Meet Our Director

Tisha S. Edwards, MSW, JDHeadshot of Tisha Edwards, Acting Director of the Mayor's Office of Homeless Services

Acting Director of the Mayor's Office of Homeless Services

For 20 years, Tisha has leveraged executive government and private sector roles to advance the wellbeing of Baltimore’s most marginalized communities, especially its children and youth. In 2019, she brought that breadth of experience to bear as Executive Director of the newly launched Mayor’s Office of Children & Family Success, where she leads the city’s strategy for investing in and radically improving the lives of children and families, and is now currently also serving as Acting Director of the Mayor's Office of Homeless Services. 

In her decade at Baltimore City Public Schools—as high school principal, Chief of Staff and Interim CEO—Tisha guided 11,000 employees through a series of bold academic, structural and operational reforms. These, with a cultural shift that placed students at the center of district decision making, have been core to student achievement gains in the last decade and an ongoing and unprecedented well of community, institutional and corporate support for the district. In 2014, Tisha became Executive Vice President of the JS Plank and DM DiCarlo Family Foundation. In 2016, after leading the transition for the administration of newly elected Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, she returned to work on behalf of youth and families as President/CEO of BridgeEdU.

Tisha is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and holds degrees from Georgia State University and the University of Maryland.