Tina Belon, Office Manager & Intake Coordinator

Tina joined the Southeast CDC staff in February of 2017 as the Office Manager/ Intake Coordinator. She has more than 30 year of work experience in Maryland State government and non-profits. Ms. Belon holds an MA in Human Services. She is a resident of the Southeast Baltimore and uses her happy humanitarian spirit to assist staff and clients.

Contact Tina
tina at southeastcdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 36


SECDC_Headshots_December2016-SQ_Lisa_smLisa Clayton, CFO & Director of Finance and Administration

Lisa joined Southeast CDC in September 2003 and serves as the CFO and Director of Administration. Prior to the Southeast CDC, Lisa worked five years for the Associated Catholic Charities, and ten years for the United Way of Central Maryland. She holds a Master’s of Science in Finance and a Master’s of Science in Non-Profit Management from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and is the owner of Three Degrees Accounting Services, LLC.

Contact Lisa
lisa at southeastcdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 27


Miguel Coello, Bilingual Administration Coordinator

Miguel joined the Southeast CDC staff in March of 2017 as the Bilingual Administrative Coordinator. Miguel is a native of Honduras. He has work experience with other nonprofits in the Baltimore community and works to help customers throughout the area.

Contact Miguel
miguel at southeastcdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 21


SECDC_Headshots_December2016-SQ_Andy_smAndy Dahl, Manager of Neighborhood Programs

Andy joined the Southeast CDC in October 2014, and currently serves as the Coordinator of Neighborhood Programs. He’s originally from California but has worked as an Urban Youth Development Worker with the Peace Corps in Paraguay and public school art teacher in New Orleans. Andy received his MFA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Arts where he focused on utilizing the bicycle as a vehicle for community development and personal expression.

Contact Andy
andy at southeastcdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 32


SECDC_Headshots_December2016-SQ_Meg_smMeg Elseroad, Housing Counselor

Born and raised in Baltimore, Meg has worked in  family services for Baltimore City and the nonprofit sector for the last 30 years. She began at the Southeast CDC as a volunteer and realized how she loves helping people learn about buying their own home and helping with foreclosure intervention. Meg works with all types of housing counseling clients but specializes in reverse mortgage counseling.

Contact Meg
meg at southeast cdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 30


SECDC_Headshots_December2016-SQ_Margie_smMargie Hatch, Community School Coordinator

Margie joined the Southeast CDC in June 2015 after graduating with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Margie is the Community School Coordinator at John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School, working alongside the school staff, the students and their families to build a community culture where everyone feels supported and valued. Margie loves Baltimore and can be seen biking around the city, running in Patterson Park, or taking photos at the various community events.

Contact Margie
margie at southeast cdc dot org


SECDC_Headshots_December2016-SQ_Kate_smKate Jakuta, Family Stability Case Manager

Kate joined the Southeast CDC in October 2016 as the Family Stability Case Manager. Kate is part of the community school team at Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School #237 and provides support to families at this and two other local schools who are at risk of becoming homeless. With the exception of some short periods studying and volunteering abroad in Latin America, Kate has lived her whole life in Baltimore. Prior to joining the Southeast CDC, Kate worked at Education Based Latino Outreach (EBLO) and House of Ruth Maryland.  Kate holds a M.A. in Intercultural Communication with a concentration in Hispanic Studies from UMBC.

Contact Kate
kate at southeast cdc dot org


Rachel Kutler, Community School Coordinator

Rachel is a Baltimore native and recently joined the staff of the Southeast CDC in November 2017 to work as the Community School Coordinator at Tench Tilghman Elementary. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, she previously worked as a community organizer on an affordable housing campaign in East Baltimore, and just got back from a year living in El Salvador to pursue a life-long dream of learning Spanish. She is deeply passionate about racial and economic justice in Baltimore City. When not seen at the school or community meetings, she can be found eating a doughnut at Hoehn’s bakery or walking her dog around Lake Montebello.

Contact Rachel
rachel at southeast cdc dot org


Molly McCullagh, Project Associate

Molly joined the Southeast CDC in December 2017 as the Project Associate for Neighborhood Programs. Raised in Michigan, Molly lived in Detroit and Boston before settling in Baltimore. She received her Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Tufts University in 2012, with a focus on local food systems and intercultural planning. Outside of work hours, you’re most likely to catch Molly at her own neighborhood meetings, working on a home renovation project, planting in her community garden, or on a bike exploring Baltimore.

Contact Molly
molly at southeast cdc dot org
410-342-3234 x35


Yvette Murray, Senior Housing Counselor

After several years as a Certified Nursing Assistant/Occupational Therapy Assistant and briefly working in the private sector, she began at Southeast CDC as an Administrative Assistant, and is now the Senior Counselor of the housing counseling staff. Yvette is very passionate about helping first time home owners become educated and informed about the home buying process. She is also very involved with helping homeowners to avoid foreclosure through the Loss Mitigation process.

Contact Yvette
yvette at southeast cdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 23


SECDC_Headshots_December2016-SQ_Ismael_smIsmael Quezada, Housing Counselor

Ismael is originally from Honduras. He left the private sector to become a housing counselor at Centro de la Comunidad. Since 2006 he has been a housing counselor at the Southeast CDC. Ismael is the healthiest eater in the office, always bringing in freshly prepared lunches. And he loves to share with the staff!

Contact Ismael
ismael at southeast cdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 24



Chris Ryer, President

Chris Ryer began working in community development over 25 years ago as an intern at the Baltimore City Department of Planning.  After ten years as a community planner with the Department, he moved to the non-profit sector where he worked for the Trust for Public Lands and a community based organization in southwest Baltimore.  In 2002 he returned to the Baltimore Planning Department where he served as Chief of Comprehensive Planning and Deputy Director.  He has been the Director of the Southeast Baltimore Community Development Corporation since 2007.

Contact Chris
chris at southeastcdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 33


SECDC_Headshots_December2016-SQ_Amanda-2_smAmanda Smit-Peters, Highlandtown Main Street Manager

Amanda has worked in Southeast Baltimore for over 10 years. Before joining the Southeast CDC she was the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. She holds an MA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and BS in Visual Communication Design from Stevenson University. Amanda has also provided graphic design services for businesses, non-profits and events throughout Baltimore.

Contact Amanda
amanda at southeast cdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 26


SECDC_Headshots_December2016-SQ_Kari_smKari Snyder, Director of Neighborhood Programs

Before joining the Southeast CDC, Kari worked for Healthy Neighborhoods, a partnership of community organizations, foundations, banks and city government that helps  neighborhoods increase home values, market their communities and forge strong connections among neighbors. Kari joined the Southeast CDC in 2009, focusing on neighborhood revitalization programs and marketing. Kari’s favorite neighborhood stops are the Laughing Pint, Cinco de Mayo, DiPasquale’s Italian Market and Hoehn’s Bakery.

Contact Kari
kari at southeast cdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 29


Karol Snyder, Bilingual Housing Counselor

Karol joined the Southeast CDC staff in July of 2017 as a Bilingual Housing Counselor. Karol is a native of Peru. She works to help people achieve the dream of home ownership. She is eager to spend more time in the Southeast Baltimore working with partners and spending time in Patterson Park. Karol enjoys adventures hiking, riding around the city on her bike and overall wellness.

Contact Karol
karol at southeast cdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 31


SECDC_Headshots_December2016-SQ_Claudia_smClaudia Wilson Randall, Director of Housing Counseling and Operations

Claudia Wilson Randall is a former Program Manager at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development where she oversaw federal and state funding for Foreclosure Prevention.  Prior to her state service, she was the Deputy Director at the Maryland Center for Community Development. Claudia has provided training and technical assistance to a variety of nonprofit organizations in the state of Maryland.  Claudia holds a masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Contact Claudia
claudia at southeast cdc dot org
410-342-3234 x 34