Board of directors

Channa Williams

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Channa Williams is the Chair of the AIRS | EHM Board of Directors. She serves as the Vice President and Controller for Achievement First Inc., a Charter Management Operator that manages 38 schools in five cities (New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island) and, is a  successful financial executive with 17+ years of experience in corporate and government sector. 

Carla Nealy

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Carla Nealy was most recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The Harbor Bank of Maryland with a 20+ year banking career having expertise in risk management, faith-based, not for profit and real estate lending. 

Alice Cole

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Alice Cole is an Educator and Employment and Training Professional. She taught for six years in the Baltimore City Public School System before moving on to an administrative position. 

David Bookhout

David Bookhout

David Bookhout is a Senior Director, Real Estate Development at AvalonBay Communities.  At AvalonBay David is responsible for leading teams through all facets of the real estate development process from initial site identification through community stabilization. 

Cheron Porter

Cheron Porter

Cheron Porter is the Senior Vice President of Public Relations for the Charlotte Housing Authority. She is a versatile and highly competent corporate communications professional possessing more than 20 years of experience in directing business development initiatives and in client relationship management. 

executive team

Anthony I. Butler

Anthony I. Butler, President & CEO of AIRS | EHM | City Steps.

Anthony I. Butler is President & CEO of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. (AIRS) & Empire Homes of Maryland.


Anthony is responsible for the overall strategic and operational responsibility for AIRS & Empire Homes of Maryland, Inc.'s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission of providing supportive housing in Central Maryland for formerly homeless youth and individuals living with HIV/AIDS or a mental or physical disability.

Lacey Adams

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Director of Finance

Alexander Glover, LCSW-C

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Alexandra Glover is the Director of Youth Housing Services and leads the City Steps Division of AIRS. 

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