Swata Gandhi, Board Chair  — Consultant

Ryan Chaffo – Citizens Bank

Max Curran Venable, LLP

Dan Gahagan  — Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

Tierra Gregory — Law Offices of A Dwight Pettit

Todd Henry  — T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

John Linn – PWC

Carolyn Martin – DAP Products Inc.

Niki Whitecar  Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Heather Rosenbloom – Penn State University

Young Professionals Board

Teiana M. Barney – John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Radhika Batra – MicroVest Capital Management

Ashley Black – New Leaders

Emilie Rafal – Credential Engine

Dr. Varuna Srinivasan – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Ali Tajdar – T. Rowe Price

Daryl Tarver – DLA Piper


Higher Achievement’s Young Professionals Board is comprised of 20-25 emerging leaders who dedicate their own time, talents, networks, and resources to raise awareness in support of Higher Achievement’s mission. These young leaders are committed supporters and thoughtful advocates who strive to close the opportunity gap for Baltimore youth. The YPB hosts awareness and fundraising events throughout the year to bring together like-minded young professionals to support Higher Achievement.

In order to apply to the Young Professionals Board, you must be at least 21 years old and at most 40 years old. To apply please submit a resume and a statement of interest to volunteerbaltimore@higherachievement.org