Founder, Executive Director
For more than ten years, Desiree owned and operated a professional organizing and event planning company in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. She brought enthusiasm, comprehensive problem-solving skills, creativity, and a never quit, never give in attitude to provide services to a diverse range of clients. In 2012, Desiree began working as a contractor for the National Institutes of Health as a meeting planner eventually transitioning to the role of on-site Project Manager. It was also in 2012 that Desiree became pregnant with her first child, Noah, through IVF. She now has a daughter, Nyah, who was born in 2017 also through IVF and is married to David, a government contractor and CTO for Leidos. The family has been living in Frederick County since 2017, and Desiree is now a county Commissioner for both the Commission for Women and the Human Relations Commission. Her exceptional organizational abilities and keen attention to detail have provided her with the essential skills to be an advocate and leader in her community.
“Before moving to Frederick County, MD, I had never been involved in community relations or organizations. It was after I visited an elementary school in Baltimore City and was left crying in the street after seeing the interior of that school that something shifted. I realized that my black son is also considered by many in this country and this county a second class citizen. It’s not just my responsibility to make sure my son and children that look like him are treated the same and have the same opportunities. It’s everyone’s responsibility because if we don’t invest in the futures of all our children—what are we doing every day? What is the point?”