Meet Our
Executive Team

We believe in the preservation of self and the community. We have an “it takes a village” philosophy and AWL is that village.

Preservation of self

We put our oxygen masks first – committing to self-care, growth and personal and professional development allows us to be present and in top form to provide premier care to our clients

Premier in care

We provide the highest level of comprehensive culturally competent care


We are proud of our progress with clients – both personally and professionally, weaving their stories and results into everything we do.


Floyd Taliaferro, IV, President and CEO has implemented the standard of an innovative treatment philosophy of engaging each client and his/her family in their natural environment; thereby maximizing the utilization of mental health interventions and prevention placement disruption. His mission for the last ten years has been to inspire hope, improve lives and strengthen our community by providing healthcare solutions for Baltimore’s citizens and families by delivering a balance of quality care and freedom of choice.

Floyd E. Taliaferro IV

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Pendleton is a qualified behavioral health professional and maintains her credentials as a Child and Family Resiliency Practitioner (CFRP) from the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and Foundation. With almost twenty years’ experience in the behavioral health field – fourteen as an AWL veteran – she remains passionate about serving others and bettering the lives of black and brown children in urban cities, also serving as a contributing board member for a youth organization focused on civil engagement and a non-profit which creates unique vocational training for youth.

Shaney Pendleton, CFRP

Chief Operating Officer

A graduate of Morgan State University’s Earl G. Graves School of Business, and certified Child and Family Resilience Practitioner, Michael Taliaferro has worked at AWL for over ten years serving in multiple roles - currently serving as the Interim CFO.

Mickael Taliaferro, CFRP

Chief Financial Officer

Upon completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees at Morgan State University I began my career in financial services at Toyota Financial Services. However, my passion for young adults propelled me to explore a career in higher education as I had the opportunity to serve as an Admissions Counselor at a Private Christian University in Arizona.

Leah Anthony

Chief of Staff

Shawntese Charles, LCSW-C, LICSW, started with AWL in 2017 as Clinical Manager and now serves as Agency Director. Through hard work, commitment and dedication to the agency’s mission, she was recognized for her efforts in 2019 with the All Walks of Life Premiere Award in 2019. Shawntese received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University in 2003 and her master’s degree in social work from Howard University in 2006.

Shawntese Charles ,LCSW-C, LICSW

Agency Director

Let’s Stay Connected!

We’re tackling a key issue facing our communities: lack of quality services for those in need, especially our youth Village-centered treatment – enlisting support system and community members to create a more effective kind of care. Follow our socials to stay up-to-date with AWL news.

AWL COVID-19 Update

AWL COVID-19 Update

AWL is committed to the health and safety of the individuals and families we serve, as well as our staff and our community. In response to the...

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All Walks of Life is a premier urban center for whole healthcare specializing in behavioral health. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, we provide the highest level of comprehensive care to those in need throughout Maryland's schools and communities.

Baltimore City (Main Office)

107 E. 25th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 558-0019

Washington, DC

220 I Street NE
Suite 250 
Washington, DC 20002

Letter from the Chief Executive Officer

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

I know that so many of us, including myself, have been in great agony over the past few months regarding the health and racial pandemics we’ve been experiencing. You may have seen the videos. You may have read the reports. Some of you may have expressed your thoughts where you could, while others are still processing.

These events invoke overwhelming feelings of sadness, anger, and anxiety. I want to be very clear that all of us here at All Walks of Life are very aware of how this may be affecting you, your loved ones, and the communities we support. I understand that this is a difficult time right now and I want you to know that I care about your physical and mental well-being.

That is why we’re here and why we do what we do. Let’s work together in strengthening our capacities to continue the fight. I am with you.

Floyd E. Taliaferro IV
Chief Executive Officer, All Walks of Life