Lynne Bowman, interim executive director of Equality Maryland, told the Blade today that she has left the state and is headed to Ohio for a previous commitment and is unsure when she will return.
She said she has not resigned her post, and that she is in “conversation with the board about what next month could look like.”
Her contract to lead the organization runs through August, reportedly at a fee of $7,000 per month. Today’s development suggests the organization doesn’t have the funds to pay her, though Bowman declined to say that directly.
She echoed Equality Maryland board chair Charles Butler, who just yesterday said the group is in a serious financial crisis.
“It’s a difficult situation,” Bowman said. “They need a fair amount of financial support to continue.” She estimated the group needs $22,000-25,000 by the end of June to continue operating.