Meet the Team

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Laura Gutierrez

City of Annapolis Office of Community Services Manager

Phone: 410-263-7997

Laura Gutierrez is the Manager of the Office of Community Services of the City of Annapolis. With ample background in community organizing and implementing programs in emergency contexts, Gutierrez has brought together stakeholders to better serve Hispanic communities in her role as the Hispanic Liaison for the Office of the Mayor of Annapolis at the start of the pandemic. Gutierrez has also developed and launched the Take Care/Cuidate Annapolis program early into the pandemic in efforts to reduce COVID-19 cases in black and brown communities and was able to successfully flatten the curve of cases

Erica Griswold

Community Services Coordinator

Phone: (410) 980-4581

An Annapolis native, with an extensive background in community service. Griswold reflects the lived experience with her grandmother being Rosalie Mitchelle, a respected and staple community leader in her day, who the Eastport Community Center is affectionately named after in her honor. Griswold learned from her firsthand the importance of knowing your rights and advocating for your community.

Griswold's role is to coordinate schedules for non-profits organizations to utilize the space of the resource centers to offer their services to the residents. In addition, Griswold devotes her time as a mentor to our teen girls and the women in the communities and she fiercely serves as a liaison supporting and representing them.

Griswold is a trusted facilitator, with a mission to ensure the concerns of the community are being heard and their needs are being met with resources that are equitably distributed. Griswold knows the importance of having such representation coming from various socioeconomic backgrounds and effectively offers her unique skills of peer support, perspective, and diverse leadership to all residents in our city.

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Erin Lee

Social Work Care Coordinator

Phone: (410)-562-0169

Erin Lee is a licensed social worker for the State of Maryland, and works closely with government agencies and nonprofits to find solutions to community needs and provide individual services and referrals. Some of the areas of focus include: access to healthcare, health education and community outreach, access to mental health services, food insecurity, financial burdens, and transportation. Erin has been fundamental to creating services in City peripheries, bringing programs and resources to vulnerable communities instead of making them travel far distances to get services.

Ismenia Bolivar Olivo

Community Health Worker

Phone: (443) 652-7212

Ismenia Bolivar is a lawyer in her country of origin, Venezuela, specialized in Family Law and with over 30 years of experience in defending the rights of patients with HIV. Bolivar is also certified in Psychological First Aid for Migrants, displaced people and refugees. She has been a crucial team member in the Cuidate Annapolis Program, in which she works with the Hispanic/Latino Communities in health education, education, culture and human rights, and connecting them with the resources offered by the City of Annapolis.