ECYP Professional Staff

Kathleen St. Villier Hill
Kathleen St. Villier HillExecutive Director
Kathleen St. Villier Hill is the Executive Director of the Elijah Cummings Youth Program, a joint collaboration between the Baltimore Jewish Council and Congressman Elijah Cummings. Kathleen is responsible for managing all aspects of the two-year fellowship program in which teens develop skills that help them become leaders who promote inter-ethnic, racial and religious understanding. Prior to joining the Baltimore Jewish Council, Kathleen spent nine years at For Love of Children (FLOC) in Washington, DC. While at FLOC, Kathleen managed a college access and success program for 200 students and helped FLOC enhance program offerings for middle school, high school and postsecondary students. Kathleen received a Bachelor’s degree in Women Studies and History from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master’s degree in Community Education and Leadership from Stevenson University.
Chijioke Oranye
Chijioke OranyeProgram Director
Chijioke is ECYP’s Program Director and will be responsible for managing program, recruitment and alumni engagement. Prior to joining ECYP as staff, Chijioke participated as a fellow and is a graduate of ECYP’s class of 2015. After high school and ECYP, Chijioke went on to attend Johns Hopkins University where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Public Health. Chijioke’s prior experience includes being an educator for several years at the Living Classrooms Foundation and working as a health equity coordinator for Clackamas County in Oregon.
Howard Libit
Howard LibitExecutive Director, Baltimore Jewish Council
Howard Libit is the Executive Director of the Baltimore Jewish Council. Prior to joining the Council, Howard served as the Chief of Public Affairs and Director of Strategic Planning and Policy in the Mayor’s Office for the City of Baltimore, overseeing the communications efforts for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the agencies of city government. For almost six years, Howard was Chief Operating Officer at Kearney O’Doherty Public Affairs, where he developed and implemented successful and award-winning communications strategies for Fortune 500 and non-profit clients on some of Maryland’s highest-profile political issues. Howard also spent 15 years as a reporter and editor at the Baltimore Sun, starting as a suburban education reporter and writing about such other topics as state government, politics and the environment. He served as the newspaper’s City Editor for nearly three years. In his position as assistant managing editor for news, he directed award-winning local, national, foreign, business, and investigative coverage for print and online, supervising a team of 15 editors and 50 reporters. Howard grew up in Highland Park, Ill., and is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in political science.

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