Senior Staff

Kelly McLaughlin-Kominsky, Executive Director

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.”