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Chesapeake Neighbors Welcomes Deena Kilmon to its Board of Directors

February 15, 2023
Deena Kilmon

Chesapeake Neighbors, an Arc Central Chesapeake Region company committed to providing safe, accessible, and affordable housing in Maryland, and Board Chair Jonathon Rondeau are pleased to welcome Deena Kilmon to the Chesapeake Neighbors board of directors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Deena to our team,” said Judi Olinger, Executive Director of Chesapeake Neighbors. “Her connection to communities throughout the Eastern Shore means she will be able to lend a unique perspective on our organization’s work as we continue to expand affordable housing opportunities for people in Kent, Dorchester, and Talbot counties specifically.”

As the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Easton Economic Development Corporation (EastonEDC), Deena is familiar with the key players in the housing world on the Eastern Shore and the many private and government investments needed to spur growth. Prior to EastonEDC, Deena was the Director of Engagement at The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, where she built relationships with local leaders and organizations and helped organize events, fundraisers, and marketing initiatives. Not only is she a champion of housing access, but she is also an advocate for the inclusion of women in the workplace and people with disabilities in the community.

“I am eager to share my passion for innovation, networking, and redevelopment in rural areas with the Chesapeake Neighbors board of directors and gain a broader sense of how affordable housing works while contributing to Chesapeake Neighbors’ future,” said Deena.

Deena is dedicated to finding innovative means of making affordable housing accessible to all Marylanders and is looking forward to using her skills to bring more housing to the region.