Our Board and Partners

The CCF Board of Directors is comprised of 3 principal officers, and continues to grow.

Bishop Ronald Shelley, M.Ed.


Bishop Ronald Shelley is a leader in the faith community, a retired educator, author, and community advocate. Bishop Shelley and his wife, Overseer Margaret Shelley, are the prelates of the Holy Temple Holiness Church of Deliverance East, Inc. Bishop Shelley served as a Minister, Evangelist, and Assistant Pastor for 24 years before founding and opening the doors of Holy Temple Holiness Church of Deliverance East, Inc., in 2005.

In 2013, he founded The Making Away of Deliverance (MAD) Fellowship, a national coalition of seven churches and church leaders from Pennsylvania to South Carolina, which cooperatively take an active and constructive role in advocating and supporting positive change in the human condition locally, nationally, and internationally. The primary mission includes creating and expanding jobs and economic opportunities, increasing access to quality healthcare, and dramatically improving our community schools and the academic performances of, and opportunities for, our children and young adults. Bishop Ronald Shelley is also a retired urban middle school principal and one of the founders of The Stadium School, the first Maryland charter-type school to be operated by parents and teachers. He received his formal education and certification from Johns Hopkins University, a M. Ed from Coppin State University, and a B.A. from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He has published two books, The Soul of Young Poets (2001) and Virtual Odyssey: The Trek of Africans to America (1998), and will publish a third monograph, Genesis: The Creation, Revolution and Evolution of The Stadium School, in 2018.

Harry C. Johnston


Harry C. Johnston was born in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. An Army brat, he spent time in Frankfurt, Germany, and lived in California, Georgia and Virginia before being settled in Maryland in the early 70’s. Mr. Johnston lived in the city of Baltimore and was educated exclusively through the Catholic school system. He then attended East Carolina University, located in Greenville, North Carolina. Mr. Johnston has worked at American Airlines, Pepsi Bottling Company, and more recently at a Walgreen’s Pharmacy. He is currently an administrative assistant at a non-profit youth organization. He is member in good standing with the Step Up Program, which is a program of the Concerted Care Foundation (CCF). Harry’s passion is to share his story in the hopes that it will inspire those who need help to seek help, instead of going it alone.

Pamela Smith


Pamela Smith is an Accountant with several decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. For 5 years she maintained a $26-$30 million dollar budget for the State of Maryland. She has performed extensive forecasting, tracking, reconciliation, and high-volume journal entry postings to the General Ledger. Pamela is experienced in requisitioning and maintaining purchase orders, billing, cash deposits, as well as maintaining and preparing monthly- and annual reports. She is skilled in multi-tasking and high-volume work activity, having maintained over 158 monthly spreadsheets while simultaneously maintaining over 135 individual accounts. Pamela has initiated and instituted many innovative and cost-saving mechanisms into daily business operations and procedures, and has experience managing other accountants and administrative staff. Additional, Pamela has prior experience in retail sales accounting, which includes taxes, auditing, bank reconciliations, and some payroll accounting. Pamela holds a BA in Economics/Finance from Rutgers University, and is currently pursuing an MBA from University of Maryland University .

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