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

Our Board

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 in sixth-grade attending Middle School. 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. 
We believe children are our future, and we must prepare them early to be great future leaders.


In 2018, the Women of HOPE program was established to empower women in the community and help them be leaders.


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

The Foundation of HOPE, Inc., was founded by Keasha Haythe, CEcD, a 18 year economic development veteran who is a certified economic development professional, small business owner and Past President of Maryland Economic Development Association Board of Directors. She continues her passion for economic development  by serving as the President & Founder of the foundation and launching the Economic Development and Empowerment Program for girls.



It takes a partnership of dedicated volunteers to make sure our foundation is reaching out to as many communities as it can to ensure individuals have an opportunity to participate our empowerment programs. We are fortunate to have some of the best community advocates dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.
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.

Thank you community partners!

Our mission is to help young girls and women lead productive lives in their communities by providing cultural, social, spiritual and educational development . 

Learn more about our founder 

Keasha Haythe

Angela Bordley
Angela works in the field of criminal justice and serves as treasurer managing the funding to keep our program flowing.

Our Mission