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Advisory Board

Kelley Bagdasarian, or Coach Kelley as she’s called at Patterson High School, has been the Academic Coach for Patterson’s student-athletes since 2000. She has over 12 years of experience as an Academic Coach and earned her M. Ed in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College.


She was hired in 2000 by the National Football Foundation to run the Play It Smart program at Patterson High School, and was eventually hired on full time as a member of the Patterson staff.

Kelley has taken leadership over various school initiatives including school choice marketing, the development of a school store and school food bank, and the co-creation of a Student Investment Club.


Kelley also serves as the program director for the Jonathan Ogden Foundation which helps inner city student-athletes prepare for life after high school, provides them with community service based activities and creates leadership opportunities.


During the summer months, Kelley co-founded and coordinates a life skills, SAT prep, and conditioning program for student-athletes called Brains & Brawn. She also is the girls basketball coach at Patterson, and is a member of the football team’s coaching staff.

 Kelley Bagdasarian

Kirk Crawley, Esq.


Kirk D. Crawley, JD,. Esq,, is a practicing attorney in the state of Maryland.  Kirk Crawley is a social studies teacher

in Baltimore City Public Schools.   Dr. Crawley has a passion in helping others, he goes far beyond the classroom by helping children, families, and communities.   Dr. Crawley's relentless pursuit of helping others is a very special and heartfelt quality.  His expertise in law and and as an elementary/middle school certified teacher is having a great impact in the Franklin Square Elementary Middle School and SW Baltimore community.


His penchant and determination of teaching and mentoring is exemplified on a daily basis whether it is on the school campus, a student field trip, entreprenuership or legal workshop, or in the court room as a defense attorney.


He is a  graduate from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Law, he has a B.A., in Sociology, UMBC.

He has attended other local colleges or universities, Anne Arundel Community College,  Baltimore City Community College,  and Johns Hopkins University.








Joy P Nanda, DSc., MHS

Joy Nanda, D.Sc.,has been a researcher and an educator of public health in academic, community and school  settings for most of his life.  His skills in translating research experience to teaching and practice at diverse settings is unique, non-traditional and noteworthy. He is an accomplished evaluator to more than 30 local, regional, national and international community and school based programs which includes rigorous publicly and privately funded trials. Using lifespan approaches, his ongoing research focuses on women’s and children’s nutrition (lifestyle habits and obesity) and mental health (school bullying and suicide, depression, perception of obesity ) and their interrelationships. His recent work explores the analysis of the nexus between children’s  health and wealth management,  using mixed models and mixed methodologies. Currently he serves as the external evaluator to the Baltimore Healthy Start, a federally funded community based intervention to improve maternal and child health outcomes. He also serves as an adjunct faculty responsible for teaching graduate public health courses and student/faculty mentoring at the University of West Florida.


For more than 30 years, Joy has served as a Biostatistician/Epidemiologist/Research Analyst to at least 100 investigations on behalf of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and at other divisions of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland. At Hopkins, Joy also taught courses on pregnancy outcomes (5 cohorts), behavioral health and mental health, in addition to mentoring/advising more than 60 doctoral, post-doctoral and master’s degree students/fellows on contents and methods.

 Joy’s passion for teaching and mentoring is reflected in his vast structured and informal teaching experience at several academic, public and private institutions such as the  Morgan State University (2 divisions, 8 courses, 14 cohorts) in Baltimore, University of Baltimore (1 cohort), St. John’s University in New York (1 cohort), Delmarva Foundation (3 cohorts) , Coppin State University (2 cohorts) in Baltimore, and the popular competitive annual learning institutes sponsored by the American Public Health Association (7 cohorts) in different locations on the U.S..


In addition to teaching, Joy has consulted/mentored individuals/groups from  the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, University of Maryland School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Maryland Family Investment Administration, United Way of Central Maryland, Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland, Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore City Public School Systems, Baltimore City Police Department, Baltimore City Dept. of Social Services, Baltimore Community Foundation, Family League of Baltimore, St. Agnes Foundation, Coppin State University, Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, and the American Public Health Association  on methodologies in program planning and evaluation.

 Joy has more than 40 publications in peer refereed journals and more than a dozen technical reports on family health and wellness. Adventuring unchartered areas in public health, and with more than 100 professional presentations and abstracts at local, regional, national and international forums, Joy is  widely traveled and is constantly in search of new territories and new colleagues who share the common goal of improving the public’s behavioral, physical, mental, and financial health.  


As a community advisory/executive board member, Joy has served numerous Baltimore area communities which include the Baltimore City Health Department Institutional Review Board (7 years), Family Life Foundation (5 years), Middle East Community Organization (9 years), Vision for Health (2 years), Park Heights Community Health Alliance (3 years) For the past 20 years, he has been a beta-tester for IBM’s SPSS, a statistical software for social sciences and community programs. 


 Besides serving in community boards, Joy serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous national and international journals addressing public health, In the past, he has served as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Progress in Community Health and Partnership and on the review board of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the American Journal of Health Behavior.


Joy holds 3 graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland: a Doctor of Science in Maternal & Child Health Community and Behavioral Epidemiology,  a Master of Health Science in Reproductive Epidemiology, both from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Master of Business Administration from the Carey Business School. His other educations include a Master of Science  degree in Life Sciences and a degree in Education from Berhampur University in India. His past life, before coming to the USA with an international scholarship was research and teaching physiology, histology and health education to medical and nursing students at the Institutes of Medical Sciences at Varanasi, India.


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