The Leadership Team

Our board is slowly growing. If you'd like to get involved and would like to take on a leadership role and offer your time, please see our Call for Board members and please say hello!

Olanrele Oni, President

Mr. Olanrele Oni has an extensive background in human and social services, assisting low-income Marylanders to receive medical, food, and labor benefits to help families. He earned his BA in Political Science and a minor in Sociology with the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). In addition, he has a background in Conflict Management and Negotiations and has received a 40-hour certificate in Transformative Mediation Training. Naturally, he is a politics and diplomacy policy-wonk and a lover of all things debate. In the Baltimore community, he served as one of the coordinators for Baltimore Bike Party. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports (and could use a tennis lesson from Serena Williams).


Justin Fair, Vice-President

Mr. Justin Fair works in the public sector encouraging community development and affordable housing across the State of Maryland. He recently earned his Master’s in City and Regional Planning at Morgan State University for his research, "Tiny Houses and the Black Experience in Baltimore." In addition, he serves in the community as a board member with MissionFit, a nonprofit that uses the power of training and exercise to empower Baltimore’s youth to achieve health, belonging and success. A man of many hats, Justin also routinely updates his visual artwork and urban planner-designer portfolio at Soulstrong Design. Justin is passionate and excited to combine his interests in community development, wellness and self-empowerment.


Andrew Young, Treasurer

Mr. Andrew Young is the Co-Owner/Operator of Vent Coffee Roasters in Baltimore, responsible for all aspects of business management and sales. A graduate of Towson University, Andrew is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who brings seven years of experience working in financial and project management in a wide range of settings. With five years of experience working with senior management of a $70M organization, Andrew was responsible for managing a $5M department budget and a $20M fundraising goal. An innovative problem solver, Andrew routinely volunteers with Baltimore Bike Party, the Patapsco Valley Trail, and was a Teen Mentor with the Refugee Youth Project.