Maryland Regional Executive Director
Ojeda Hall has over 15 years of experience as a community organizer in the civic sector, including three and a half years traveling to 18 U.S. cities organizing teachers to ensure all children can attain an excellent education. Prior to joining One Love, Ms. Hall was the Senior Director of Collective Action for Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) where she was involved with educational equity issues, including socio-emotional learning, whole child education, parent engagement, school-to-prison pipeline, school funding formulas, school facilities and culturally responsive teaching.
Ms. Hall has trained as a citizens’ power organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the country’s oldest and largest national organizing network, for 11 years. She was Lead Organizer for IAF organizations in Baltimore, East New York, Brooklyn and Queens where she helped organize the Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School in 2008 in Jamaica, Queens. Prior to her work organizing communities, she climbed the corporate ladder in investment banking both in New York and London, was a government appointee as Executive Director of the Office of Family and Community engagement for the New York City Department of Education and served as Development Director for a non-profit organization in Brooklyn.
In August of 2009, she was featured in The New York Times
“One in 8 Million” edition. She has served on numerous boards for credit unions, charter school and after-school programs. She also served as Youth Pastor at the Bethany Baptist Church of Jamaica, Queens, where she led the effort to re-organize the youth ministry and grow it from 15 to 45 regular participants.
Ms. Hall holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Harvard College and a Master of Divinity Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, New Jersey. She studied Afro American Studies with Dr. Julian Bond, and focused on race, class and gender studies throughout her educational life.
She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Brooklyn Friends School. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is an Associate Minister at New Psalmist Baptist Church leading the Social Action Leadership Team.