Meet the Team
Since our founding in 2019, the Baltimore City Resource Parent Association has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re a team of foster parents who are very proud of all the hard work we dedicate to helping our fellow resource parents in Baltimore City. The diversity of our staff and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills has lead to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.
Bill and his wife Caitie have been Resource Parents in Baltimore City since 2019. They have 2 biological sons, 1 adopted son, and one foster son. They spend their family time coaching and playing team sports with all them. They are actively involved in their church, leading a Couples and Deaf Ministry.
Co -Vice President
Cherie and her husband, Patrick, have been Baltimore City Resource parents since 2019. They live in Severn, MD and currently have a 13- and 10-year-old foster sons. They enjoy watching movies, game nights and playing music. He and Cherie are dedicated to encouraging and inspiring young people towards academic, personal, and spiritual excellence.
Co -Vice President
Alice Cook is a resource parent living in the west side of Baltimore City. She began serving as a resource parent in April 2019 and primarily fosters teens. Alice is an educator focused on community-based work and alternative educational programs. She works at Baltimore City Public Schools with the Credit Recovery programs, and she is the owner of Solidarity for Justice Consulting, LLC, through which she works with small businesses and nonprofits. Alice is a PhD candidate in Minority and Urban Education at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is writing her dissertation on the experiences of young adults who experienced the foster care system. Her life aim is to build community and work in solidarity with others to abolish systems of oppression. To paraphrase Audre Lorde, none of us are free until all of us are free.
Maheen is a certified yoga instructor and an international development professional. She has cultivated core skills in mindfulness and well-being, positive youth development, program management, and curriculum design, with a focus on improving social and economic outcomes of young people and vulnerable communities. As a refugee, Maheen understands first-hand the inequities and challenges that vulnerable children face. As a Baltimore City Foster Parent, she strives to create positive and sustainable change in her community.
Maheen and her husband, Adil, began their foster care journey in 2019 in an unconventional way. Three weeks after the birth of their biological daughter, they received a call about a baby boy and immediately said "yes." Over the past two years, they have raised the two babies as (almost) twins. Being a foster parent has been an incredible experience for Maheen. Though the work is tough, the ability to open up your home and heart to a child who needs a safe and loving place is something that cannot be expressed with words and can only be felt with the heart.
Patrick and his wife, Cherie, have been Baltimore City Resource parents since 2019. They live in Severn, MD and currently have a 13- and 10-year-old foster sons. They enjoy watching movies, game nights and playing music. He and Cherie are dedicated to encouraging and inspiring young people towards academic, personal, and spiritual excellence.