New Executive Director aims to bring new approach to fundraising
Annapolis (May 21, 2009) - County Executive John R. Leopold today welcomed Dr. Pamela Brown as Executive Director of the Partnership for Children, Youth and Families.
"Dr. Brown brings a wealth of experience in social services, child mental health and grant writing, areas that are vital in this difficult economy," County Executive Leopold said. "The Partnership for Children, Youth and Families provides part of the glue that keeps our community strong."
Dr. Brown has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University and was most recently working for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She started her career as a high school teacher and has over thirty years of experience in education, social services and community partnership building. She is the former Executive Director of Leadership Anne Arundel.
The Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families was created in 1993. Each County in Maryland was charged by the Governor's Office for Children to convene a collaborative board to manage the implementation of a local, interagency, community-based human service delivery system.
The Partnership uses federal, state and local funds to identify gaps in services for county families, build partnerships, leverage dollars, and provide services. The Partnership also organizes events such as the Teen Summit scheduled for May 30 at Annapolis High School. Dr. Brown said one of her goals is to use creative means to boost private fundraising for the organization.