Meet the Team

Sharone McRae

Lead Educator & Program Manager

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Sharone has been working with students for the past 10 years. After receiving certificates in Child Growth & Development, and Grade School Age Curriculum & Communication Skills from Howard Community College she worked as a teacher’s aide at Successful Children Learning Center. Before joining SAFE, she also worked as a substitute teacher at Children First of Baltimore. Leading by example, Sharone is currently earning her Associates in Advance Culinary Arts from Stratford University.

Javon Roye

Marketing & Outreach and Admin Assistant

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Javon is in the process of obtaining his BA in International Studies at Towson Univerisity. For the last two years, he has studied outreach and marketing and has now entered the non-profit sector with that as his focus. Javon is a Maryland native, born and raised in Prince Georges County.

Laura Brusca

Grants Manager

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A recognized financial professional with 18 years of experience in banking and corporate finance with Bank of America, Sun Trust and Constellation Energy. For the last 14 years Laura has focused on grant funding and non-profit fundraising with the Maryland Council on Economic Education and Safe Alternative Foundation for Education. She graduated in 1987 from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Business Management and in 1993 from Loyola University Maryland with an M.B.A. Laura and her husband raised their family in Baltimore.

Ethan Thompson

Volunteer Coordinator

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Ethan attended college at Berklee College of Music to study Music Production and Technology. However, only recently he's found himself working in the nonprofit industry. Within the past two years, he has gained a wealth of knowledge in the areas of nonprofit management, volunteer management, systems administration, and educational programming. This is his second consecutive term of service with Americorps. Ethan is invested in the betterment of his community at the ground level, and has a passion to serve those in need.