The Center is the only nonprofit organization in the community assisting Hispanic/Latino and other immigrants to assimilate into American culture, language and customs. The strength of the organization is that our services and educational programs are offered in a culturally-appropriate, stable and safe environment by a committed and passionate group of staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers.
Our services and educational programs help us to fulfill our mission, which stipulates, “The Center of Help’s mission is to empower, educate and connect immigrants with resources to promote self-sufficiency and to advocate for the successful integration of the immigrant community into Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas.” In addition, the Center of Help organizes social and celebratory events for the Annapolis community to share and enjoy the different traditions of the Hispanic/Latino communities.
Kirsten Clark, Interim Executive Director
Rosibel Gomez, Operation Manager/Client Advocate
Sandra Steiner, Lead Client Advocate
Ana María Phillips, Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-C
Linda Cifizzari, Bookkeeper
Justin Poole, Accountant
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church members, Citizenship classes
Samuel Cordero-Puchales, Computer teacher
ESL Adult Education Faculty:
Judy Bajoris, Eloise Ullman, Jake Ruth, Heather Knipschild, Patricia Hertzler, Barbara Thomas, Healther Boyd, Tarsheka Thompson, Terri Hocking, Beth Kitchen, William Hocking, Jean Gruber, Donna Almond, Dolores Gomez White, Molly Sherwood.
Victoria Marinzel, Education Coordinator
Gabriel Rodriguez, Guitar Teacher
Tatiana J Klein – Leadership and Learning Program Coordinator
Kelley Tindle, Teacher
Phyllis Saroff, Art Teacher
Margarita Chi, Engineering and Coding Teacher
Anne Marie Nolan, Director String Program