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BACH Welcomes New Staff

We are pleased to announce these recent additions to our team:


Jermaine Johnson serves as Apprenticeship Program Manager. He earned his BA in communications from Wartburg College, Iowa, and is currently enrolled in an MA program for nonprofit management at the University of Baltimore. Jermaine most recently worked for Catholic Charities. Prior to that, he held positions in Johns Hopkins University’s HR department and in the Baltimore City Council and the Mayor’s Office. His personal mission in life is to uplift and empower others to reach their fullest potential.



Reginald Melvin is the new EARN and BACH Fellows Program Coordinator. The Washington native most recently worked in the financial industry. Previously he spent many years working with mentally challenged adults. With a passion for helping others, he has served as a volunteer firefighter, motivational speaker, and life coach.



Debbie Feldman Jones manages BACH communications. She earned a BA from Parsons School of Design/The New School. A writer and designer, she has held similar marketing and communications positions in the healthcare, education, and business sectors, including CareFirst, Loyola University, Gilman School, Greater Baltimore Committee, and M&T Bank. She is a dedicated Baltimore booster, with a special interest in community development and education.



Alanna Taylor manages BACH development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from University of Maryland, College Park, with post-graduate studies at Morgan State University. She has worked in development, event planning, and communications for the Black Mental Health Alliance, BTST Cares (A Better Tomorrow Starts Today) and BTST Services. A wellness activist, she develops initiatives to empower others to create a healthy lifestyle.

“These new team members are essential to our efforts to expand BACH’s programs and services in the areas of healthcare workforce development and community building,”

Executive Director Karen Heyward-West.