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Robert Meza


Originally from Los Angeles, California, Robert has extensive work experience in the accounting & finance field. He worked ten years in the corporate office of Associated Hosts, Inc. (a restaurant operator) and fourteen years at Paramount Pictures where he held various positions in the Corporate Finance and Motion Picture Group divisions. Read More

Executive Council

The HOPE Center of Maryland, Inc. is overseen by the Executive Council whose responsibility includes establishing organizational identity, provide necessary resources, and impart insight and oversight. The Executive Council collaborates with the Advisory Council and the Executive Director in ensuring transparency, effectiveness, and excellence for the operations of the organization. 

Advisory Council

The role of the Advisory Council is to advise and support the leadership of The HOPE Center of Maryland, Inc. This includes community ambassadors, fundraising, and organizational/strategic planning. Each member brings their unique expertise and talents in order to more effectively guide the organization. 

Current Advisory Members:

Christina Bonney - Christina has been a resident of Harford County since her childhood. She studied at Harford Community College and earned her nursing degree in 2000. She has experience many different facets of nursing, including her most recent, school nursing. Christina has always had a passion for... Read More 

Jim Hoopes - Jim has been enjoying life while being retired since 2014. He has a desire to help people know that God loves them and that God has "plans to give them hope and a future" (Jer. 29:11). With that in mind, Jim has worked with various ministries including Hope for the Homeless Alliance, Faith Community and... Read More 

Judy Mason - Judy is a consultant providing grant writing and other management services to Maryland nonprofits, including several in Harford County. Judy spent more than 30 years as a part of the Community Action Network, the nationwide system of agencies created by Lyndon Johnson in 1965 to... Read More 

Theresa Manke - Theresa, recently retired, has spent over 40 years supporting senior management in various corporate settings. Her most recent position was as executive assistant to a well-known philanthropist and grant administrator for his foundation. Theresa has volunteered over the years... Read More 

Allison Frey MoorefieldAllison is a Harford County resident and Director of Student Services at Towson University in Northeastern Maryland (Bel Air campus).  She has a degree in Social Work and Community Health Education and adjuncts on Towson’s main campus.  Previously, Allison was an alcohol and drug health educator and asst. director of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Center ... Read More 

Lori LeJeune - Lori, a lifelong Harford County native, recently entered retirement after devoting the majority of her career to bookkeeping and managing small, local businesses. In early 2019, she returned to school earning a degree in Medical Assisting, achieving a long-held goal. Lori's commitment to the community... Read More 

Tom Knapp - Honorary Council Member - Tom is a long time member of St Margaret Parish in Bel Air where he volunteers as a Eucharistic Minister and in the church’s Prison Ministry at the Harford County Detention Center in Bel Air. Tom retired in 2015 from M&T Bank, where he enjoyed a 34-year career in the commercial... Read More 

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