Who We Are
Corey W. Pack
A former high school scholar athlete, Corey was a recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award from The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation in 1982. Upon graduation, he accepted a scholarship from the University of Delaware playing football for the legendary Coach Tubby Raymond. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Corey worked for the telecommunication giant MCI serving international small business accounts.
Wanting to get back into his field of study, Corey took a position with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in 1994 as a community supervision agent. He rose through the ranks to field supervisor managing several offices on Maryland’s eastern shore for over a decade. He as named Employee of the Year in 2013.
Corey ran for political office, in 2007 becoming the first African American to serve on the Talbot County Council. He is currently serving his fourth term as a council member.
Over the years Corey has served on many local and state boards and commissions. He was appointed to serve on the Maryland Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, and the Opioid Operations Command Center. Corey is the current chairperson of the Justice Reinvestment Act Local Government Commission. He has served as the Board President of Talbot Partnership and Neighborhood Service Center.
Corey is a Fellow of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance from the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) 2015, as well he is a recipient of the Master Certificate of Leadership from the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2020.
Corey has also received many awards and accommodations over the years. In 2010 the Talbot Partnership honored him for his Outstanding Civic Contributions, in 2012 the Talbot County Chapter of the NAACP awarded him the Frederick Douglass Humanitarian Medal, in 2016 he was honored by the Maryland Community Action Partnership with the Community Advocate Award. He is chairperson of the Dr. Martin Luther King Basketball Classic since 2006 and was awarded the Talbot County Outstanding Civic Contribution award in 2013 from the Talbot Partnership.
Corey has been the guest speaker for many organizations including the Department of Social Service’s Celebration for Fathers and Families in 2008 and 2009. He is the former facilitator for Dorchester County Healthy Families Program from 2004-2007. He has served as a volunteer with the Maryland Department of Corrections ministering to incarcerated men since 2004. Corey was the guest speaker for the Maryland National Guard Black History Month Program in 2019.
Corey retired from State service in 2019 and turned his sights on how to help men become more responsible and nurturing fathers. He accepted a facilitator’s position with the Talbot County Department of Social Service (DSS) heading their fatherhood classes.
The Responsible Fathers Initiative (RFI) operates two days a week in the Talbot County Detention with the Inside Out Dad class, and a class for mothers entitled Outstanding Dad for Moms. (*During the COVID19 shutdown in 2020 the Talbot County DSS Responsible Fathers classes was the only program of its kind in the State to run virtual classes non-stop.)
The Responsible Fathers Initiative is now contracted to facilitate classes with the Neighborhood Service Center in Easton and Delmarva Community Services Inc. in Dorchester County. The Responsible Fathers Initiative uses evidence-based curriculum developed and distributed by the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI). NFI has been in existence since 1994 and is a leader in the field of fatherhood training, programing, and curriculum development.
Corey is married, father of three children and has two wonderful grandchildren. He and Maria reside in Easton, Md.
Louis W. Dorsey, Jr.
Louis Dorsey, Jr. is a former owner and operator of a small tractor-trailer company. He was employed with Maryland Legal Aid as a Senior Paralegal (Human Rights Project) for 21 years. Louis specialized in advocating for low-income Marylanders by ensuring their human rights were not being violated. He also trained other paralegals and attorneys on including human rights arguments into their day-to-day case load. He retired from Maryland Legal Aid in 2019. Louis has an Associate Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies. He also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration Degree.
Currently, Louis is the co-Facilitator of the Responsible Fathers Initiative, providing young men the encouragement and inspiration they need to be more nurturing fathers and supportive husbands. He strongly believes that when fathers experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to apparently collapse and not be actively involved in their children’s lives. His positive attitude and passion for wanting to share his vast experiences as a committed husband and father provides him with the tireless energy to encourage men who have been through or currently going through a traumatic/stressful experience. He desire is to assist these men to have a healthy perception of themselves and strengthen their relationships with their children and family. He strongly believes that fathers who are committed and actively involved in the daily lives of their children greatly provides a holistic approach to reducing systemic poverty and crime.
Louis is married and has three sons. He is inspired daily by his wife and their sons. In his free time, he enjoys golfing with his family, solving crossword puzzles, watching westerns, baseball, and football games.