Black Faculty and Staff Association              of Johns Hopkins University

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The role of the Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA) of Johns Hopkins University is to ensure the fair and equitable treatment of Blacks at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and to be a critical resource for growing inclusivity in pursuit of its objectives towards an inclusive community. We continue to develop and cultivate working relationships with our senior administration and operating units here at Hopkins, and serve as a trusted resource for JHU faculty and staff by providing a forum for meaningful exchanges that identify and address issues of value to us and our community, in and around Johns Hopkins. We also partner with the community to conduct outreach activities and cultural events. We are dedicated to serving you and the community.

Since its founding in 1995, the BFSA pre-eminently stands as an active organization across this institution with a strong mission, indispensable history, and deep legacy. Our activities, programs, and initiatives embody values that embrace members, people, culture, community, personal enrichment, professional development, advancement, institutional knowledge, resources, and a strong network for advocacy and change across the Johns Hopkins enterprise and ecosystem.

Membership of the BFSA is open to ALL. The BFSA is an active organization with many exciting activities, community programs, and initiatives. We are a hub for personal enrichment resources, professional development, institutional knowledge, networking, and advocating for change & progress of “people-serving” efforts across the Johns Hopkins enterprise and ecosystem. Please join us - become a member and join our listserv. You do not need to be a financially current member of the BFSA to participate in our activities or programs, but you will find that there are benefits to becoming a financially current member. Our membership director can answer any membership question that you may have. You can sign up to become a member by going clicking on this link:

Membership is $10 annually or $100 for lifetime membership. Lifetime members will receive a special gift for acknowledging membership at this level.

Individuals become members in good standing upon payment of dues. Members are able to manage their account information by logging into the BFSA site. If you are unable to login, contact the membership director for assistance.

All BFSA Caucus meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month.

The Executive Board leaders of the BFSA are:

Jerrell Bratcher - President of the BFSA


President Elect - VACANT


Calvin L. Smith, Jr. - Past President


Monique Redd - Recording Secretary


Stefanie Croslin - Membership Director


MaDonna Perry - Treasurer


Adriene Breckenridge - Parliamentarian


Dr. James Calvin - Faculty Representative of the BFSA


Jenny Wohl - Communications Director


Mia Brooms - Events Director


Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Caucus

Malaika Wanjihia - APL Caucus Chair

Julian Alford - APL Caucus Representative

Amaya Butler - APL Caucus Representative


Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Caucus (includes JHMI, SOM, SON, BSPH, CCP, JHPIEGO, JH Bayview)

Joy Bolden - East Baltimore Caucus Chair

Constance Mercer - East Baltimore Caucus Representative

Lorraine Smith - East Baltimore Caucus Representative


Johns Hopkins Homewood Caucus (includes Eastern campus, Keswick, Mt. Washington including DAR, CTY, SOE, and Peabody Institute & Conservatory

Jayda Pearson - Homewood Caucus Chair

Whitney Brace - Homewood Caucus Representative

Jazmine Biggs - Homewood Caucus Representative


Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Caucus (includes the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Bloomberg Center at 555 Penn, and the School of Government and Policy

Miller Simmons - Carey Business School Caucus Chair

Kerry G. Johnson - Carey Business School Caucus Representative

Samella Koroma - Carey Business School Caucus Representative


Please email if you are interested in joining one of the following committees as a co-chair or member: (Juneteenth, Indispensable Role of Blacks (IRB) Committee, Communications, Professional Development, Community Outreach, Staff Affairs, Student Affairs, Strategic Priorities, 30th Anniversary, Staff Development Center Initiative, BFSA History/Office & Permanent Exhibition Space Committee)









Want to become a member?

Membership is open to all faculty and staff (full or part-time) employed at Johns Hopkins or at Hopkins affiliations, regardless of religion, age, race or color, marital status, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. All BFSA members are expected to agree and abide by the rules and regulations of the university. Individuals become members in good standing upon payment of dues. Members are able to manage their account information by logging into the BFSA site. If you are unable to log in, contact the membership coordinator for assistance. Please navigate to the "Membership" page for more details.

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