Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community, Service, and Justice

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Our Team

Professional Team | Graduate Assistant Team | Undergraduate Student Intern Team

Professional Team

 

Jamilla Battle
CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA, Community School Coordinator
jobattle@loyola.edu
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Education: Bachelor's in business management, Loyola University Maryland. 

Work Experience: Sustainability and office leadership, systems advocacy, project manager, Elijah Cummings Scholarship program , 3-year CCSJ intern, Collaboration 

Interest: Community and Fellowship, Fashion and design, Sustainability.  

 

Headshot photo of Ben BelzBen Belz
Assistant Director, Academic Engagement
btbelz@loyola.edu
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Education: B.A. Environmental Studies, Baylor University; M.S.Ed. in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Baylor University

Work Experience: Community-engaged learning course development and implementation, civic engagement, undergraduate research programs, alternative spring break programming, campus-community partnerships, AmeriCorps VISTA alum.

Hobbies: reading, sports, exploring my new home (I'm new to Baltimore!), finding new podcasts to listen to non-stop, and spending time with family & friends.


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Pat Cassidy
Associate Director, Programs
410-617-2112
pjcassidy@loyola.edu
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Education: B.A., Social Work, Providence College; M.A., Spiritual and Pastoral Care – focus in spiritual direction, Loyola University Maryland

Work Experience: Jesuit Volunteer in Punta Gorda, Belize from 2008-2010 doing retreat ministry and socio-economic development work in Mayan villages; Program Coordinator for Jesuit Volunteer Corps’ domestic (Connecticut & Washington DC) and international (Belize & Tanzania) programs; Program Coordinator for Loyola's Messina first year living-learning community program; Assistant Director (Outreach & Advocacy; Immersion Programs) in CCSJ; 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher; young adult spiritual and personal formation

 

Interests: Biking through Baltimore, trying new restaurants, creating, drinking coffee while writing, practicing yoga, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

 

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Abbie Flanagan
Assistant Director, Outreach & Advocacy

aflanagan1@loyola.edu

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Education: B.S. Environmental Studies, University of Kansas; J.D., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Work experience: juvenile defense and educational advocacy, youth justice legislation and policy, nonprofit governance, experiential education, holistic case management, and resource connection, AmeriCorps alum.

Interests: reading, exploring Baltimore, hiking with my dog, tennis, and traveling with my family.

 

 

Headshot photo of Gia Grier McGinnisGia Grier McGinnis
Executive Director
ggrier@loyola.edu
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Education: B.A., Environmental Studies, Washington College; M.S. Natural Resources and Environment (Environmental Justice Program), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Certificate, Risk Sciences and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Morgan State University

Work Experience: Community-university partnerships and student program development; Community-engaged research; AmeriCorps VISTA alum; Biomedical risk communication in tobacco control; Informal STEMM and environmental education and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEMM career fields; Team and organizational development; Fund development; Strategic planning.


Interests: Hiking, reading, promoting mental health awareness, exploring new things in the city, wellness activities.

Nicole Hoban
Program Assistant
410-617-2489
nhoban@loyola.edu
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Education: B.S. in Health Systems Management from University of Baltimore

Work Experience: Payroll and budgeting, administrative assisting, interned with the Director of Managed Care and Government relations at Saint Agnes Hospital

Interests: Gardening, anything outdoors, health and wellness, exercise, concerts and live music, hanging out with family, friends and my pets! 

 

Lemoine Joseph, Jr.
Assistant Director, Student Supervision
410-617-2072

ljoseph1@loyola.edu

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Education: B.A. in Mathematics with minor in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis, M.S.Ed. in High Education Administration from University of Pennsylvania

Work Experience: Experience in gender-based violence prevention, civic engagement, student advising, teaching, facilitation, curriculum development and assessment

Interests: Long-distance running, collecting vinyls, learning new recipes, struggling my way through yoga poses, connecting with family (traditional and chosen), taking moments to pause

 

 

Kyra McDonnellKyra McDonnell
Program Coordinator, York Road Initiative

ksmcdonnell@loyola.edu

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Education: B.A. in English Literature, minor in Communications from Loyola University Maryland

Work Experience: Food access and equity, local government particularly the 4th District Council Office of Baltimore City, policy research and community capacity building.

Interests: Exploring new communities locally & globally, textile crafts, reading, music live and through many playlists, spending intentional time with family & friends

 

 

Headshot photo of  Stephen Park Stephen Park
Faculty Director, Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship
smpark@loyola.edu
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Education: B.A., English, Cornell University; M.A., Humanities, University of Chicago; Ph.D., English, University of Southern California

Work Experience: Assistant Professor of English, Loyola University Maryland, including 10 semesters of service-learning courses; Assistant Professor of English, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley; Lecturer, University of Southern California

Interests: Gardening, reading, social justice

 

 

Graduate Assistant Team

TBD
CCSJ Academic Engagement - Data Graduate Assistant
ccsjacademdata@loyola.edu
410-617-5522

TBD
CCSJ Immersion Programs Graduate Assistant
ccsjimmersonGA@loyola.edu
410-617-5632

TBD
CCSJ Academic Engagement – Program Graduate Assistant
ccsjacademprogram@loyola.edu
410-617-5522

TBD
CCSJ Programs & Special Projects Graduate Assistant
ccsjspecialprojects@loyola.edu
410-617-5251

TBD
CCSJ Student Work-Study and Database Coordination
ccsjworkstudy@loyola.edu
410-617-5018

Undergraduate Student Intern Team

Student Intern Team 2021CCSJ Interns are liaisons between campus and specific community partners. Due to the pandemic, CCSJ had to reorganize to best suit the needs of the community.  Therefore, our interns will focus on the following:  1) Publicity and marketing  2) Education and Youth Development 3) Resource Development and Food Access 4) Civic Engagement 5) Student Engagement.   They organize training and orientation sessions, facilitate reflections on service experiences, and coordinate logistics, including transportation arrangements.

Alison Diaz

Annabel Greene

Apryle Bennett

Bailey Skeeter

Bethany Richardson

Betsy Schuler

Camille Barrón

Cate Cino

Ciara Kelly

Ella Yohannes

Emma Sabino

Fatima Velasco

Hanna Addis

Jace Blehar

Jacob Bierstaker

Jess Clancy

Luisa Glass

Maddie Chelak

Maria (Mari) Sisco

Melissa Cruz

Nosa Omoregbee

Ryan Corrigan

Skylar Cho

Sydney Pinkett

CCSJ Interns may be reached at 410-617-2380, or ccsjsa@loyola.edu