Executive Leadership

Ngozi Obineme

Executive Director

Ngozi Obineme has a mission-driven background in power-based violence intervention and prevention and a demonstrated history of working in law enforcement, government, and non-profit spaces.

Most recently, Ngozi served as the Montgomery County Family Justice Center (FJC) Program Manager for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. In this role, she developed and managed FJC programs and supervised staff assisting victims of intimate partner violence. She also created and managed the FJC Volunteer and Internship Program and implemented a first-of-its-kind forensic medical program on-site at the FJC. While serving at the FJC, she chaired the Education and Training Subcommittee for the MD Domestic Violence Review State Implementation Team, and the FJC’s efforts to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Ngozi is a proud Baltimore City and Baltimore County native and first-generation Nigerian American. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, a master’s degree in biological sciences and a second master’s degree in public health specializing in community and population health.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for HopeWorks is charged with the responsibility of providing overall governance, strategic direction and financial stability for the organization.

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