Our Board Members

Tearesa Parhan

When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressor, its not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing, comfort and support to people who have been through traumatic and stressful experiences. I help my patients find a healthy perspectives of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as complete, peaceful , healthy and safe while dealing with their traumas.My educational background was 1st in Electrical engineering. I then found my passion working with people. I worked for Baltimore County Fire Dept for several years, before transiting into the nursing field. I am currently studying to be a Physician Assistant.I currently reside in Georgia.

Antione Tomlin

Antione is a native of Baltimore and a huge lover of seafood! Professionally, full-time, he is an Assistant Professor of Academic Literacies at Anne Arundel Community College. He also teaches part-time at CCBC, BCCC, and Goucher College. Antione received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Stevenson University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Morgan State University. In addition to mentoring students, Antione loves reading, writing, and traveling the world. Antione is always open to having conversations around issues of equity,diversity, and inclusion as he truly believes we cannot move forward without them. He truly believes that "persistence leads to excellence!" When Antione received the opportunity to be apart of BTS, he could not resist. He said, "this is a great space to continue using the knowledge gained from my Mental Health First-Aid Certification! I fully stand behind supporting mental health and BTS!"

Lashelle Stewart

Lashelle Stewart is the Executive Director for Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc. Lashelle received her MBA from UMUC. She is a graduate of the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Executive Program and a member of Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute’s Bunting Leadership Fellowship’s inaugural graduates. Lashelle has provided services to families for over twenty years and has a passion for working with mothers and babies. She takes pride in delivering services that will have multi-generational impact. Lashelle also serves on various other committees and Boards including the Maryland Breast Feeding Coalition and The Inter-generational Women's Coalition.

John Porter

John Porter currently serves as a supervisor with the Bibb County Juvenile Court Intake Unit. Prior to his assignment in Juvenile Court he served as a Parole or Probation Specialist with the State of Georgia, Field Training Officer, Gang Investigator, Security Risk Officer and a Deputy Sheriff. Mr. Porter is a proud graduate of Fort Valley State University where he earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. Mr. Porter is also a proud and active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated and continues to make a difference in his community by being a mentor for several young men in Bibb County.