Our Board

2024 Board of Directors

Gloria Nelson
Retired after 43 years of service with the State of Maryland, Gloria is a full-time community leader and activist with a strong commitment to the revitalization of Turner Station. Affiliated with the Turner Station Conservation Teams, Inc. (TSCT) since its inception in 2001, Gloria has developed close relationships with numerous partners/stakeholders who have overwhelmingly supported TSCT’s initiatives and projects. Her life of service includes Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Trustee Emeritus, Precinct 12 Community Police Alliance Board Member, Dunbar Brooks Education Foundation Board Member and Maryland Port Administration DMMP Citizens Advisory Committee for 20 years. As a Maryland Food Bank Coordinator, Gloria developed and manages a monthly food distribution for the community. She has also served the Turner Station Recreation Council for 30 years in various capacities, including president. Gloria has a great love for books and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Michael Thompson
Vice President
Michael is a lifelong Turner Station resident who has been a Turner Station Conservation Teams (TSCT) member since 2015. He has served as the Vice President of TSCT since 2020. Michael currently leads the Community Service Team. Other affiliations are: • Baltimore Metropolitan Council • Baltimore Regional Transportation Board • CHARMED- Center for Community Health: Addressing Regional Maryland Environmental Determinants of Diseases • Johns Hopkins Community Research Advisory Council • Maryland Transportation Administration • Private Public Partnership Michael is a dedicated and passionate advocate for the Turner Station community.
Vice President
Arkia Wade
Arkia Wade is the CEO and Founder of Neighborhood Companions, Inc. In June 2023, she resigned from CVS Health (Aetna) after a 23-year career with the company. From 2014 to the present, she has been an active board member of the Turner Station Conservation Teams, Inc, serving on several committees. From 2014 to the present, she has served as the Turner Station Girl Scout Troop 353 leader. Arkia is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.Inc. and Psi Phi Omega Chapter serving East Baltimore City. Arkia also serves as the Board President for the Baltimore County Arts Guild since January of 2023. She earned her BA from The College of William and Mary in Marketing and Sociology. In June 2023, the Baltimore County Commission for Women awarded Arkia with the Baltimore County Woman of the Year Award.  In her spare time she loves to read, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Maurisha Graves-White
Maurisha is one of the original members and currently serves as secretary. President of the Turner Station Recreation Council and serves in a volunteer leadership role for the Executive Board Region 4, of Baltimore County Rec & Parks. She has a passion for helping the youth. Maurisha has administered Turner Station Rec. Council’s and sports programs along with after-school programs, summer camp, back-to-school programs, Santa with Breakfast and has served over 300 families annually for Thanksgiving feast. She has partners with community churches and other organizations offering additional opportunities for youth programs. She has also earned several recognitions and awards for her volunteer services. Maurisha says, “I found that I have a gift in serving, and I feel like I am opening in my gift to serve others. “Serving these young kids—building them up, encouraging them, and being there for them—is a gift to me, I get paid with hugs. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and grandchildren.
Juanita Barnett
Board Member
Juanita is a lifetime resident of the Turner Station community. She has been a Turner Station Conservation Teams Board Member since 2021. A faithful member of Greater St. John Baptist Church, Juanita serves as Church Administrator. She is also a member of the Fleming Senior Center and volunteers for the National Aquarium. Juanita enjoys hosting family gatherings, volunteering and giving back to her community.
Mary Branch
Board Member
Mary Branch is a long-time resident of Turner Station who lives a life of service. A Turner Station Conservation Teams Board Member for 15 years, she has been active on the Beautification and Housing Teams. Mary is also a member of the Turner Station History Center, a Board Member of the Fleming Senior Center and a member of Precinct 12 Community Alliance. For 56 years, she has been the Coordinator of Boy Scout Pack & Troop 270. Mary is a faithful member of The Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church where she is a Pastoral & Health Care Member, a Faith Formation Teacher and a Community Outreach Advocate. Mary has been a dedicated and diligent worker for the Turner Station Community. And…she is activity involved in her great grandchildren lives, keeping them involved in school and community activities. Mary never says “No” for that you are grateful.
Edythe Brooks
Board Member
As a lifelong resident of Turner Station, Edie is committed to Turner Station Conservation Teams’ (TSCT) mission to revitalize her beloved community. For almost two decades, Edie has led the Beautification Team in their diligent work to create a cleaner, greener and more beautiful community. Their partnership with NeighborSpace has transformed a longstanding eyesore to Chestnut Park, an attractive green space at the gateway of the community. Turner Station’s rich history is housed in the Turner Station History Center that Edie cofounded with Mandy Breedlove in 2011. As president of the Dunbar Brooks Education Foundation, Edie, her daughter, Cheryl, and the board, honor the rich legacy of her late husband by providing educational opportunities to youth who live in and around the community. Turner Station is moving forward and Edie is eager to help make a difference in what is to come!
Donald Jones
Board Member
Donald was raised in Turner Station and still has hope for its future. Since 2022, he has been an active Board Member of the Turner Station Conservation Teams. Donald also serves as President of the Council of Fleming Senior Center. His family's faith is manifested through the Friendship Baptist Church of Turner Station where he serves as Overseer. A longstanding member of the Iota Nu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Donald was elected to serve as Chaplain for 2022-2023.
Cynthia Mingo
Board Member
Cynthia Mingo has served as the Director of Fleming Senior Center since 2013. Under her leadership the Center’s enrollment has dramatically increased over the past few years. Cynthia has been the driving force behind a successful Intergenerational Program with seniors interacting with youth at the Fleming Center. Cynthia has also been a long-time board member of Turner Station Conservation Teams. She is the Assistant Treasurer of the Turner Station History Center and Vice President of the Dundalk Senior High School PTSA. In 2019, Cynthia was recognized by Baltimore County Women’s Commission as a “Woman Making a Difference”. She states her community volunteerism is an extension of her discipleship at St. Matthew United Methodist Church and Empowerment Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Sally Nelson
Board Member
Sally’s background is in business administration, government, and social justice. She has collaborated with for-profit and nonprofit organizations whose goals are to improve the health, education, and welfare of many communities. Sally has been a long-time Board Member of Turner Station Conservation Teams. Currently, she assists community teams and partners with the facilitation of priority projects such as Food Distribution, Beautification, Code Enforcement, Recreation, and capturing Turner Station History. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and staying abreast of current events.