Who We Are
In 2014, My Sister's Closet began a journey to fulfill its mission in supporting women by providing free professional clothing to those in need. Since that time and with the support and commitment of our donors, sponsors and volunteers, MSC has expanded to provide additional resources such as career enhancement workshops (Boot Camp) including an employers panel, resume writing support, mentoring & one-on-one career coaching, and networking events, which provide our clients with opportunities to connect with potential employers.
It will be because of your support that we are able to make our vision a reality and more importantly, help change lives by equipping others with tools to successfully navigate their career goals!
Who We Are
Jody is the Sr. Principal Engineer for ManTech where he researches and consults clients on High Performance Computing technologies. Jody is also the founder & CEO of Directed Analytics where he develops web applications to help individuals navigate the path to reach their goals. Additionally, Jody has combined his technical and business expertise to coach high school students in Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) about professional development at two (2) National Society of Black Engineers Jr. Chapters. He has more than 14 years of diverse engineering experience. Jody received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from George Mason University. He recently earned a Professional Project Management certification and became a graduate of Lockheed Martin’s highly selective Advanced Technical Leadership Development Program. In addition to serving on the board of My Sister's Closet, Jody is a Board member for the Metro Warriors STEM organization in Ft Washington, Md.
Veronica M. Black
Veronica is dedicated to enhancing the communities in which she serves by utilizing skills in strategic planning, business administration, and fiscal management. Ms. Black has over 15 years of experience managing multimillion-dollar federally sponsored projects at one of the nation’s leading medical academic research institutions as well as 10 years at the state government level. Ms. Black is currently employed with the Maryland Department of Health as the Deputy Director of the Office of Preparedness and Response. In 2018, Ms. Black founded E 50 Solutions, LLC which is a small business consulting company dedicated to empowering businesses by offering expertise in the areas of business administration, financial management, grant management, strategic planning, and quality improvement solutions. Ms. Black received her bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from the Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education in 2002 and a Master of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in International Business at The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in 2008.
Geri is the Grants Manager in AHRQ’s Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets. In this role, she coordinates grantee, potential grantee, and program staff activities and processes. She also manages CDOM’s operating budget, serves as project officer on small contracts, and serves as backup on CDOM operations. Geri is a 20-year veteran of the US Department of Health and Human Services and has been at AHRQ since 1997. Geri attended Catholic University where she received her Masters of Science in Management degree with a focus on federal acquisitions in May 2014. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Rosita is an original founding board member of My Sister's Closet. In her role at one of the areas not-for-profit organizations, she has become an adept user of today’s office tools for business analytics to streamline processes and recommend solutions in a continually changing business climate. Taking what she's learned in the workplace, Rosita shares her knowledge and insight with women and men in various arenas such as shelters, programs and churches. A member of the National Church of God, Ms. Banks-Taylor’s affinity for people has led to volunteering with groups such as the dramatic arts and children's ministry. Convinced that God has created each of us for a purpose, she works to empower others by encouraging, equipping, and energizing them towards their purpose.