Founder and Executive Director
As Founder and Executive Director of Sisters Circle, Heather Harvison is responsible for development and fundraising, board relations, communications and marketing, and overall strategic direction and leadership. Heather was named one of The Daily Record’s 2014 Top 100 Women; VIP List, Successful by 40; and up and comer on their list of influential Marylanders in Philanthropy. In 2016, she was honored with the Junior League’s Woman of Distinction Award. She was also featured on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams and the Today Show, as well as Baltimore Magazine and The Baltimore Sun. Heather holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in public relations and advertising from Mary Baldwin College. She is a 2009 graduate of The Leadership program through the Greater Baltimore Committee.
Director of Mentor Recruitment and Support
Stephanie recruits and supports Sisters Circle mentors; develops and executes mentor-mentee programs; and oversees our school partnerships. She is a former Baltimore County school teacher who specializes in literacy development. She has a master’s degree in education from Fordham University, a Reading Specialist certification from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from LeMoyne College.
College and Career Advisor
Julie Brooks provides college and career guidance and support for our high school students and mentors. She brings more than 10 years of management experience in the public and private sectors. She graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Master’s Degree in Non-profit Management and Social Entrepreneurship. Julie’s focus has been around the intersection of youth education and workforce programs. Most recently, she has worked with the federal One Baltimore for Jobs Project and the local Grads to Careers Initiative, both aimed at connecting young people to post-secondary training and career options.
Program and Development Associate
LaShae designs and facilities after-school programs for our middle school girls; leads the summer High School Readiness Program; and supports the Executive Director in fundraising efforts. She is a former Baltimore County Public Schools language arts teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle School Education from Stevenson University and she is an alumna of Bryn Mawr School for Girls. LaShae is also a Sisters Circle program graduate.