Tony Stephens, Executive Director
Tony Stephens joined DBFA in November, 2018. He brings over 25-years experience leading grassroots campaigns for public interest non- profits. His work has covered a vast range of issues impacting urban communities, particularly in areas of work around underserved populations. Prior to joining DBFA, Mr. Stephens was the Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs for the American Council of the Blind in Washington, D.C.
In his role as Executive Director, Mr. Stephens will work closely with parents, local advocates, government officials, and other community and corporate partners committed to making Baltimore a stronger city for parents and their children.
Mr. Stephens lives in Federal Hill with his wife, and two young sons who attend Fed Hill Prep.
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JON KUCSKAR, ESQ.
Jon Kucskar serves as Advisor to the President at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Previously, Jon served as Senior Advisor at the Maryland Public Service Commission, Deputy Legal Counsel to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, and Senior Attorney at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Jon received a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and a B.S. from Boston College.
In addition, Jon serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and coach of a youth soccer team in the Charles Village Recreation League. He previously served as president of the law school's Alumni Board and two-time Board member of the Bolton Hill Community Association. Jon is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Maryland and was named to The Daily Record's VIP List recognizing Maryland leaders 40 years old or younger. He lives in Bolton Hill with his wife, two daughters (ages 7 and 2) and German Shorthaired Pointer.
Scott Kashnow is a Baltimore native employed as an application developer at the Maryland Department of Health. Scott began his professional career as a Carpenter, completing his union apprenticeship in 1998. In 2007, Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and his Master of Information Systems in 2010.
Scott serves his neighborhood as the Vice President of the Franklin Square Community Association. He also serves on the board of AHC Greater Baltimore, as the Vice President for the Friends of Carroll Park, and as a steering committee member for the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. For the Southwest Partnership (which he cofounded in 2011), he is the Secretary and the Chair of the Preservation Committee. Scott lives in Franklin Square with his wife and their two sons. Two dogs and one cat also call their 150-year-old rowhouse "home" but are not much help with repairs and renovations.
Stephanie Prall works as VP of Finance for Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.