Mario Berninzoni– Executive Director, Arundel House of Hope
Mario Berninzoni, a California native, has more than 20 years experience working with the poor and homeless populations in Maryland. As Executive Director of Arundel House of Hope, Mario oversees all aspects of the organization and its programs. Prior to being appointed Executive Director in 1999, he worked with Catholic Charities in Baltimore City with its emergency, transitional, and permanent housing programs for 7 years. Mario has his Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management from the College of Notre Dame.
Judy Pagliaro – Bookkeeper, Arundel House of Hope
Pam Biddlecomb – Program Manager, Winter Relief
Pam began her relationship with the Arundel House of Hope as a volunteer at her church for the Winter Relief Program. Over the next 8 years, she continued her volunteer efforts as a Site Coordinator, Segment Coordinator, and most recently as the Annapolis/South County Coordinator. With a Bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College, and a Masterís degree from Johns Hopkins University, she worked at Northrop Grumman as a software engineer until deciding to stay home with her three children. She has volunteered across many organizations over the years and is passionate about the Winter Relief Program and its mission.
Phil Bailey – Program Manager, Family Housing Program
Phil Bailey has been working with Arundel House of Hope in various capacities since its inception in 1992. He has managed the Winter Relief Program as Program Director from 1997 – 2012 and assumed the additional role of Director of the Resource and Day Center in 2006. Prior to joining Arundel House of Hope full time, Phil spent 20 years with Giant Foods as Retail and Operation Manager. He has been an active member in the Anne Arundel County Community as a Volunteer and Board Member for St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and as a frequent speaker on homelessness in the county. In addition Phil spent time in the Gulf coast region after Hurricane Katrina. Phil attended the University of Maryland College Park where he majored in General Studies.
Pat Adkins – Case Manager for the Family Program
She works with all families in the family program insuring that they received all necessary services and continue to make progress on their goals of obtaining independence and success.
Brianne Adams CSC-AD– Associate Director Arundel House of Hope and
Director, Community Recovery Center
Brianne began working with the Arundel House of Hope in 2007 after a college internship with the organization. Currently she is working is the areas of; The Fouse Center, Fund raising, The Literacy Program and The Director of Support Services. Ms. Adams is a Maryland Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is furthering her education in Psychology and Sociology.Brianne Adams CSC-AD- Director of Support Services, email@example.com
Elaine Hill, Program Manager
Elaine was hired in 2014 and oversees and manages the Sylvia Meisenberg Adult Literacy Program, the Arundel House of Hope Rental Assistance Program (RAP), and is the Case Manager for the WISH Permanent Housing Program.
Asia Wood – Director of the Medical Clinic
Asia Wood joined the Arundel House of Hope in December of 2008, after successfully completing a Human Services internship with, Anne Arundel Community College. She has worked in many capacities since joining the dedicated AHOH team, including Case Manager and Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Coordinator. Currently, she manages the House of Hope Medical Clinic, and is responsible for recruiting and managing all volunteer professionals and well as managing the WISH Program. She also works closely with the HMIS System and RAP Housing Program. Regardless of which hat she is wearing, her main focus is to empower the people who are in need. Her favorite quote by Maya Angelou is, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Emma Spencer – Coordinator of the Medical Clinic
Day & Resource Center
Ronnie Vaughn – Program Aide,
Ronnie came to the Arundel House of Hope in 2001 initially as a resident of the Fouse Center. After 18 months in the Transitional Housing Program, he received the invitation to utilize his skills in a full-time staff position as Program Aide, first at the Fouse Center and later at the Arundel House of Hope Day and Resource Center. He is also a Veteran of the United States Army and enjoys helping others.
Arlene Scott – Resident Manager
Since 2009 Arlene has served as Resident Manager at the WISH House; Beginning in 2010 she began working as a Case Manager at the Arundel House of Hope Day and Resource Center.
Larry Geidel – Case Manager Day Center and Permanent Housing Program
Larry began with Arundel House of Hope in 2010 as a volunteer and now is employed with Arundel House of Hope as a Case Manger with Day and Resource Center and oversees Case Management for both Safe Haven Housing Programs.
Oliver Sellman – Resident Manager
I came to the Arundel House of Hope seeking help through the Winter Relief Program in 2008. I was eventually offered the opportunity to Work for the Doughy Dog Social Enterprise. After six weeks training in Doughy Dog I became the Manager of the Doughy Dog and am now the Resident Manager of Safe Haven II.
The Patriot House
Ray Kyler – Resident Manager, Patriot House
Ray Kyler joined Arundel House of Hope with the opening of The Fouse Center Transitional Housing Program in 2000. Previously, Ray was with Sarah’s House in Maryland where he worked with homeless women and children. Ray worked at Christopher’s Place, a Catholic Charity’s Men’s Employment and Addiction Program in Baltimore. Ray has also worked with the Women’s Detention Center managing addiction education groups. Ray obtained his professional licensure in Counseling & Therapy for Alcohol & Drug Addicts through Baltimore City Community. His future career aspirations include expanding his training and certification to conduct Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counseling with the HIV/AIDS community in Maryland.
Charles Robinson – Case Manager
Charles’s journey with the Arundel House of Hope began in 2001, as a Loyola College student intern at the Fouse Center. In 2012, on opportunity presented itself, and he was given an opportunity to be the Case Manager for the new Transitional Housing Program for Veterans, “The Patriot House.” Charles is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and earned his Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College.
Community Recovery Center (CRC) – Recovery Starts Here
CRC contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brianne Adams CSC-AD– Director, Community Recovery Center and Associate Director Arundel House of Hope
Celeste Graham – CRC Coordinator and Earned Benefits primary case worker
Leonard Wood – Peer Support Specialist
Leonard is a Peer Support Specialist assigned by Anne Arundel County Department of Health to work in the Community Recovery Center. His efforts are vital to connecting persons with recovery support services and coaching persons to achieving and maintaining independent and sober living.