Meet the Executive Leadership Team

  • Laurie Anne Spagnola

    President & CEO

    Laurie Anne always dreamed of being a social worker, and loves it each day she comes to work. Quick with a smile, her healthy sense of humor and encouraging demeanor are cornerstones of her personality. As a leader, Laurie Anne is always thinking about connections. She wants to see networks and partners come together to build stronger families and communities, and to do it in a way that is both durable and measurable.

  • Bobby Baird

    Vice President of Finance

    Bobby spent ten years working in the financial services industry before discovering his passion for nonprofits. His focus ever since has been on youth and family service organizations. At BCC, Bobby oversees all financial aspects of the operation as well as the maintenance and dietary services teams. Outside of work, he can be spotted around the Lutherville, Maryland area cheering on his kids or training for his next running race.

  • Cindy Brink

    Vice President of Administration

    Cindy is the team leader for the human resources and quality improvement departments. She uses data to constantly review safety best practices, provide accountability to all stakeholders, and increase the organization’s overall transparency. In addition, Cindy oversees BCC’s organizational accreditations and licensing. She is a Pennsylvania native and has remained committed to serving youth and their families for her entire career.

  • Kristian Sekse

    Vice President of Development & Communications

    Kristian has spent almost his entire career in the non-profit world. He excels at growing teams and departments in a strategic way. At BCC he manages not only all marketing and fundraising efforts, but the information technology department as well. He lives in Roland Park with his better half and three children (two human, one canine).

  • Nicole Smith

    Vice President of Residential Services

    Nicole provides leadership and strategic direction to BCC’s Maryland residential programs. She is a fierce advocate for post-foster care services, and her work at BCC includes ensuring there are comprehensive services available during the critical transitions years to adulthood. A lifelong Baltimorean, Nicole loves crabs, the Ravens, and the O’s. She and her husband have passed this love of all things Maryland to their two children.