FCS Adds Odell Dickerson Jr., Tammy Turner to Governing Board of Directors
FCS is proud to announce the addition of two new board members, who were officially appointed at FCS's Annual Meeting in November.
Odell Dickerson Jr. is the Chief Operating Officer for New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore. He has been full-time staff with the 8,000-member church since 2000 and is its first and only COO. Odell is responsible for New Psalmist’s day-to-day operations and also serves as chief of staff for the ministry, operation and business office staff. He has also played an integral part in spearheading multiple successful fundraising campaigns for the church. Outside of his roles at New Psalmist, Odell consults for his own LLC, Odellexec Enterprises, and Changes Can Happen, LLC. Odell's mission is to strengthen organizations both secular and religious in leadership, culture, vision and mission implementation, financial wellness and organizational infrastructure.
For the last 10 years, Tammy L. Turner, Esq., has served as Chief Legal Counsel for Baltimore City Public Schools, with responsibility for managing all legal affairs involving the school district, with more than 10,000 employees and 84,000 students. She also serves as the primary advisor to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners (Board) and the Office of the CEO on all issues related to local, state and federal law and policies. In addition to her skills as a litigator, Tammy has a well-deserved reputation as an exceptional advocate and leader, with proven ability to think strategically while demonstrating a practical, business-oriented approach.
About Family and Children’s Services
Family and Children’s Services, with ten locations in Baltimore and the surrounding counties, is a non-profit based in Baltimore for more than 165 years. The agency provides a broad range of free and low-fee support services to people of all ages ranging from infants to seniors. Each year, it serves over 7,000 families and individuals struggling with domestic, child and elder abuse in addition to those dealing with the challenges of caregiving and raising a family. Programs for seniors include adult day care and foster grandparents. Family services include counseling, case management, early head start and Healthy Families. Trauma services include child abuse treatment services and a comprehensive domestic violence program.