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Meet the MAEOE Staff

Our Staff

Laura Johnson Collard

Executive Director, MAEOE

Laura has more than 15 years experience in non-profit and for-profit management in the UK and USA. She has worked with non-profit leaders to develop successful strategies for strengthening and diversifying funding bases. 

Her skills include change management, strategic planning and start-up planning and implementation. She has positioned organizations for growth, new initiatives and sustainability. Areas of expertise include increasing capacity of non-profit organizations, strategic planning, financial management an team building. Additionally, she specializes in connecting public and private sector leaders while enabling them to work in partnership and build better communities.

Laura holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She speaks Spanish as a second language and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.


Christina Gladmon

Associate Director

Associate Director, Christina Gladmon knows how MAEOE works from the inside out.  In 2009 Christina Gladmon attended her first MAEOE conference and has been active with MAEOE ever since. She has volunteered assisting with the conference, making presentations at the Youth Summit and as a Green Leader. As a Green Leader, she helped many schools through the application process to become Green Schools.

In 2015, Christina submitted the Green Center application for Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus and helped them to be re-certified as a Green Center. 

Christina is a Graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a Marine Science degree and a minor in Biology, she has been a part of Baltimore's environmental education community by educating students about urban runoff. She believes that through education, conservation can prevail. 

Christina enjoys making maps and has recently received her GIS certification. She loves the outdoors and can be seen paddling her kayak around local waterways.


Kim Drake

Administrative Associate

Kim started volunteering with MAEOE in 2013 as a Green Leader when she helped her son's school earn a Green School recertification. In September 2015 she was hired by MAEOE and supports the team with essential accounting and administrative duties. 

Kim has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from University of Maryland. She spent the first part of her career working in Air and Water regulation compliance as a contractor for DOE and DOD.  

She also teaches environmental education programs at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Kim believes in leading by example and by doing so reaches as many people as she can to teach sustainability and environmentalism. 

In addition to environmental activism, her other passion is music. Kim plays trumpet in the Columbia Concert Band and teaches trumpet to children for 15 years. This year she is the President of the Board of Directors of the Columbia Bands, Inc. organization


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