The Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that Marylanders with limited resources requesting mental health care are provided access to volunteer licensed mental health professionals and other necessary supportive services, announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors:  Amory Cockrell and Shane Tanzymore.

“Our team welcomes and looks forward to partnering with these new board members to ensure that all Maryland residents have access to mental health care,” stated PBCP Executive Director Amy Greensfelder. “Their leadership in their respective industries and community contributions will be assets as we work to meet the needs of Pro Bono Counseling’s diverse clients and volunteers.”

Amory Cockrell, CPRM, is the Senior Business Development Manager for the Capitol Region of AIG Private Client and has devoted the past 20 years of his career protecting the assets and lifestyles of individuals and families. Amory has been a speaker at Financial Planner Association of Washington DC Chapter, facilitator for insurance continuing education courses, and is a member of the Association of African American Financial Advisors and National African American Insurance Advisors. As a Maryland native, he is passionate about his community, with a strong desire to help provide pathways for opportunity, equity, and inclusion for people marginalized across the DMV.

Shane P. Tanzymore currently serves as the Director, Product Delivery, Global Digital Commerce for Under Armour. Shane has worked for over 20 years in IT//Software Development and has managed and directed global teams, budgets and projects across eCommerce, Consumer Finance, Investment Risk, Legal, Compliance, Marketing and Operations.  As a former performer and events producer, he is passionate about the arts and has worked to raise money and awareness at Center Stage, the Creative Alliance and other regional venues. Building a profitable arts collective gave him the opportunity to nurture arts integration programs that partnered with local schools and non-profits to develop and facilitate programs for disadvantaged youth of all ages.

PBCP’s Board members also elected new officers for its current fiscal year, and its board is now led by Board President Gilbert A. Bliss, LCSW-C, First Vice President Mark Smolarz; Second Vice President Eboni Barksdale-Smith, CRCCPA; Treasurer Dan Morrison, CFP; and Secretary Alex Ebstein. Peter A. Kahn, MD, is past president and Melinda Hiken, APRN/PMH-BC is now board member emeritus.

Since its founding in 1991, the Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP), a non-profit 501c(3) corporation, has helped over 30,000 individuals and families throughout Maryland connect with volunteer counselors and obtain the mental health care they could not otherwise afford. Presently, PBCP has over 850 volunteer clinicians all over the state of Maryland who give over 16,000 hours of their time each year.

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