Deputy Director, Operations

“Not everyone can be famous, but everyone can be great because greatness is measured by service.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ray is a CLIA alumnus and graduate of NAF High School’s class of 2013. Ray presently serves as CLIA’s deputy director for operations. In this capacity, Ray works with our executive director to support the successful day-to-day management of the organization, manage organizational finances, support program staff, and promote the work of CLIA on different platforms.

Prior to working for CLIA, Ray worked for the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks in Cherry Hill at the Patapsco Recreation center until it was closed in August of 2016. He organized with many different mentoring groups in the community to provide different opportunities for the youth of Cherry Hill and served as a Recreation Arts Instructor doing mostly physical activities with the youth. He also served on the Baltimore City Youth Commission representing the 10th district and as chairman of the Recreation & Mentoring Committee. Ray is a graduate of Bowie State University with a bachelor’s degree in history and government with a concentration in American Government. He earned his master’s degree in public administration & policy from McDaniel College.

Outside of CLIA, Ray enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, The Baltimore Orioles and New England Patriots. He enjoys cooking and hosting family breakfasts and dinners, loves to go out to dinner with his mom and younger brother, and going to sports outings with his dad.

Ray is an expert at shouting answers at the television while watching his favorite show, Jeopardy! He is also an expert at bothering his little brothers.