The goal of the Thread Board is to build leaders that exemplify and live out Thread’s core competencies in the community.

Dia Simms,


Jeffrey Cohen,


Krishna Potarazu, Treasurer

JMI Equity

Heather Benz, Secretary

Ethicon, Inc.

Cheryl Boyer

Berkshire Associates, Inc.

Aaron Copeland

Align Staffing

Ryan Hemminger, Co-founder

Fearless Solutions

Jan Houbolt

Retired from The LEADERship: A Program of the Greater Baltimore Committee

Patricia Lattin

Franklin Templeton

Michelle Leff

Psychiatrist (focus on Child/Adolescent and Family Mental Health) 

Delora Sanchez

Cornerstone Government Affairs

“I am inspired by how Thread is harnessing the leadership of Baltimore in a multitude of ways to further the mission. By bringing emerging leaders together with students and volunteers, they get first hand experience in working with people who overcome daunting obstacles to achieve success and change lives.” –Jan Houbolt, Thread Board Member