baltimore’s children and families. We recognized the significant overlap in what it takes to deliver on Maryland’s 8 Child Well-being Results Areas – the guideposts for our work as the Local Management Board for Baltimore – that are not defined by age range. As such, we are moving toward greater alignment within our work to dismantle those silos and bring about greater collaboration, both internally and externally.”
Melissa’s portfolio will consist of oversight of Home Visiting, Food Access, Interagency Initiatives and Local Care Team. She has been a member of Family League’s Food Access team since joining the organization in 2012 as a Nutrition Technician. Moore previous served as a Director of the Y of Central Maryland, planning and implementing the monthly calendar and snack menu. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.
Jenee will oversee Community Schools and Out-of-School Time, Expanded Youth Programs, and School Readiness. She joined Family League as Program Manager for Community and School Engagement in 2016 and became Program Director of Community Schools in 2017. Prior to join the organization, Tucker established a track record of excellence in education and juvenile justice, having formerly worked Baltimore City Public Schools, Humanim and the Virginia State Department of Corrections. Jenee earned her Master of Science in Project Management from the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University and holds a Project Management Program (PMP) Certification. She completed her undergraduate studies at Virginia State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
Moore and Tucker assumed their new roles February 1st.
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