Leadership

George Kleb, Director, Housing and Community Development

George Kleb serves as director of Housing and Community Development for Bon Secours in Baltimore. Since joining the ministry in 1987, Kleb has been responsible for the overall administration, direction and operations of all housing programs including rental housing management (802 units in service) and new housing development (299+ units currently in development). He also participates in the creation of strategies in the areas of housing, community development and community engagement that address the social determinants and influencers of health across the entire Bon Secours Mercy Health ministry. Kleb holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Maryland College and a Certificate in Housing and Community Development from the University of Maryland in 1998.
Colin Smith, Director, Strategy and Economic Development

Colin Smith serves as the Director of Strategy and Economic Development for Bon Secours Community Works. In his role, Smith is responsible for the administration and operations of all economic development programs, including job training programs, financial capability training, food access services, violence reduction initiatives and returning citizen services. In addition to his responsibilities overseeing a service delivery department, Colin is responsible for operational planning and strategic planning efforts across the organization. During his tenure at Bon Secours Community Works, Colin has led efforts to grow the organization’s workforce, drive outcome-based programming, and increase its grant funded revenue for essential capital and operations initiatives linked to strategic priorities. Colin Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts from Goucher College and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland.

 

Andrea Person, Director, Youth and Family Services

Andrea Person serves as the director of Youth and Family Services for Bon Secours Community Works. Born in West Baltimore’s Sandown-Winchester Community, Ms. Person possesses extensive knowledge and experience in managing health systems, identifying and addressing systematic issues as well as developing community partnerships that enhances programs and services. In her previous roles she served as Director of Health Services for the Y in Central Maryland Head Start Programs where she was responsible for health, mental health and disability services outcomes for children in three Head Start regions. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from the University of Maryland, College Park, a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science degree in Psychology from Kaplan University. In 2017, Andrea received the NCADD Maryland Teurk Conference Outstanding Service Award. She is also an active member of the Sandtown-Winchester Senior Center board of directors and the mother of two beautiful daughters.