Conference Speaker Biography
The Malone Family
Donnie and Fonda Malone live in Laurel, Maryland with their four children: daughters Lakeya, Temaka and Alivia, and son Donnie. Lakeya and Temaka are both active teenagers, involved in their schools and in numerous extracurricular activities. Between Donnie and Fonda's career responsibilities and Lakeya, Temaka, Alivia and Donnie's busy schedules, the Malones often struggle to find quality time together.
Mr. and Mrs. Malone both believe that their first priority, as parents, is to help their children make healthy decisions and learn the value of responsibility. The Malones recognize that they must remain focused and firmly committed to the essential responsibility of nurturing their relationship with their children.
Mrs. Malone is a teacher at Laurel Woods Elementary School in Howard County, Maryland. During her tenure as an educator, she has received praise and thanks from her students, parents, and co-workers for her enthusiasm in the classroom and her dedication to her students.
Mr. Malone is the executive director of the Druid Hill Family YMCA, located in a high poverty, high crime neighborhood in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. He has dedicated his career to carrying out the mission of the YMCA to build strong children, strong families, and strong communities.