Leadership Team

The Blue Ribbon Project Leadership Team is a core group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time. Members of The Blue Ribbon Project's Leadership Team come from a variety of backgrounds and professionals who bring unique knowledge and skills to the table and work to support the mission of The Blue Ribbon Project. It is the Leadership Team that work to implement and operate each of the programs offered by The Blue Ribbon Project. 


  • Taylor Pyles

    Taylor Pyles

    Founder/Executive Director


    Taylor Pyles grew up in Anne Arundel County Maryland. As a child, Taylor’s mother fell victim to several mental health issues, leading to physical abuse within the home. In the early 1980’s, Taylor was removed from this abusive environment and entered the system under Department of Social ...

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  • Barb North

    Hi! I am a G-ma (Gee-ma aka grandma) recently retired from Lockheed Martin where we developed Air Traffic  Control software. I've been married for 41 years and we have been blessed with 3 children and 3 grands. In retirement, I have wanted to give back. I was excited about Backpacks of Love ...

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  • Paige Supko

    Paige Supko

    Paige serves as The Blue Ribbon Project's Director of Communications and Public Affairs. She has been active with The Blue Ribbon Project since 2015, when the "offices" were a tiny annex building with barely enough room for 3 or 4 people to work.  Paige has been an elementary school Music teacher ...

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  • Glen Camara

    My name is Glen Camara. The last 10 years I have been a Federal Police Officer in Washington,DC. Prior to that I was a Master Electrician for 12 years. I'm a Maryland native and presently live on Kent Island. I have a great wife named Beth and we've been married the last 2 years and together the ...

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  • Sharon Van Meter

    Sharon Van Meter

    Sharon joined The Blue Ribbon Project in 2017, and works primarily with the Backpacks of a Love. She was born in Washington, DC, and has lived in suburban Maryland her whole life. Sharon is a retired Federal employee who spent the majority of her career with the Environmental Protection Agency‘s ...

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  • Carly Donnelly

    Carly Donnelly


    Carly currently serves as the Leadership Team's co-chair, working on the behind the scenes adminstrative work to intermingle the members and their interests and bring new members into the Team. Carly works with children with autism as her profession but majored in Criminal Justice at the George ...

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