After working as case manager for 2 years at JOTF, she was recently promoted to Programs Manager. Lashea has played a vital role whether through strategic planning, retention efforts, community engagement or advocacy which have led to our programs being more efficient and effective for the constituents we serve. In her new role, Lashea will provide oversight in managing the daily operations of the three (3) JOTF programs - Project JumpStart, Community Bail Fund and Train Baltimore.
As a former youth in foster care and high school graduate at sixteen years old, Lashea believes there is nothing unattainable without faith, focus and opportunity. She fosters inclusivity and has a passion for working with varying demographics including Foster Youth, Victims of Human Trafficking, adults with developmental disabilities, and low income families. In 2017, Lashea spoke at the Jamaican Embassy on the importance of education and equal opportunities for all people.
Lashea has BS in Criminal Justice from Coppin State University and currently serves as Board secretary for the Advocates for Children and Youth.