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Leadership Team

The Blue Ribbon Project Leadership Team is a core group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time. Members of The Blue Ribbon Project's Leadership Team come from a variety of backgrounds and professionals who bring unique knowledge and skills to the table and work to support the mission of The Blue Ribbon Project. It is the Leadership Team that work to implement and operate each of the programs offered by The Blue Ribbon Project. 

 

  • Taylor Pyles

    Taylor Pyles

    Founder/Executive Director

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    Taylor Pyles grew up in Anne Arundel County Maryland. As a child, Taylor’s mother fell victim to several mental health issues, leading to physical abuse within the home. In the early 1980’s, Taylor was removed from this abusive environment and entered the system under Department of Social ...

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  • Barb North


    Hi! I am a G-ma (Gee-ma aka grandma) recently retired from Lockheed Martin where we developed Air Traffic  Control software. I've been married for 41 years and we have been blessed with 3 children and 3 grands. In retirement, I have wanted to give back. I was excited about Backpacks of Love ...

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  • Kim Mallon

    Kim Mallon


    Kim joined The Blue Ribbon Project in July of 2017. She has a history of working with children as a licensed childcare infant toddler teacher. She also spent years running a local interior design center as an Office Manager. She's always had a passion for child advocacy. She is currently the ...

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  • Glen Camara


    My name is Glen Camara. The last 10 years I have been a Federal Police Officer in Washington,DC. Prior to that I was a Master Electrician for 12 years. I'm a Maryland native and presently live on Kent Island. I have a great wife named Beth and we've been married the last 2 years and together the ...

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  • Sharon Van Meter

    Sharon Van Meter


    Sharon joined The Blue Ribbon Project in 2017, and works primarily with the Backpacks of a Love. She was born in Washington, DC, and has lived in suburban Maryland her whole life. Sharon is a retired Federal employee who spent the majority of her career with the Environmental Protection Agency‘s ...

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  • Carly Bereznay

    Carly Bereznay

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    Carly currently works behind the scenes of Foster Friends and the Open House of the Blue Ribbon Project. Carly works with children with autism as her profession but majored in Criminal Justice at the George Washington University with a focus on Family Law. She interned at DC Safe Shores, an ...

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  • Sara Koslow

    Sara Koslow

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    Sara joined the Leadership Team in July 2019. Sara and her family have lived in the Annapolis area since 2014. Previously, they lived in Montgomery County where Sara volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children and commuted to Washington D.C. working for several nonprofits, most ...

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  • Autumn Brown

    Autumn Brown

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    Autumn began volunteering with the Blue Ribbon Project in 2019.  She has worked in law enforcement for 20 years and has worked several years as a victim’s advocate.  Prior to working in law enforcement, she worked as a case worker for juvenile offenders and served in the United States ...

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  • Rene Lyons

    Rene Lyons

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    Hi, my name is Rene’ Lyons, and I have been a member of the Leadership Team since the summer of 2019.  I am currently splitting my time mainly between Mirah’s Closet and Foster Friends.  I have been a resident of Maryland for almost my entire life, and I currently live in northern ...

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  • Sarah Cahill

    Sarah Cahill

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    Sarah has been actively involved in supporting children since high school, first as a Big Sister, then and volleyball coach and elementary school educator. In 2019, she became a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Now as a Director for a Property Management Company in Virginia, her role involves ...

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  • Nicole Silver

    Nicole Silver

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    Nicole Silver is a Senior Recruiter at UMMS, one of the largest health care providers in Maryland and one of the top 20 employers in the state, UMMS brings together a distinguished and collaborative team of innovators committed to caring for the community.  She earned a Bachelor’s ...

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  • Carolyn Sabisch

    Carolyn Sabisch

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    Carolyn joined the Blue Ribbon Project in February, 2020 and has lived in Maryland since 2001.  Carolyn is a military spouse (retired Army), has two adult children, and is a dog lover. 

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  • Erika Ford

    Erika Ford

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    Erika is a licensed social worker (LMSW) currently serving as the Foster/Adoptive Parent Recruitment and Retention Specialist with the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services. In her role with the Blue Ribbon Project Leadership Team, she serves as a liaison between BRP and AACODSS in an ...

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