Mary DeShields, M.D.
​Dr. Mary DeShields is an Oncologist and is active in the community. She has a passion for helping others and is a positive role model for young girls.

Every great leader 

beautifies a community.

Michelle Harding

Michelle has a passion to help young women. She has a heart for teaching young women about the threat of human trafficking, which is a national epidemic.

The Foundation of HOPE, Inc., was founded by Keasha Haythe, CEcD, a 15 year economic development veteran who is a certified economic development professional, small business owner and Maryland Economic Development Association Board President. She continues her passion for economic development  by serving as the founding executive director of the foundation and launching the Economic Development and Empowerment Program for girls in rural Talbot County, Maryland.

Regina Dawson
Regina is a retired manager in the poultry industry. She enjoys outreach and will handle the outreach for the organization. 

About Us

Thank you community partners

The Foundation of HOPE, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) organization was established to help women and young girls. The first program launched under the foundation was the Economic Development and Empowerment Program for girls. The program serves girls living in low-to-moderate income households. The goal is to teach them to be viable contributors to the future workforce. The program covers topics including addressing low self-esteem, bullying, social media, workforce development, economic and community development, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and more.

Learn more about our founder, Keasha Haythe.

Our mission is to help young girls lead productive lives in their communities by providing cultural, social and educational development . We believe children are our future, and we must prepare them early to be great future leaders.
Angela Bordley
Angela works in the field of criminal justice and serves as treasurer managing the funding to keep our program flowing.
It takes a partnership of dedicated volunteers to make sure our foundation is reaching out to as many communities as it can, so girls in our community have an opportunity to participate in the economic development and empowerment program. We're fortunate to have some of the best community advocates dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.

Our Board.