West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation

Focused on our community

Bringing Care to West Baltimore

West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation, Inc. (WBRF) was created when LifeBridge Health, Inc. (LifeBridge Health) expanded into West Baltimore with its acquisition of Bon Secours Hospital Baltimore, Inc., now called Grace Medical Center, Inc., in 2019. Under an arrangement between LifeBridge Health and the State of Maryland, LifeBridge Health committed to invest, through WBRF, in key community needs including workforce development, mentoring, food access and population health. WBRF will also be opening a community resource center that will be home to some of the services and programs funded by WBRF. LifeBridge Health has a long history of working with neighborhoods and supporting community-driven strategies in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Carroll County.



To empower West Baltimore residents and communities through strategic investments that expand services, amenities, and opportunities that lead to a lasting impact on health and quality of life.


The West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation is a portal of health and wellness to the West Baltimore Community. We take responsibility for improving the health of our community through care management, enhancing workforce development, providing access to healthy food and providing family support. We engage our community at all points by Caring Bravely.


New Resource Center

The West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation is investing in a new resource center in Franklin Square that will be future home of the foundation as well as a range of programs and services.



View a video of the West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation's groundbreaking ceremony for The Factory

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Board & Staff


Leslie Simmons

LifeBridge Health

Dr. Trecia Henriques

LifeBridge Health

Charles Jackson

Baltimore City Mayor’s Office

Edith Gillard-Canty

Community Director

Amy Shlossman

LifeBridge Health

Sr. Mary Shimo

Bon Secours Baltimore Health Corporation

Camille Blake Fall

Maryland Department of Health


Kurt Sommer

Executive Director, WBRF

Anna Tatro

Program Manager, WBRF

Daisa Johnson

Administrative Coordinator, WBRF


We are pleased to present our first annual report highlighting the work and activities that have taken place since grantmaking began in the fall of 2020.

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