Dayspring Programs Staff

Dayspring Programs Staff


Executive Director

Pamela Talabis, Ph.D.

As one of the founders of Dayspring, Pamela Talabis has served as the Executive Director since 1997. She has worked with homeless families in Baltimore since 1988 always with a focus on services for children and ensuring a safe, nurturing family. During her time as Executive Director, Dayspring has experienced growth and maintained quality services. 

Management Staff

Sharon Wasserman 
Finance Director

Sharon Wasserman is a Certified Public Accountant who began working as Finance Director for Dayspring Programs, Inc. in October, 2019. Ms. Wasserman has her master’s degree in business with a concentration in Health Care Administration. Ms. Wasserman’s key experience for over 20 years has been in health care finance, working for local hospitals and long-term care facilities.  She has been eager to lend her skills to the non-profit sector and is delighted to be working for Dayspring Programs, Inc.

Odette Belcher, M.A.
Head Start Director

Odette came to Dayspring in 1999 as a case manager for the housing program.  In 2000 she became Family Service Coordinator for our first Head Start classroom and was hired as Head Start Director in 2006. Odette is an experienced manager and possesses the qualities that have supported the growth of our Head Start program.

Rhonda Turner-Wilkes
Housing Program Director

Rhonda Turner-Wilkes has been with Dayspring since 2016.  Ms. Turner-Wilkes has over 20 years of experience working with children and their families in Baltimore City.  She has a Master’s Degree equivalent in Special Education.  Her experience and education provide the skills and the expertise to ensure quality leadership of the Dayspring housing team.

Autumn Fenner 
Executive Assistant

Autumn Fenner is an office administrator with over twenty years of experience.  Ms. Fenner has a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in accounting.  She has had key roles in project management, finance, staff and client training and website management throughout her career.  Ms. Fenner has been with Dayspring Programs, Inc. since 2018 and has lent her experience to enhancing office processes.

Cheryl Ferger 
Human Resources Director

Cheryl Ferger came to Dayspring in 2005 as Housing Administrative Aide.  Her experience and training with the administrative team and human resources through the years led her to her current position as Human Resources Director.