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Logo, On Our Own, Inc., Behavioral Health Support in Baltimore, MD
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Baltimore, MD 21214-1316

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Staff & Board

On Our Own, Inc. Wellness and Recovery Network
Board of Directors 2018

Susan Kadis / President

Retired DHMH Coordinator Office of Consumer Affairs

Susan Kadis has worked for the Behavioral Health Administration Office of Consumer Affairs for many years. With a direct knowledge and history of the consumer movement and the development of Wellness and Recovery Centers, Susan would be effective and beneficial as board president.

Thomas Hicks / Vice President

Executive Director: Helping Other People Through Empowerment, Inc.

Mr. Hicks has worked as the Executive Director for HOPE for over 10years. Thomas personal knowledge of recovery and perseverance of consumers has been a tremendous asset as a board member of On Our Own, Inc.

Anthony Hall / Treasurer

Consumer Advocate

Anthony Hall is a graduate of the Shapiro Training and Employment Program (STEP). As a former employee of People Encouraging People, Anthony Hall anticipates working with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, accountant and auditors to ensure the financial stability of On Our Own, Inc. as Board of Directors Treasurer.

Gloria Garrett / Secretary

Artist and Entrepreneur

Gloria Garrett s a self-taught artist who uses cosmetics to create the most vibrant, bold, brilliant, and beautiful collage paintings. Gloria creates artwork for everyday people and collectors. Gloria has been collaborating with On Our Own, Inc. for over 15 years and is truly dedicated to the success and growth of the organization.

Sue Chester Employment Specialist

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. prepares people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives. Through Goodwill’s leadership, program innovation, and determination, we work to transform our community into one in which all individuals can work! provides a variety of commercial services for those with severe disabilities. Most importantly, Goodwill annually provides services to more than 58,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental or other social barriers and places approximately 2,500 into jobs giving them “Not a charity, but a chance.”

Ben Garrett


Ben is a professional photographer and husband of Gloria Garrett. He is dedicating his expertise in creativity to On Our Own Inc. by serving on the board.

Andy Goldenson

Instruments of Healing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with the mission of creating musical experiences that promote wellness and inspire, motivate, and educate our peers in their recovery from mental health and substance use challenges. The programs presented by IoH include discussion about using music in recovery, instrumental experimentation, group jamming, solo singing, and sing-alongs. This unique mobile peer-run, peer-based organization brings a range of professional-grade musical instruments for our program participants to play during the many programs we give throughout Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and beyond. During the programs, our participants lend each other a unique form of musical peer support that is non-judgmental, encouraging, and supportive. As peers teach each other, share their skills and talents, listen attentively to each other perform, and bond together over music, confidence and self-esteem is fostered during the IoH music-making experience.

Sheldon Kruntz

Retired Electrical Analysis Technician, Sheldon has also worked in the human services field for many years.