The Leadership Staff

The Leadership team is a small but mighty group of dedicated people working toward the common goal of providing best-in-class programming to our current cohort as well as our alumni. From the development of engaging, challenging content to the unique selection of venues off the beaten path, each of us contributes to the overall success of the organization.

DAVID SACHS

Executive Director

I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue my professional passion: creating transformational leadership learning experiences for individuals and groups. Having joined The Leadership in 2013, I am excited by The Leadership community’s potential to continue to contribute to Baltimore’s growth and vitality. Spending my career in the field of leadership development, I have served in strategic management, teaching, and program design roles at Harvard Business School, UMBC, Johns Hopkins, MICA, and T. Rowe Price.

SHANTAY GUY

Chief Operating Officer

I am a life-long Baltimorean and the city is one of my loves. Before joining The Leadership, I served as the CEO of the Baltimore Community Mediation Center (BCMC) and as the Community Engagement Liaison for the federally-mandated consent decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Baltimore Police Department. Prior to leading BCMC, I worked in IT management at both T. Rowe Price and Brown Advisory. 

SINDEE ERNST

Manager

I have been with The Leadership since 2009, coordinating many aspects of the program and alumni outreach. I am a graduate of Oberlin College, and a certified Integrative Breathwork Practitioner. Originally from New England, I have had a lifelong involvement with traditional dance and music. As a writer of memoir and fiction, I created an online prompt workshop called Memoir Medley which provides a space for people to share their personal stories.

JENNIFER CATHRO

Program Manager

I joined The Leadership in May 2014 as Program Manager. I am a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and have spent most of my professional career in higher education, having worked at Johns Hopkins University, UMBC, the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland College Park, and, most recently, Harvard Business School’s Executive Education. I am the youngest of seven and grew up in Prince George’s County.

SALLY RATRIE

Consultant

I joined The Leadership in September 2017 through the Baltimore Corps Fellowship. Prior to that, I worked for Sylvan Learning as Finance Coordinator and then Assistant to the CEO. I graduated from Goucher College in 2015 with a double major in Economics and Studio Art. I am also a proud graduate of Baltimore City College (City Forever!).