Wendy Royalty – Executive Director

Wendy Royalty comes to Our Maryland as a leading voice for women’s rights in Maryland and a lifetime commitment to social change and progressive action. She previously served as a senior official in the Baltimore City Health Department working on Maternal and Child Health and other public health programs. She was the VP of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Maryland where she advocated for pro-choice policies in Maryland, passing cutting-edge and first-in-the-nation legislation. She has also volunteered for countless political campaigns including her own race for Howard County Council! She has her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland where she studied community organizing.

Wendy is a native of Wheaton, Maryland a graduate of Montgomery County public schools and currently lives in Howard County with her husband and 2 kids. Wendy has been a vegetarian for 30 years and loves to share delicious recipes.



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Tracy Leatherberry – Digital Director

Tracy Leatherberry is a communications professional with over eight years of experience. With a background in public policy. Tracy has worked with organizations like Rock the Vote, Common Cause and Mobilize.org, where she created web-based and in-person programs to engage millennials in the voting process, and educate them on the issues and policies most relevant to them. In her most recent opportunity, Tracy worked to expand civic engagement using social media and mobile content for members at the American Society for Interior Designers. Tracy has worked with multiple web and text messaging platforms, and communications analytics tools.  A native North Carolinian, Tracy holds a degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University. When she is not doing communications work she is writing and producing podcasts with friends and creating marketing and branding plans for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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