Min. Larinda Fields is the CEO and Co-Founder of It Takes A Village, Inc. She holds a MSW degree from Howard University and a BA degree in Health Science and Policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Presently, Larinda serves as an associate minister at Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church where she is also the director of the Children, Youth and Young Adult Ministry. For over 10 years, Larinda worked in the human services field as a Psychotherapist. She became displeased with the mental health field’s cookie-cutter approach to healing children so she set out to implement different approaches that will result in total healing of children and their families without committing them to mental health facilities or overly drugging them to change their behaviors. From this vision, It Takes A Village, Inc. was established. Larinda’s passion and dedication to helping children and families drives her to carry out her mission to make a positive difference in the lives of those that are trying to make positive changes for themselves.
Rev. Sean Fields is the EO and Co-Founder of It Takes A Village, Inc. He hold an AAS degree in Human Services from the Community College of Baltimore County, and is currently working on his BS in Psychology at Liberty University. He serves as an ordained minister and men's ministry leader at the Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church. Born and raised in Park Heights, Sean has experienced a lifetime of socially traumatic events that captivated and set him on a fast track for certain death or prison. After coming to the realization that he was wasting his life away, he embarked on reinventing himself in a more positive and productive way. Sean's great passion and concern for children grew out of his depressing work as a death investigator at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. This experience would later launch him into his early work with at-risk youth remanded to the Charles Hickey School for boys. Later he would serve on the Mayors school gang prevention team, Melvin ( Little Melvin) Williams "RESPECT" community action group, and the Maryland Military Child coalition. He also served for eight years, as director of the Men of Character, mentoring men and young boys. He formed The Y.U.N.G. Coalition (Youth United iN God). He also chaired the committee for faith based initiatives for youth in the Park Heights community. Sean often uses his life experiences as a testimony to help encourage anyone that he comes in contact with. He is truly dedicated to helping others become better people.
Committed to helping children discover that their dreams can become a reality!
Min. Barbara Duffie
Program Coordinator for It Takes A Village, Inc.
Youth STRIVE Scholarship program
It Takes A Village, Inc.
A Holistic Approach To Strengthening Children, Families & Communities