We're Humanim

Humanim has almost a 50 year history of supporting and economically empowering individuals.

We do this through 35 programs in the areas of human services, youth servicesworkforce development, and social enterprise throughout Maryland and Delaware. Our organization was founded on the belief that every human being has potential and that work is transformative, with the goal of creating economic equity for individuals with disabilities and socio-economic challenges.


Humanim’s mission is to support and empower individuals who face social or economic challenges — by building pathways to economic equity, opportunity, and independence.

We are self-starters Hard workers risk takers and do-besters.

Equity Statement

Humanim, values inclusivity as core in our ability to serve our customers, staff, and stakeholders in our community.

We choose to respect, celebrate, honor and embrace the unique attributes, characteristics, cultures, classes, faiths, orientations and races that make people who they are. This engenders excellence in who we are and what we do as an organization. This climate for inclusion and excellence is key to building strong diversified leadership and exceptional customer service. We provide a safe environment to address the critical and complex issues that face Humanim, stakeholders in our community and persons served related to institutional issues creating disparities and impacting equity. We are passionate about our cause, our values system and know that our ability to achieve excellence begins with reflecting internally what we expect in our partnerships, strategies and investments.

in·clu·sion (n-klzhn) n.: a strategy to leverage diversity.

Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created. In order to leverage diversity, an environment must be created where people feel supported, listened to and able to do their personal best.


“I look at risk taking as the best perk of my job and essential to Humanim’s DNA.”

Cindy Plavier-Truitt

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
“By doing my best I apply the values my parents instilled in me.”

Lori Somerville

Sr. Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Danny Frasco

Chief Financial Officer


Douglas Hall


Senior Director of Planning Analysis & Business Intelligence
Johns Hopkins Health System

Melanie Lundquist

First Vice Chair & Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer
Southway Builders, Inc.

Blair Brennan Slaughter, Ph.D.

Second Vice Chair

Founder and CEO
Delve Consulting

Jeanne A. Culotta


Community Leader

David Eberhardt

Immediate Past Chair

Law Office of David B Eberhardt LLC

Board of Directors

Alex Antoniou



Christopher Eddings

Community Leader

Debbie Dorsch

Principal and Owner
Parallel Risk Advisors

Kevin Frank


Rian Hargrave

Business Development Director
Mahogany, Inc.

Howard Miller

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Nicole Nesbitt

Partner and Head of U.S. Institutional Institutional Sales & Service
Brown Advisory, LLC


Darryl A. Stokes

Vice President of Transmission Operations & Planning
BGE – Exelon Utilities