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Welcome to our FY17 Board Leadership Team

Here at Wide Angle, July marks not only the kick-off for our summer programs and YouthWorks, but also the start of our new fiscal year. We’d like to share a big congratulations to our new board leadership team and extend our sincere gratitude to those board members whose terms are ending with the close of FY16 – and the many other board members who have offered their time, leadership, and expertise over the years. Please join us in welcoming our FY17 Board Leaders!

JeffMNewPicJeffrey Myers
Board President
“We have an incredibly talented group of board members, and I look forward to working closely together with them to advance the Wide Angle mission.”

Jeff is the Director of Communications for Constellation, an Exelon Company, where he is responsible for leading the internal and external communications strategy for Exelon’s competitive energy business, and was recently recognized with an Exelon Employee Volunteer Achievement Award. Having been born and raised in the Baltimore area, Jeff has long been passionate about supporting the Baltimore community, including through prior board memberships with the American Marketing Association in Baltimore and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, as well as numerous volunteer efforts with Habitat for Humanity. Jeff brings his critical thinking skills and ability to translate strategy into message and action to serve the students and Board members of Wide Angle Youth Media.

DemetriaDemetria Barrett
Board Vice President
“Wide Angle is a fantastic organization and it is an honor to serve the people in my community and the youth of Baltimore City.”

Demetria Barrett serves as the Finance & Operations Manager at Campaign Consultation, Inc. As Finance and Operations Manager, Demetria is responsible for managing all functions pertaining to finance, facilities, and operations necessary to maintain an effective, efficient, and sound corporate environment. She is committed to creating sustainable outcomes, growing small businesses and volunteering.

RTWideAnglepic (1)Aarati Doddanna
Board Secretary
“I have lived in Baltimore for years, so it is imperative I serve the community that has been so welcoming to me. I am on the Board of Wide Angle because this is an organization that is committed to fostering the growth and skills of Baltimore’s youth in a meaningful way. I am always astounded by the creativity of our youth, and look forward to seeing their continued greatness.”

Aarati (RT) Doddanna is the Compliance Manager for Allegis Group, Inc., the largest privately held staffing company in the United States. In her current role, Ms. Doddanna focuses on enterprise wide compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws in North America. RT has volunteered for and served on boards of several non-profits in Washington, DC and Charleston, SC, respectively, and she is excited to be a part of Wide Angle, an organization that is committed to tapping into and cultivating the talent, knowledge and experience of the youth from the community where she lives.

Jeffrey GillisWebPic_JG
Board Treasurer
“Serving on the board is meaningful to me because I am able to participate with an organization that is giving a voice to young people in Baltimore City. Enabling them to express their feelings about the city and the neighborhoods they live in. Through various forms of media, the youth of Baltimore are able to bring attention to the issues that impact their lives and promote positive change going forward. I am glad to be part of a great team that is giving children and young adults the tools they need to feel/be empowered that they can make a difference. That people will listen. And great things will happen for them in the future.”

Jeff is currently the CFO of Barcoding, Inc, and oversees the accounting, financial services and human resources departments of the company and its subsidiaries. A 2015 recipient of the Baltimore Business Journal’s Best in Finance: CFO Award, Jeff is a Maryland CPA and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial, accounting, strategic planning, and account management spaces. Jeff strives to apply his accounting, finance and tax experience to help Wide Angle Youth Media achieve its goals and mission.

 

Interested in becoming a board member?
Wide Angle Youth Media is always interested in getting to know engaged and experienced volunteers who are interested in joining a team of dedicated individuals working to empower the next generation of civic leaders in Baltimore.

Please e-mail our Executive Director Susan Malone to get the conversation started.