The Arc Baltimore recently welcomed J. Patrick Miles, Alicia Morgan Cooper, and Alyssa Navarrete to its Board of Directors. These three elected members lead three very different career paths, from marketing to pediatrics to law, and will come together to give fresh perspectives and insights on how to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities within the Baltimore community.
Patrick Miles is the Senior Manager and Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Marketing Services at T. Rowe Price.
“Patrick’s many professional accomplishments, which include leadership roles in operational excellence, change management, and diversity initiatives at T. Rowe, will aid him immensely in his new role on our Board of Directors,” says The Arc Baltimore’s Executive Director, Kathleen M. Durkin.
A graduate of Towson University, Miles joined T. Rowe Price in 1999 and has held various leadership roles throughout his tenure. He quickly rose through the ranks to his current position, in which he leads four Lead Managers and their teams responsible for project managing multi-media marketing campaigns.
Miles also is responsible for ensuring that the project support model at T. Rowe Price is aligned with organizational demands, and that the engagement model is able to provide a positive and value-add experience for internal business partners.
Miles lives with his wife, Monica, and daughter, Maggie, in Towson, MD. Monica is an Art Teacher at the Immaculate Conception School in Towson.
Alicia Morgan-Cooper, MD is a pediatrician at Village Pediatrics.
“Alicia’s work in pediatrics, her volunteer experience with organizations such as the Disability Rights Maryland, and her community service make her an invaluable addition to our Board of Directors,” says Durkin. “Alicia has a unique understanding of many challenges being faced by those individuals whom The Arc supports, making her a vital resource to our Board and our entire organization.”
Morgan-Cooper is a graduate of American University and the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, where she earned a Dean’s Academic Scholarship. She did her residency at Baltimore Sinai Hospital before embarking on a solo career as a private pediatrician at Village Pediatrics in 2005.
In addition to her professional work, Morgan-Cooper serves on the Board of the Institute of Notre Dame. She also volunteers with the Madison Buccaneers Youth Basketball Organization and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and teaches at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church Sunday School.
The Homeland resident previously served on the Disability Rights Maryland Board and the Maryland Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee.
Alyssa Navarrete is a Staff Attorney at Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law) a community-based program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Project HEAL is a medical-legal partnership that provides civil legal services to patients of Kennedy Krieger Institute and their families.
“Alyssa’s legal expertise and passion for helping individuals with disabilities is evident to anyone who has worked with her, and made her an obvious choice for election to The Arc’s Board,” says Durkin.
Prior to joining Project HEAL, Navarrete served as a staff attorney in the mental health unit at Disability Rights Maryland. She previously worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Pamela J. White on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and as an Assistant Public Defender in the Post-Conviction Defenders Division of the Office of the Public Defender.
A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University Of Maryland Francis King Carey School Of Law, Navarrete volunteers with Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA), a non-profit organization that empowers athletes with disabilities to compete in mainstream running events throughout Maryland. She was recognized as the Baltimore City Captain of the Year for ASA in 2017, and was also honored that year with the Spirit Award, a recognition given annually to the post-conviction attorney who best embodies the mission of the Post-Conviction Defenders Division.
Navarrete lives with her fiancé, Joel, in Baltimore City.