Board President Mark Halsey announced the successful onboarding of the two newest members to the San Mar Family & Community Services Board of Managers, Ashley Tauler and Kalyani Loganathan. Halsey shared, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the talent and quality of our newest members Ashley and Kalyani. They both bring important perspectives to the board, and I look forward to seeing them deepen their involvement in this critical work.” Both members will participate in their first official board meeting this Friday, December 8th.
The organization also recognized the significant and lengthy contributions of outgoing board members David Lidz, founder of both Streetwell and Ladders to Leaders, as well as senior executive recruiter and past foster parent Teri Cholewicki.
San Mar Chief Executive Officer Keith Fanjoy offered, “The difficult work we pursue takes a community to accomplish, and it is so important to have diverse and complimentary expertise. We need passionate individuals to make us stronger, and these two new powerful leaders are going to make an impact in the work we do!”
Ashley is employed with the Maryland Coalition of Families as a Policy and Advocacy Associate and Family Peer Support Specialist. Her experience as a youth in the foster care system helps drive her passion to help families and individuals experiencing similar challenges. She has an associate degree in human services from Hagerstown Community College and is a Certified Advocate through NACP. She is currently a BASW student at Salisbury University and is working towards becoming a licensed social worker.
“As someone who has cared for loved ones with mental health and substance use disorder, I know on a personal level some of the struggles families face day to day. Also, my experience as a youth in the foster care system and survivor of domestic violence helps drive my passion to help and support families experiencing similar challenges. I know firsthand the positive impact of support.”
Kalyani has extensive experience in the Information Technology field including over a decade of implementing modern software technology and supporting senior executives and business stakeholders in using data and technology to improve outcomes for various organizations including P&G, Honeywell, Fidelis Cybersecurity, Department of Veteran Affairs, National Investment Center for Senior Housing, Save the Children and SHRM.
“I’m passionate for causes that reduce poverty, hunger, shelter and education for children, young adults, and the most vulnerable people. Through my husband’s work at Cardinality.ai, we got introduced to the work of San Mar. I’m very grateful for this heartfelt opportunity to join hands with San Mar in their incredible work and support the lives of children and families to overcome trauma and early challenges in life.”
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