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 Middle School Programs
Stephanie Radday oversees weekly middle school programs, matches and supports seventh and eighth grade mentor-mentee pairs, and coordinates monthly programs and summer camp placements for Sisters Circle. 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.
Middle School Coordinator
Raven Williams designs and leads weekly after-school activities for 6th-8th grade girls focused on thriving in middle school and embarking on the high school choice process. She also serves as Site Supervisor for Sisters Circle’s Summer Leadership Institute. Raven is a former Baltimore City Schools teacher and proud alumna of Teach for America with a focus on Secondary English Literature. She has a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Bennett College for Women.
Director of High School Programs
Through collaboration with school staff, mentors, and families, Imani Yasin provides individualized guidance and support for our girls during the often challenging high school years. She works closely with our high school matches, directs monthly and summer programming, and focuses on the transition into high school. She previously served three Americorps terms in Baltimore City Schools as a Playworks coach and an elementary school teacher. She is also a hip-hop artist and songwriter. Imani earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Philadelphia University. As a graduate of Sisters Circle, Imani is committed to advocating for youth in Baltimore.
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.
LaShae provides professional support for a wide range of projects, programs and events essential to the success of our high school and post-secondary young women. She is a former Baltimore County Public Schools language arts teacher. LaShae is a proud Sisters Circle graduate who previously worked as Program Coordinator for its Summer Leadership Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle School Education from Stevenson University and she is an alumna of Bryn Mawr School for Girls.