Meet our team

Meet the BATGO leadership team

The BATGO team will join Heather McCay in building a legacy that will improve our knowledge of nearly every aspect of foster care.  Our team is instrumental in launching the BATGO foster care movement. 

Heather McQuay

Executive Director

Heather McQuay was appointed as the Executive Director of Baltimore Adolescent Treatment and Guidance Organization, Inc. (BATGO, Inc.) since July of 2020. Heather has over 20 years of experience in servicing youth and families in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. She has served in various leadership roles, including Quality Improvement Manager, Training Administrator, and Program Supervisor for several leading child welfare providers and behavioral health service organizations.

Heather’s expertise includes organizational strategy, quality and compliance, and operational excellence. She has led several CARF accreditations and developed quality improvement plans for a leading child welfare organization, where she was employed recently for over eleven years. She has established excellent relationships with State Agencies (DHMH, MSDE, DJS, DDA, DHS), and looks forward to those continued partnerships. Her ability to assess an organization’s strengths and weaknesses will be highly beneficial as she leads BATGO, Inc. Her knowledge of diverse programs includes foster care, PRP programs, special education schools, and home and community-based mental health services.

Erika Burke

Office & Quality Assurance Manager

Ericka has worked in various dynamic roles at BATGO, Inc. since February 2000. At BATGO, Inc., She works with a dynamic team of colleagues and Treatment Foster Parents. As a team, they display a source of pride in helping our youth navigate being in out-of-home placements. Ericka values the agency’s delivery of services through a dedication to enhancing the quality of our programmatic offerings. Seeing youths develop their sense of self and transition to independent living has been a rewarding part of my years at BATGO, Inc.

Nadine Anderson

Case Worker

Nadine started out working as a pediatric medical tech and worked in that area for 15 years. I then decided that she wanted to do more, so she went back to school and graduated from Coppin State College and attended the University of MD School of Social Work. As a social worker Nadine has worked for several agencies and maintained several positions over the years. Asst. Program Manager promoted to Program Manager where she managed a Teen Parent Program. Later as a Recruiter/Trainer/Monitor, She was recruited and trained individuals to become foster parents. Nadine maintained this position for 16 years before retiring in 2016. Nadine discovered that she was not ready to sit at home doing nothing, so she returned to work and took a job with BATGO, where she maintained the position of Case Worker. She enjoys working with my youth and is constantly amazed at their resilience and ability to make the best of their situations.

Our Board of Directors

Scott Olden

President

Mary Locke

Treasurer

Dr. Leslie Jackson

Secretary

brings over two decades of experience in higher education and a deep commitment to fostering equity and success for historically marginalized populations to her role as a board member of the Baltimore Adolescence Treatment Guidance Center. Dr. Jackson has served as board secretary for the Baltimore Adolescence Treatment and Guidance Organization since 2018, further demonstrating her commitment to serving the community.

With a Bachelor of Science in human services from SUNY Empire State College, a Master of Science in student personnel administration from SUNY Buffalo State College, and a Doctor of Education in community college leadership from Morgan State University, Dr. Jackson has honed her expertise in supporting diverse adult learners throughout her career.

Currently serving as the Director of TRIO Student Support Services at Baltimore City Community College, Dr. Jackson excels in data-driven decision-making, grant management, staff development, and program leadership. Her strategic planning efforts, personnel supervision, and budget management have led to significant increases in enrollment and scholarship funds, demonstrating her dedication to student success.

Dr. Jackson’s commitment to community engagement and maintaining partnerships is evident in her ability to successfully coordinate program activities and secure grant funding through collaborative efforts with community stakeholders. She has a proven track record of securing grants, including co-authoring two successful grants totaling nearly $4 million during the 2015 and 2020 cycles, as well as securing the $1.5 million Upward Bound Math and Science grant in 2022.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Jackson served as Assistant Director of Residence Life and Community Development at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, where she managed staff, revamped leadership development training, and directed campus engagement initiatives. Her diverse experience also includes HIV research, outreach, and advocacy for underserved populations in Buffalo, NY.

Additionally, Dr. Jackson is an experienced speaker, motivator, and writer.  She is dedicated to empowering people to embark on a journey to self-discovery and reach their full potential by acquiring the tools for success. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her grandson, Andre Jr., as well as cherished family and friends. She has a passion for traveling, immerses herself in interior design, and finds creative fulfillment in creating content for YouTube.

Rev. Turner

Member

 

 

Deborah M. Moore

Member

Deborah Moore, M. Ed, is a passionate and dedicated educator, and an advocate for students.  Ms. Moore has a 30-year career in the fields of education and social work.  She holds a master’s degree in School Counseling and Guidance, a bachelor’s degree in social work, and holds certifications in administrative leadership, trauma informed care and is a designated QPR Suicide Gate keeper.  Ms. Moore has worked in various state and county education and service agencies.  She previously served as the Director for Upward Bound Math and Science at Baltimore City Community College, overseeing a $1.1 million dollar grant focusing on engaging students with STEM opportunities. She was Coordinator for Guidance Services and Records Management for Juvenile Services Education System with the Maryland State Department of Education where she was responsible for the supervision of school counselors and records staff, implemented and monitored alignment with MSDE College and Career readiness standards and graduation requirements for 4,000 students committed to detention in 13 Maryland Department of Juvenile Services facilities as part of Maryland State Department of Education Juvenile Services Education Program.

Ms. Moore also served as the Director of School Counseling for Baltimore City Public Schools, where she supervised the College and Career Readiness program, supported over 150 school counselors, 159 schools.

In her 15 years with Baltimore County Public Schools, Ms. Moore served as a high school counselor and department chairman, night school teacher, assistant principal, and acting principal. Ms. Moore worked for Baltimore City Department of Social Services as a Social Work Associate providing services to students in foster care and in-home support to families working toward reunification.

Ms. Moore retired from public education in 2022 but her passion for students remained and brought her to her current position as a School Counselor at Loyola Blakefield in Towson, MD.  Ms. Moore is also a published author. 

Her greatest accomplishment is being a mom to her three amazing daughters, Aliyah, Maiya and Jailyn.  Ms. Moore is a proud Silver Star member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and in her spare time she enjoys walking, couponing and attending her beloved church, New Antioch Baptist Church. 

*We are always looking for great people to join the team, contact us today for details.”