Carolyn O’Keefe |
Carolyn brings strong experience in development, communications, community service and a longstanding passion for the city of Baltimore. Prior Roca, Carolyn served as Director of Corporate Partnerships for the Maryland Marketing Partnership at the Maryland Department of Commerce.
Her career began in community marketing for the Bank of Boston, then in New York as national public relations director for consumer goods clients. Returning to her hometown, Carolyn served as vice president for GKV Advertising/PR; assistant to Commissioner Frazier for the Baltimore Police Department, supporting community outreach and 33 PAL centers; and vice president for PinnacleCare. Philanthropic work has included board and direct service for Big Brother/Big Sister, Maryland Art Place, Johns Hopkins Evergreen Museum & Library, the “I love city life” campaign and the Maryland Judicial Nominating Committee.
Carolyn received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and is a proud graduate of Western High School, Baltimore.
Tiffany Garner |
Tiffany Garner currently serves as the Children, Health & Prevention Policy Advocate for Futures Without Violence based in Washington, DC, where she advocates for federal legislation and funding for families and children exposed to violence while promoting policies that strengthen the response of schools, health care providers, child welfare and early childhood programs, domestic violence agencies to recognize and address the needs of children and adults who have been victimized by or witnessed physical, sexual or community violence.
Tiffany received her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication and Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and completed her Masters of Public Administration from Old Dominion University in Fall 2020. She serves as a member of Junior League of Washington, a committee chairperson with Virginia Women Leading Government (VWLG) and serves on the board of directors for Virginia FACT & Roca Inc.
Tiffany is native to North Carolina where she spent over seven years as a domestic violence therapist for children exposed to intimate partner violence as well as a manager for an innovative youthful offenders’ program, focusing on teens who perpetrate aggressive and violent behaviors within dating relationships. She has served as a trainer for law enforcement officers on the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Maryland Model, a program that helps to identify victims of domestic violence who are at the highest risk of being seriously injured or killed by their intimate partners. In addition, Tiffany has continuously worked with law enforcement, researchers, public officials and community partners across the country on advocacy initiatives as well as public funding support focused on the implementation of innovative community-based strategies for reducing and preventing violence and crime within vulnerable communities.
Molly Baldwin |
Molly Baldwin founded Roca in 1988 and serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. With a mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty and incarceration by helping young people transform their lives, Roca serves over 900 high-risk young people annually across 21 communities in Massachusetts. For three decades, Molly has been a tireless advocate, mentor, and community convener, reaching out to the highest-risk young people and bringing together the major institutions, corporations, and agencies that affect their lives.
Molly led Roca to be a high-performing, data-driven organization, with a nationally-recognized intervention model that focuses on better outcomes for young people and communities. A long-distance runner, she is a graduate of U-Mass, Amherst, holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University and an honorary Ph.D. from Salem State University and Lesley University.