Senior Staff

Kelly McLaughlin, Executive Director

Kelly brings a depth of experience and knowledge in the area of affordable housing to Bridges to Housing Stability, having worked as an attorney in both the private and public sectors and dedicating her career to creating and preserving affordable housing across the country and in Maryland, in particular.

She served as General Counsel and part of the Executive Team of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, a local housing authority and housing finance agency that advocates for affordable housing and provides housing, rental assistance, financing for housing development and homeownership, as well as housing-related social services. Prior to that, she practiced affordable housing law with the law firms of Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP, Venable LLP, and Fossett & Brugger, where her work focused on the development, financing and operation of housing, particularly low-income housing tax credit properties. She has been engaged in advocacy for affordable housing and an end to homelessness. She was also a member of the Bridges Board of Directors prior to assuming her role as Executive Director.

Kelly has a Masters in Law in Housing and Real Estate Law from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and an MBA with a focus in Real Estate Finance from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. She is a long-standing resident of Howard County and brings a passion for housing and serving people who are left out, left behind, overlooked, or pushed aside.

Jen Broderick, Director of Programs

In high school I participated in a service project at a homeless shelter in Albuquerque and became passionate about working with families experiencing housing instability. That experience led me to get my Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland. Now at Bridges, I enjoy being an advocate, community organizer and program manager.  It’s wonderful to spend my days with volunteers and hardworking households building a strong and stable affordable community here in Howard County.

Stefan Hoenicke, Director of Finance and Administration

I am a seasoned financial professional with experience in various areas of banking and finance with international and domestic banks. I received my credit training in a New York Money Center Bank.  Most recently, my focus was on servicing all banking and financial needs of Middle Market companies in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Actively involved in the community, I am a former member of the Board of Directors and former chair of the Fundraising and Finance Committee of Manna Food Centers in Gaithersburg, MD.  I also currently serve as a Member of the Board and on the Finance Committee of Volunteers of America, Chesapeake.

Cheryl Shaw, Director of Marketing and Development

Cheryl Shaw is a mission drive professional with over 30 years of committed service in the nonprofit sector. Her nonprofit career was launched as the Associate Director of Development for KQED in San Francisco.  She has held leadership roles as the Executive Director of Bay Area Black United Fund (BABUF), Area Development Director at United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Executive Director at the Puget Sound Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and recently the Senior Director of Marketing and Development at ADRA International in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Throughout her career she has; developed and implemented strategic plans, successfully researched, engaged and solicited foundations, corporations, major donors and individuals, produced various special events and developed marketing strategies to improve market penetration and increase brand integrity.
 Cheryl has led volunteer mission trips to Brazil, Haiti and domestically to areas affected by disaster relief.  She is a graduate of Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, attended the Golden Gate University MBA program and holds a DC and Maryland real estate license.  Cheryl is passionate about contributing all she can to support the welfare of individuals who are struggling to manage life challenges.  Her personal motto is “in all things, improve the world we live in.”