2018 Recipients of the Community Hero Award (renamed Community Champion)

Patricia M.C. Brown, Med Trustee
Patricia "Patty” Brown serves as senior vice president of managed care and population health for Johns Hopkins Medicine and President of Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, as well as Board Member (and former chair) for the United Way of Central Maryland where she was essential in creating UWCM's Women's Leadership Counsel. She is also on the board of directors for Notre Dame of Maryland University, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Listening Hearts Ministries, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel Community and the Lab School of Washington..
Charles A. Constable, Bus ’05
Charlie Constable is a member of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Dean’s Advisory Council, a leadership body at the School. Previously, he served as Development Chair of the Carey Business School Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board (DAAB), where he spearheaded an effort to collectively establish an endowed scholarship, a unique and incredibly successful demonstration of group philanthropy. Because of Charlie’s leadership and drive, the DAAB achieved 100% participation and raised nearly $450,000, and continues to grow.
Arthur N. Eisenberg, A&S ’64
Art Eisenberg is the legal director of the New York Civil Liberties Union where he has worked for more than 35 years, tireless in his efforts to serve the underserved and advocate for academic freedom and civil liberties.
Matthew J. Hanna, A&S ’02
Matt Hanna, Next One Up founder, is dedicated to transforming the lives of young men in Baltimore City by supporting and advancing their academic, athletic and social development. Next One Up identifies young men of the highest caliber who are considered ‘high risk’ because of their circumstances, and supports these individuals so successfully that one hundred percent of the student-athletes have graduated high school on time and 100% have been accepted into 2- or 4- year colleges.
Kevin A. Johnson, A&S ’03
Kevin Johnson has worked as an Investment Banker at J.P. Morgan for 4 years and has held previous positions at companies such as Bloomberg and Bank of America. As a Franklin Fellow, he was a Senior Economic Advisor for the U.S. Department of State during a yearlong sabbatical from J.P. Morgan. He is passionate about giving back to the youth and is a Board Member for the Elijah Cummings Youth Program.
Thomas M. Kearney, SAIS ‘91
Tom Kearney was the CEO of an international commodities company when a 16-ton articulated bus struck him down on Oxford Street, London, nearly taking his life and sending him into a near-death coma for two weeks over Christmas/New Year's 2009-10. While recovering from a traumatic brain injury in the hospital weeks later, Tom searched for data about bus collisions in London. But since nothing was to be found, it suggested that bus casualties might be so frequent there that public officials were withholding the information from public scrutiny. To expose this issue, Tom put a successful 20-year career in mining/commodities (in Europe, the former Soviet Union and Africa) on hold to launch a multiyear campaign to compel Transport for London (TfL) to make bus collision data transparent and to force the Mayor of London to pedestrianize Oxford Street, Europe's busiest and most dangerous shopping street.
Wyatt D. Oroke, Ed ’15
Wyatt Oroke was placed in City Springs Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore, a school with one of the highest Free and Reduced Meals rates in the district at 99%, as a member of the 2015 Teach for America cohort. Oroke inspires his students to be altruistic, which led his students to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX. Their campaign garnered so much social media attention that he appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ popular show in October 2017, where she surprised the students with a giant check for $25,000 towards their Hurricane Harvey fundraiser.
Jaclyn Truncellito Range, BSPH ’14
As the first executive director of the Baltimore chapter of Back on My Feet, Jackie oversees a program combatting homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential housing and employment resources. Under her leadership, every dollar invested in the organization returns nearly $2.50 to the local community through increased economic output from employment and reductions in costs for shelter, medical services, incarceration, and drug and alcohol treatment.
Daniel J. Trahey, Peab ’00
Dan Trahey is a musician, educator, and innovator, instrumental in the creation of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s “OrchKids” where he is Artistic Director. Dan also founded and leads the El Sistema inspired program “Tuned-In” at the Peabody Conservatory, where he teaches creative composition and community engagement.