LEADERSHIP: BOARD MEMBERS
Each member of the KDW Cares board has something unique and special to offer the organization. The combination of our skills allows us to add different ideas and perspectives to the planning and implementation of strategic programs and solutions for the youth and families in need that we serve.
Steve Williams is the President of KDW Cares and CEO of KDW Catering, a local catering company specializing in full service event planning as well as customized individual and family meal plans. Steve also serves as the President of the Negus Investment Group, where the goal is to invest in and strengthen communities of color. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology from Bowie State University.
Steve believes that grassroots organizing and advocacy is essential in addressing the many gaps in communities of color. Through leveraging the platform of his business and network, Steve has found several ways to collaborate with entities and individuals to work towards change.
Tiffany D. Williams
Tiffany D. Williams is the Co-Founder and Vice-President of KDW Cares. Tiffany is a wife and mother who was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. A product of the Baltimore City Public Schools System, she further her education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Johns Hopkins University. Tiffany now proudly serves as an educator in the Baltimore City Public School System, where she has held various positions throughout her 20 plus year tenure. Her most recent professional accomplishments have landed her in her current assignment as a Principal. Her passion, love, dedication, and commitment to the Baltimore city communities’ students, staff, and families have been the driving force behind her push to give back.
In addition to her professional career, Tiffany is also the founder of “The Celebration Movement…Baltimore”, formerly known as “The Celebration of Women Movement.” This movement raises funds to support efforts to give back to local nonprofit organizations (Roberta’s House and Sister Place), annual Toy Drives, and Young Men Care Packages. This new philanthropic journey has allowed Tiffany to partner with different organizations within the Baltimore metropolitan area: three Baltimore City schools (Baltimore Design School, Patterson High School, and Excel Academy), 3 Small Businesses (Beauty Plus, Great Grann’s, and Flight Fusion Baltimore), and The Baltimore Teachers Union. In addition, many notable Baltimore figures have supported Tiffany Williams’ community efforts, including Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Erika A. Dorsey was born in raised in Baltimore City. She is a consultant, and financial specialist that strives to enlighten, empower, and educate communities to become financially fit. For the last 17 years, Erika has worked in a variety of financial roles that range from Banking to Corporate Accounting. She currently serves as a Senior Financial Analyst, possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science from Coppin State University, and is continuing with graduate studies in Finance at The University of Maryland University College.
As the owner of Ms. FinancialE, LLC she conducts financial workshops in a variety of settings which includes Walk by Faith Ministries, Living Classrooms Foundations, and Friendship Place among other organizations. Ms. FinancialE also provides bookkeeping services which includes but is not limited to payroll, budgeting, weekly financial reporting, tax reporting and non-profit preparation. The service provided by Ms. FinancialE allows clients to build financial literacy, develop money management skills, and maintain economic stability.
Amber Gross, realtor with Premier Homes Realty since 2013, was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where she currently resides, and is mother to a teenage daughter.
She studied Family and Consumer Sciences at Morgan State University and was in Property Management for almost a decade prior to transitioning smoothly into a career in Real Estate. She completed her pre-licensing education at the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors. Amber is a member of the National Association of Realtors, The Howard County Association of Realtors, and The Women’s Council of Realtors Greater Baltimore. She has also been a notary public since 2012.
Amber’s exceptional customer service skills, and knowledge of the real estate industry allow her to provide the best experience for each of her clients. Whether it is a first-time home buyer, seller, or investor, Amber goes above and beyond expectations to make sure that each deal gets done right! Creative thinking and astute problem solving have helped to make her a remarkable agent. Amber’s top priority is to make sure that every client is more than pleased at the end of each transaction!
In addition to her real estate career, you may also find Amber face painting at a party or other social event. She has always loved art, crafts, and being creative, so it’s no wonder this was a skill she developed as well! Amber is also a very active member of her church, Walk By Faith Ministries, and serves as the chair of the Welcome Team.
Traci Mitchell, educator, wife and momprenuer, is the owner and operator of Taylor Made Meal Prep, LLC. Traci has a passion for education, learning and making healthy, delicious meals, without sacrificing taste or flavor.
Traci is known for her enthusiasm, leadership abilities, work ethic and dedication educating and supporting others. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Public Relations from Morgan State University, her Master’s of Arts Degree in Education at Johns Hopkins University, and also holds Education Administration credentials. Aside from her education certifications and accomplishments, Traci is also a certified Group Fitness Instructor.
As an accomplished educator with over 17 years of experience, Traci uses her expertise and passion for working with the public, to provide engaging and informative community education opportunities on nutrition and healthy cooking.
Traci has a personal commitment to continue to learn and study about the relationship of food, health and nutrition.