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Governor’s Office for Children Policy Analysts

Brian Alexander

Brian Alexander is a policy analyst with a focus on reducing the impact of incarceration on children, families, and communities. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office for Children, he spent several years working with Share Our Strength, a national non-profit working to end childhood hunger in America, to promote the expanded use of federal nutrition programs in Maryland. Brian is a resident of Baltimore City and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Christina Church

Christina Church is a policy analyst focusing on improving outcomes for youth ages 16-24 who are not working or in school.  Christina joined the Office in June 2014 after working with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Christina earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore.

Christina Drushel-Williams

Christina Drushel-Williams is a policy analyst whose areas of focus include Youth Engagement and Youth Homelessness, and directs the Maryland Youth Advisory Council. Christina supports the Governor, State Agencies, Local Management Boards, and other community partners with research, best practices, and technical assistance. Christina is a proud alum of Americorps. Previously she served as Community Outreach Coordinator for Youth Dreamers, Inc., and as Youth Hunger Advocate at the Maryland Out-of-School Time Network. Christina is a graduate of Merychurst University.

Candy Edwards-Roach

Candy Edwards-Roach is a senior policy analyst whose focus is on providing technical assistance to the nine Eastern Shore Local Management Boards and the Western Maryland counties of Allegany, Garrett and Washington.  A graduate of Salisbury University, with a master’s degree in social work, she brings to the position thirty years of experience in working with child-serving systems and community organization around issues impacting Maryland youth and their families.

William McCurry

Will McCurry is the Special Projects Coordinator with the Governor’s Office for Children. He currently participates on the Maryland’s Emergency Heroin and Opioid Task Force and is coordinating strategies to reduce juvenile detentions in Wicomico County. Will also provides technical assistance and guidance to external stakeholders and represents the agency’s mission, vision, goals, and policy positions at key committees, councils, and workgroups. He is a graduate of Hamilton College where he received a degree in Public Policy.

Tracey Webb

Tracey Webb is a policy analyst whose focus is on providing technical assistance to the central and southern Local Management Boards. She possesses over 20 years of experience in the areas of nonprofit management, grants management, fundraising and community philanthropy. Tracey has a Masters of Education degree from Howard University.