News Flash Home
The original item was published from 5/8/2019 3:12:00 PM to 8/31/2019 12:00:08 AM.

News Flash

News

Posted on: May 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City Announces New Director of Youth, Family & Senior Services

YFS Building

For Immediate Release:


COLLEGE PARK, MD May 8, 2019 - City Manager Scott Somers has announced the appointment of Kiaisha L. Barber as the Director of the City’s Youth, Family and Senior Services Department full-time effective June 17, 2019.  Barber replaces Margaret “Peggy” Higgins, who will retire in July after more than 29 years with the City.  “We are thrilled to have Kiaisha join the City of College Park. Her experience, skills and passion for youth service bureaus will be a great asset to the Department, the City and our community” said Scott Somers, City Manager.  

Barber is coming to the City with 18 years of clinical, local government and community-based experienced.  Most recently, she was the Director of School Based Programs for the Tri-County Youth Services Bureau in Waldorf, Maryland.  Barber has also provided consultation services on individual, group and family techniques for the City’s Youth, Family and Senior Services department and is a trained supervisor and therapist for Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Her prior experience includes roles such as Executive Director for the District Heights Youth Service Bureau, Manager of middle and high school health centers, and Assistant Director for a foster care agency. 

Barber is a licensed certified clinical social worker, with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington and a Bachelors in Psychology from  Ohio State University. 

“When you see Kiaisha at any one of the numerous events and activities sponsored by the City’s Department of Youth, Family and Senior Services, please help give her a warm welcome to the City!” said Somers.  

###

About the City of College Park: Situated just minutes from the nation’s capital, the City of College Park is home to the University of Maryland, the world’s oldest continuously operating airport and a wide variety of shops, restaurants, attractions and recreational opportunities.  The City is comprised of over 32,000 residents that reside in diverse settings from historic neighborhoods to luxury student housing complexes.

News and media outlets are encouraged to contact Ryna Quinones (rquinones@collegeparkmd.gov; 240.487.3508)  regarding any inquiries or stories about the City of College Park.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

977D3A12-63F7-43A8-9BFF-88883ABF631E

MDOT SHA Activity Notice

Posted on: January 23, 2023
Balancing Act Video FY2024

Budget Feedback

Posted on: January 20, 2023
Public Safety

Monthly Public Safety Meeting

Posted on: January 9, 2023
Christmas tree collection notice

Holiday Recycling

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Winter Weather Alert-01

Winter Alert:

Posted on: December 14, 2022
Importance of Mental Health

Mental Health Reminders

Posted on: December 14, 2022
Meeting with Mayor Owens

Remembering Mayor Anna Owens

Posted on: December 14, 2022
Artboard 1

ARPA Mental Health Funds

Posted on: December 5, 2022
Pages from City of College Park Resident Guide - Fall 2022- FINAL_PRINT v3.pdf

Resident Guide Fall / Winter 2022

Posted on: November 1, 2022
Public Safety

Monthly Public Safety Community Meetings

Posted on: September 7, 2022
Curbside-Collection-Logo

Curbside Food Scrap Collection

Posted on: August 5, 2022
Redistricting-2022-Proposal-1-map

Redistricting 2022

Posted on: September 14, 2022
20220706_180154

Animal Fosters

Posted on: August 26, 2022
College Park 2022 Fourth of July Parade 038

Fourth of July Parade Winners

Posted on: August 9, 2022
Storm-Update-graphic

July 12 Storm Updates

Posted on: July 14, 2022
AdobeStock_218593195

New Resident Reporting System

Posted on: July 1, 2022
AdobeStock_164172332

Residential Parking Permits

Posted on: June 30, 2022
AdobeStock_242562483

Protecting Our Tree Canopy

Posted on: June 3, 2022
COVID at-Home test kits

FREE-AT-HOME COVID-19 TEST KITS

Posted on: February 3, 2022
ARPA Funding Awards

2021 ARPA Assistance Grants

Posted on: December 1, 2021
Celebrating-Womens-History-Month-graphic

Celebrating Women's History Month

Posted on: March 23, 2022
State of the City 2022

State of the City

Posted on: March 22, 2022
Bulk Trash Tonnage Reduction

Bulk Trash Tonnage Reduced!

Posted on: February 11, 2022
business-people-handshake-greeting-deal-work-web

PGCMA Job Opportunity

Posted on: January 28, 2022
PG-County-Tax-Facts-2022

Understanding Tax Assessments

Posted on: January 4, 2022
City Hall October 2021

New City Hall Opens December 6

Posted on: November 5, 2021
From Purple Line - Utility Relocation along Presidential Drive

Preliminary Sector Plan

Posted on: November 19, 2021
RESULTS Final of 110721 Election_Page_1

Final Election Results

Posted on: November 10, 2021