Leadership

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FT Burden

Chief Executive Officer

E Simmons

Ernestina Simmons

Chief Program Officer

Surbhi Seth

Surbhi Seth

Chief Financial Officer

Adebowale Popoola

Adebowale Popoola

Medical Director

Elana Bouldin

Elana Bouldin

Director of Compliance, Quality and Training

Matt Oliver

Matthew Oliver

Director of Information Technology

Rena Daly

Rowena (Rena) Daly

Outreach and Marketing Coordinator

GOVERNING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Springboard Community Services Board President
Tammy Turner
General Counsel at Prince George’s County Public Schools

Board Officers

Larry Pickett – Treasurer
EVP, Chief Financial Officer at People’s Bank

Jorge Acevedo – Assistant Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Innovation & Strategy – Constellation

Charles Bacharach – Secretary
Gordon Feinblatt

William Bennett – Assistant Secretary
Capital Funding

Jenny Hovermill – Immediate Past President
Office of the Attorney General

Lisa Hayes – Past President
Senior Vice President, PNC Wealth Management

Board Members

Amy Bennett – T. Rowe Price

Renee Boyd – Managing Consultant

Angela Dale – Writer

William Gering – Vice President, Wilmington Trust

Joseph Hovermill – President and CEO Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Charles Keenan – Stark and Keenan

Anastasia Kornegay – Hummingbird Branding & Marketing

Cynthia Lifson – Lifson Law

Elizabeth Mosser – Harford Community College

D.W. Wells Obrecht – Obrecht Commercial Real Estate

George Riedel – Head of Intermediary Distribution, T. Rowe Price Assoc.

Bradley Schwimmer, Psy.D. – Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Wayne Steedman – The Steedman Law Group, LLC

Megan Brooks Tahboub – Govanstowne Business Association

Carol Vidal – Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 

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FT Burden

Chief Executive Officer

F.T. was appointed Springboard Community Services as CEO in September of 2015 following a national search that yielded more than 200 candidates. Prior to joining SCS, he served for nearly 15 years as President & CEO of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. / Empire Homes of Maryland. F.T.’s chief duties include leading fund and partnership development, cultivating the board of directors, and establishing the agency’s strategic direction and vision. A Florida native, F.T. enjoys cooking, traveling, and attending live music and dance performances.

E Simmons

Ernestina Simmons

Chief Program Officer

Mrs. Simmons joins FCS with over 15 years of experience in several sectors which include government, non-profit management, and healthcare administration. Mrs. Simmons enjoys the opportunity of combing purpose and passion with strategic planning and implementation. Mrs. Simmons is responsible for working in conjunction with our leadership team and community partners on assessing our services and the needs of our communities with the ultimate goal of providing quality services that meet the unique needs of each of the communities we serve. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, and both playing and watching basketball and football.

Surbhi Seth

SURBHI SETH

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Surbhi Seth is the Chief Financial Officer at SCS, where she manages all aspects of the organizations’ financial, IT and HR operations. Prior to joining SCS in January 2019, Surbhi spent over ten years working in the not-for-profit social service sector. Surbhi has demonstrated experience in budgeting, analytical skills, strategic planning, accounting and grant management. Outside of work, Surbhi loves to travel, experiment in the kitchen and enjoys little art projects like pottery, beading and sketching.

Adebowale Popoola

Adebowale Popoola

Medical Director

Adebowale Popoola, MD was born in Nigeria, and attended Medical School at the Obafemi Awolowo College of health Sciences of Ogun State University, graduating in 1992. He thereafter completed his mandatory internship rotation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, and on completion in 1993, travelled to Ivory Coast, where he stayed for 4 years, practicing General Pediatrics. He returned to Nigeria, but thereafter was opportune to travel to the United State of America in 1998 on an immigrant visa under the diversity lottery program established by the congress of the United States of America. He thereafter proceeded to sit for the many required medical licensing examinations administered by the National Board for Medical Examinations (NBME) and United States Medical Licensing Examination, successfully passing them. As a result, he started and completed his adult psychiatry program at the Elmhurst Hospital, New York (affiliated with Mt Sinai School of Medicine of New York University) in 2003, and his child & adolescent psychiatry program at Montefiore Medical center (affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University) in 2005.

He relocated to the State of Maryland in 2006 on securing gainful employment at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Family Center affiliation with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he held an academic position of Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry. He was eventually appointed Medical Director at the KKI, Family Center, a position he held until 2009, when he left for Adventist Behavioral Health, affiliated with the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he held an academic position as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, as well as being the Medial Director of the inpatient adolescent Unit, Chesapeake. He concurrently established his own outpatient mental health clinic private practice, Healthcare Living for Families, holding position of Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director. He eventually left Adventist Behavioral health to concentrate fully on his private practice full time in 2013, and continues to operate the clinic till today.

In July, 2020 he was appointed Medical Director of Springboard Community Services, an outpatient mental health clinic serving patients in 4 different counties in the State of Maryland.

Elana Bouldin

Elana Bouldin

Director of Compliance, Quality and Training

Elana joins the Springboard team after working in both clinical and administrative capacities at a local inpatient health system for the last seven years. She is a social worker by education but has found her niche in quality and compliance. Elana recognizes the importance of the collaborative approach and believes that in order to provide quality care to our consumers, all hands must be on deck. She has learned that her most effective way of advocating for our vulnerable populations is through analyzing and modifying systems and processes that directly or indirectly affect the provision of services.

Outside of work, Elana enjoys traveling, attending concerts, reading, and spending time with her family.

Matt Oliver

Matthew Oliver

Director of Information Technology

Matthew Oliver is the Director of Information Technology for SCS. Matthew has spent his professional career working exclusively in the non-profit and educational community and has been with SCS for over 20 years. Mathew’s beloved wife is a licensed social worker and they are the parents are of two incredible young women. An avid Orioles and Ravens fan, Matthew enjoys gardening and wrenching on his old truck in his free time.

Rena Daly

Rowena (Rena) Daly

Outreach and Marketing Coordinator

Rowena (Rena) Daly joined Springboard Community Services in October 2021 as its Outreach and Marketing Coordinator.

At Springboard, Rena manages the integrated marketing plan, digital and in-person outreach efforts, and cultivating cross-functional relationships with leadership, staff, board members, potential clients, partner agencies, and institutional & individual donors.

Before joining Springboard, Rena worked in communications and community relations for a range of organizations including Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, YMCA of Greater New York, and New Yorkers for Parks. She lived and worked in New York City and Washington, D.C. before returning home to Baltimore.

Rena grew up in Baltimore City’s historic Cedarcroft neighborhood. She is a graduate of Western High School and The Catholic University of America. She enjoys spending time with her family and assisting with community planting projects.