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.

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Bill Blevins

President

Bill and his wife Caitie have been Resource Parents in Baltimore City since 2019. They have 2 biological sons along with two foster sons. 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.

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Cherie Brown

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.

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Maheen Taqui

Treasurer

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. 

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Patrick Brown

Secretary

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.