Executive Leadership Team

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.

Kelly Berger

Executive Director of the Caminos Program

Kelly oversees the Caminos Programs in MD, WV, and PA, as well as Caminos Nacional and the Home Study/Post Release Services Program. Kelly will focus on developing and strengthening the newest Caminos service lines while also supporting the existing integration of Caminos residential and community-based services within the BCC continuum of care. Working with youth and families for over 20 years, Kelly is excited to continue her journey by providing leadership to the Caminos program. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys living in Baltimore City with her partner and their dog. She balances city life with a love of travel and frequent excursions to the woods, where she can likely be found wandering along a trail or climbing a mountain.

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, training, 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 Baltimore City 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.