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

Chief Financial Officer

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.

Jackie Columbia

Executive Director of WV & PA Programs

Jackie has devoted her 30+ year professional career to facilitating change in others both on individual and organizational levels. Jackie’s leadership manages the strategic direction and core operational activities of our West Virginia and Pennsylvania programs. She ensures the program’s accountability to the highest performance and achievement standards and that outcomes are achieved. When not working, Jackie enjoys playing music on her piano, drums, and keyboard. She also loves hanging out with her basset hound Gracie and is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan


Kathy Martin

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kathy has her masters in human resources and has spent her career building HR departments and recruitment pipelines. She has a passion for developing training programs that enhance the skills of the workforce while ensuring HR is supporting the overall organizational goals and objectives. In her spare time she enjoys a nice run and relaxing with her husband, 2 girls and a fur baby.

Kristian Sekse

Chief Operating Officer

Kristian has spent almost his entire career in the non-profit world. At BCC he manages a variety of teams: marketing, fundraising, information technology, and quality improvement.  His work is mostly focused on the digital transformation of BCC’s operations, which includes deployment of electronic records and systems that replace paper-based processes and charts. He lives in Roland Park with his better half and three children (two human, one canine).

Nicole Smith

Executive Director of Maryland & DC Programs

Nicole provides leadership and strategic direction to BCC’s Maryland and DC 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.