Board of Directors
Our Board consists of five community members elected annually, a member-at-large and the DHHS principal. Current Board members include Jim Shapiro, President; Jonnie-Kay McLean, Vice President; Francis Clark, Treasurer; Deniene Davis, Secretary; Mark Wagner, Director at Large; Darlene Miller, Director at Large; Brian Eyer, DHHS principal; and Nikole DiVito, Teacher. Our ByLaws provide that the DHHS Principal always be a member of the Board and that there be a minimum of seven Directors.
Our organizational cycle is geared to the school year. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. An annual membership meeting for election of officers and reporting on the status of the organization will be held in October. Our program activity will have two points of emphasis. In the fall we will focus on getting the community involved with the new round of students; in the spring we will focus on the annual DigiBall fundraiser for scholarships and other support.
Jim Shapiro – President
Jim is CEO of United Holdings Co., Inc. He was president of the Key Highway Community Association from 2005-2009 and is currently on its board. He created a mentoring program for DHHS students through the Mayor’s Office of Children Youth and Families, placed interns in the IT department of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, developed a weekly program for DHHS students that combined the National Aquarium with the DHHS Science Department, and he co-founded the Digital Harbor High School Community Scholarship Fund through Baltimore Community Foundation. He was also an original member of the DHHS Advisory Board. Jim initiated the Candidates Forum that was a radio personality moderated public discussion with all the Baltimore mayoral and City Council candidates. He organized presidents and representatives of South Baltimore neighborhood associations to plan the event. He led the Key Highway Beautification Project. Starting with no funds and no engineering plans, the initiative gained support from the Baltimore City Department of Transportation for over $1,500,000. After over 10 years of planning, the project is currently under construction.
JonnieKay McLean – Vice-President
JonnieKay is a retired Howard County Educator dedicated to providing higher education to Baltimore City youth. JonnieKay, a long-time community activist, grew up in the United States — about 30 of them. She attended public schools throughout the north and south and is a strong believer in the value of a public school education. Before coming to Federal Hill in 1992, JonnieKay spent her adult years in Detroit, Michigan and Columbia, Maryland. A life-long learner, she has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wayne State University, the University of Detroit, and George Washington University. Comparative education studies allowed her to work with public schools in both England and the USSR. Outside of work, JonnieKay has been an active volunteer in Howard County as well as here on the South Baltimore Peninsula. Her dedication to community involvement reaches dozens of organizations through volunteer activities and financial contributions. Through their personal and philanthropic endeavors, she and her husband are committed to enhancing the lives of students in the City of Balimore.
Currently, JonnieKay is an active member of the Key Highway Community Association, the Digital Harbor High School Advisory Board and the Advisory Board for the Townes of Harborview. She and her husband, Norman Morrison, live in Harborview and enjoy living, working, and playing in the city. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Francis Clark – Treasurer
F. J. ‘Skip’ Clark, Jr. is the newly appointed treasurer of the Digital Harbor Alliance. Skip recently retired from the Baltimore City Public School System after a 17 year career in education. He was a social studies teacher for seven years at the Canton Middle School before becoming one of the original members of the faculty of Digital Harbor High School in 2002. During his tenure at DHHS he served as a teacher, department head and assistant principal. Skip continues his dedication to the Digital Harbor community in many ways including working on DigiBall. Skip has one daughter and one granddaughter who live in Baltimore. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deniene Davis – Secretary
Deniene is an active volunteer within the Federal Hill South Neighborhood Association Board of Directors, Digital Harbor High School Advisory Board, Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School PTO and School Family Council and advocate for Federal Hill and Baltimore City Schools since becoming a resident in 1994.
Deniene and her husband Mark live in Federal Hill and enjoy the city lifestyle, neighbors and friends. Their daughter, Grace, attends Thomas Johnson E/M School. Deniene holds a BSME from the University of Minnesota and was a Territory Sales Manager for General Electric. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Mark Wagner – Director at Large
Mark is a resident and active member of the Historic Federal Hill neighborhood. He serves on the Digital Harbor High School Tech Council and the DHHS Advisory Board. Mark was the founder and Managing Partner for Litecast, LLC which sold in 2013 to Zayo, LLC. He is currently employed by Zayo as the Senior Account Manager for Maryland.
Mark’s wife Kathie is a physical therapist with her own practice called Mindbody Physical Therapy and Wellness. Mark and Kathie have three children. He can be reached at Mark.Wagner@zayo.com