Sylvia Huntley, Ed.D., is the Training Manager for the Center for School Mental Health and Clinical Case Manager for the Baltimore School Mental Health Initiative (BSMHI). Both of these entities are a part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She serves on several advisory boards for different community projects and spearheads a regional women’s group. As a public servant, Sylvia is the Director of Religious Programs, and the President of over 500 volunteers at the Baltimore City Detention Center, Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services. It was through these efforts that she received an Honorary Doctorate degree for her humane services in Baltimore City. She also earned a Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Science in Applied Psychology, and a Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology. Sylvia continues to present at women’s events, conferences, writes extensively on her research topic regarding homelessness, alcohol and substance abuse, school mental health issues, and is the co-author of a chapter entitled Enhancing child and adolescent resilience through faith-community connections, in the book Community planning to promote resilience in youth. Sylvia is a member of several professional organizations, such as American School Health Association, Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Association of Social Workers, National Council of Negro Women, Inc., and others. In the Spring of 2010, Sylvia was a part of the Dr. Dorothy I. Height salute to a lifetime of service, in conjunction with the Emmy Award Actress, Cicely Tyson, and other renowned national and international leaders.