Mario Berninzoni– Executive Director, Arundel House of Hope
Mario Berninzoni, a California native, has more than 20 years experience working with the poor and homeless populations in Maryland. As Executive Director of Arundel House of Hope, Mario oversees all aspects of the organization and its programs. Prior to being appointed Executive Director in 1999, he worked with Catholic Charities in Baltimore City with its emergency, transitional, and permanent housing programs for 7 years. Mario has his Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management from the College of Notre Dame.
Judy Pagliaro – Bookkeeper, Arundel House of Hope
Community Housing Programs
Arlene Scott – Resident Manager
Since 2009 Arlene has served as Resident Manager at the WISH House; Beginning in 2010 she began working as a Case Manager at the Arundel House of Hope Day and Resource Center.
Oliver Sellman – Resident Manager
I came to the Arundel House of Hope seeking help through the Winter Relief Program in 2008. I was eventually offered the opportunity to Work for the Doughy Dog Social Enterprise. After six weeks training in Doughy Dog I became the Manager of the Doughy Dog and am now the Resident Manager of Safe Haven II.
Justin Pacek – Case Manager
Community Recovery Center (CRC) – Recovery Starts Here
CRC contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Custer– Community Recovery Center Coordinator
Leonard Wood – Peer Support Specialist
Leonard is a Peer Support Specialist assigned by Anne Arundel County Department of Health to work in the Community Recovery Center. His efforts are vital to connecting persons with recovery support services and coaching persons to achieving and maintaining independent and sober living.
Day & Resource Center
Larry Geidel – Case Manager Day Center and Permanent Housing Program
Larry began with Arundel House of Hope in 2010 as a volunteer and now is employed with Arundel House of Hope as a Case Manger with Day and Resource Center and oversees Case Management for both Safe Haven Housing Programs.
Larry Barenaskaus – Program Assistant
Bob Starkey – Program Assistant
Ronnie Vaughn – Program Assistant,
Ronnie came to the Arundel House of Hope in 2001 initially as a resident of the Fouse Center. After 18 months in the Transitional Housing Program, he received the invitation to utilize his skills in a full-time staff position as Program Aide, first at the Fouse Center and later at the Arundel House of Hope Day and Resource Center. He is also a Veteran of the United States Army and enjoys helping others.
Medical Clinic and Family Program
Asia Wood – Director of the Medical Clinic and Family Project Director
Asia Wood joined the Arundel House of Hope in December of 2008, after successfully completing a Human Services internship with, Anne Arundel Community College. She has worked in many capacities since joining the dedicated AHOH team, including Case Manager and Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Coordinator. Currently, she manages the House of Hope Medical Clinic, and is responsible for recruiting and managing all volunteer professionals and well as managing the WISH Program. She also works closely with the HMIS System and RAP Housing Program. Regardless of which hat she is wearing, her main focus is to empower the people who are in need. Her favorite quote by Maya Angelou is, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Pat Adkins – Case Manager for the Family Program
She works with all families in the family program insuring that they received all necessary services and continue to make progress on their goals of obtaining independence and success.
Emma Spencer – Coordinator of the Medical Clinic
Jennifer Moore – Program Assistant
Sylvia Meisenberg Adult Literacy Program
Elaine Hill, Program Manager
Elaine was hired in 2014 and oversees and manages the Sylvia Meisenberg Adult Literacy Program, the Arundel House of Hope Rental Assistance Program (RAP), and is the Case Manager for the WISH Permanent Housing Program.
The Fouse Center
Michael Johnson – Resident Manager, Fouse Center
The Patriot House
Ray Kyler – Resident Manager, Patriot House
Ray Kyler joined Arundel House of Hope with the opening of The Fouse Center Transitional Housing Program in 2000. Previously, Ray was with Sarah’s House in Maryland where he worked with homeless women and children. Ray worked at Christopher’s Place, a Catholic Charity’s Men’s Employment and Addiction Program in Baltimore. Ray has also worked with the Women’s Detention Center managing addiction education groups. Ray obtained his professional licensure in Counseling & Therapy for Alcohol & Drug Addicts through Baltimore City Community. His future career aspirations include expanding his training and certification to conduct Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counseling with the HIV/AIDS community in Maryland.
Charles Robinson – Case Manager
Charles’s journey with the Arundel House of Hope began in 2001, as a Loyola College student intern at the Fouse Center. In 2012, on opportunity presented itself, and he was given an opportunity to be the Case Manager for the new Transitional Housing Program for Veterans, “The Patriot House.” Charles is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and earned his Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College.
Pam Biddlecomb – Program Manager, Winter Relief
Pam began her relationship with the Arundel House of Hope as a volunteer at her church for the Winter Relief Program. Over the next 8 years, she continued her volunteer efforts as a Site Coordinator, Segment Coordinator, and most recently as the Annapolis/South County Coordinator. With a Bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College, and a Masterís degree from Johns Hopkins University, she worked at Northrop Grumman as a software engineer until deciding to stay home with her three children. She has volunteered across many organizations over the years and is passionate about the Winter Relief Program and its mission.