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; Charley Tucker, Treasurer; Deniene Davis, Secretary; Brian Eyer, DHHS principal; and Nikole DiVito. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charley Tucker – Treasurer
Charley is an independent Project Manager for Information Technology System Installations, specializing in Supply Chain/Transportation Management software applications. He is an Economist and Risk Manager by training and has spent a good portion of his career serving in Local and Federal Governments, most recently with the FDIC. “Retiring” from the Federal Government ins 2005 enabled Charley to move to Baltimore(SOBO), where he now indulges a passion for sailing. An active volunteer for the City’s Downtown Sailing Center, Charley gets out on the Chesapeake Bay as frequently as his work permits.
Charley became a member of the Key Highway Community Association, whee he made the acquaintance of Keith Mitzner, who persuaded him to join the DHHS Advisory Board in 2009. Charley served as the board’s Treasurer during the 2010 DHHS Scholarship campaign, with the initial DigiBall as its primary initiative. Charley enjoys any opportunity to spend time with his 3 children, between the ages 26 and 30. He can by reached via email at Charley@HaydonMarlee.com.
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.