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Odette Ramos

Executive Director
Community Development Network of Maryland


Baltimore, MD

Ms. Ramos is the Executive Director of the Community Development Network of Maryland (CDN), a statewide nonprofit membership organization. CDN’s members include nonprofit community development organizations, local governments and small developers. CDN’s purpose is to promote, strengthen, and advocate for Maryland’s community development industry who serve urban, rural and suburban communities. In addition to running the organization, she advocates during the General Assembly each year on behalf of the industry. Prior to coming to CDN in April of 2013, Ms. Ramos was the Founder, President and CEO of Strategic Management Consulting for 10 years. In that role she worked with nonprofits and businesses across the state to be more efficient and effective in their work. Ms. Ramos has numerous years of experience in volunteering, political work, and community organizing. Ms. Ramos has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s Degree in a self-created major from Goucher College. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and their 4-year old daughter.