Our Staff

Linda Lotz

Executive Director

Linda joined the staff in 2016 and became executive director in 2017. She enjoys the many facets of her role, especially working with volunteers, helping people and organizations connect and join in ACTC’s work, and advocating for the poor and homeless. Most of all, she loves to work with our neighbors in need, to see the relief and return to self that so often happens when essential needs are met. Linda brings a varied background to the job including technology, communications, quality improvement, legal, training, management, and organizational development. She has a B.A. from Hollins University and an M.A. in Publications Design and Writing from the University of Baltimore. She is a longtime member of Towson Presbyterian Church.

Julie Morris

Executive Assistant

Julie joined ACTC in July 2019. She assists the executive director with everything from running the center to writing procedures,  applying for grants, and creating online forms. As volunteer coordinator, she facilitates recruitment, training, and scheduling new volunteers primarily for ACTC’s off-site operations. Julie is a lifelong volunteer herself, serving families and children in urban ministry with Faith Christian Fellowship Church for 20 years and in the homeschooling community with the Crossroads Co-op in Timonium for 12 more. Along with her love and compassion for people, she brings decades of event planning, organization, collaborative networking, resource-sharing, and experience working in faith-based organizations to ACTC.

Leslie Strawhand

Leslie Strawhand

Administrative Assistant

Leslie, a longtime member of Towson Presbyterian Church, was an ACTC volunteer for several years before joining the staff. She focuses on tracking food, financial, and in-kind donations for reporting. She serves as liaison to the Maryland Food Bank, Shoprite, and other organizations that provide food, helping to ensure we maintain our supply. She also works with special groups such as the Boy Scouts and with our prison ministry. Leslie holds a B.A. in economics from Douglass College (Rutgers University). 

Tammy Gabel, ACTC Staff

Tammy Gabel

Center Operations Supervisor

Tammy joined the ACTC staff in 2022, first as a part-time assistant and then as the full-time supervisor of activities at the center building on West Pennsylvania Avenue. In this new role for ACTC, Tammy manages scheduling of volunteers, is on hand at the center each day to answer questions and provide support to those in need, and oversees our volunteers’ work to provide food our neighbors in need.