Faith P. Leach
Faith P. Leach
Deputy Mayor of the Equity, Health and Human Services
Faith Leach was appointed by Mayor Brandon Scott to serve as the Deputy Mayor of Equity, Health and Human Services for the City of Baltimore where she provides strategic direction to a portfolio of agencies at the forefront of quality-of-life issues, including Recreation and Parks, Library Services, Homeless Services, immigrant affairs and the City’s COVID-19 public health response.
Prior to joining the Scott administration, Faith served as Chief of Staff at the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Foundation; a global leader dedicated to driving inclusive economic growth in communities worldwide. In her role, she oversaw the Foundation’s commitment to invest $2B over the next five years to strengthen workforce systems, revitalize neighborhoods, grow small businesses, and improve the financial health of vulnerable communities across the globe.
Faith has spent more than a decade working to address the key drivers of economic inequality that fuel the racial wealth divide. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase & Co., Faith served as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity under DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, standing up a first-of-its-kind government agency focused on revitalizing overlooked and underserved neighborhoods. As Chief of Staff, Faith provided strategic oversight and direction to a cluster of government agencies focused on workforce training and employment, small business growth and development and equitable, community-centered economic development. While in the DC Mayor’s office, Faith also led efforts to combat an uptick in community violence and developed a multi-agency approach to violence prevention.
She has held posts in local governments ranging from the Mecklenburg County’s Office of Management and Budget, the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the North Carolina General Assembly.
Determined to address inequality, Faith leverages her experience and personal passion to advocate for formerly incarcerated women and children with incarcerated parents. She serves on the Boards of the Meyer Foundation and Ladies of Hope Ministries. She is also a member of the United Justice Coalition and is an Ambassador with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2019, she was honored with a 40 for 40 award by the NC State Black Alumni Society.