The Black Faculty & Staff Association of Johns Hopkins University

The Black Faculty & Staff Association’s (BFSA) role is to help ensure the fair and equitable treatment of Blacks at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), and to be a critical resource for building and promoting inclusivity and justice at Johns Hopkins in pursuit of the University's objectives toward an equitable and whole community.  We continue to develop and cultivate working relationships with our senior administration and operating units here at Hopkins, and serve as a trusted resource for JHU faculty and staff by providing a forum for meaningful exchanges that identify and address issues of value to us and our community, in and around Johns Hopkins. We also partner with the community to conduct outreach activities and cultural events. We are dedicated to serving you and the community.

BFSA is an active organization with many exciting events planned for this year.  Please find time to join us.  You do not need to be a financially current member of the BFSA to participate in our activities or events, but you will find that there are benefits to becoming a financially current member.   Our membership coordinator is Stefanie Croslin; they can answer any membership question you may have.

Caucus meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. The Caucus Chairs are as follows:

Malaika Wanjihia  – Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

Joy Bolden – East Baltimore (Includes JHMI, Bloomberg, CCP, Jhpiego, and Bayview)

Jayda Pearson – Homewood (Includes Homewood, Eastern, Keswick, Mt. Washington, and Peabody)

Miller Simmons - Carey

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Featured Exhibit additions

Bartlett, Ethan

Student-Athlete Leader


Hildreth, James

Advocate for Diversity in the Laboratory


Laforest-Sharif, Regine

A Servant Leader


Smith, Lorraine

Advocate for Equity