Keron R. Sadler

Keron Sandler (MARFY's CEO)


Keron R. Sadler is the Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY) where she is responsible for developing the strategy, goals, and tactics for MARFY as the statewide voice for child welfare providers and the larger community of nonprofits that serve children and youth.

Before joining MARFY, Keron served as the inaugural CEO of the MD LGBT Chamber of Commerce where she executed sound business practices to level up the organization. For almost a decade, she was the National Health Manager and LGBTQ staff lead at the N.A.A.C.P. Headquarters, which is the oldest civil rights grassroots organization fighting for equality for all people.

A change agent across diverse national sectors, she has a proven track record of mobilizing communities around complex issues using innovative approaches. As a pioneer leader, she executes and sustains organizational strategies to attain optimal goals. Understanding the significant impact that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)can have based on systemic and institutional changes, she is a committed DEI Trainer facilitating challenges through education and awareness to influence behavioral change.

She serves in the United States Army Reserve as a 1st Lieutenant Chaplain and also has formal training as an MFT psychotherapist at Pfeiffer University. Keron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from American Baptist College, a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary, and a DEI certificate from Cornell University. Keron is the founder of KRS Ministries and a co-author of the Daily Dose of Direction Devotional for Women in Business. Additionally, Keron is an ordained Elder in the AMEZ church.