Betty L. Merrill

I serve as the Director of Operations & Product Development or Nanny Jack & Co, LLC. Over the course of my career, I've worn many hats: For almost 20 years, I was the President of Human Development Institute and Human Development Services, which provided employment training for disadvantaged populations. I was the pastor of Unity Church (Baltimore); owner of Elizabeth's Flowers; manager and staff trainer at Baltimore Gas & Electric Company; and the Special Assistant to the Superintendent of Baltimore City Public School; and was a teacher. 


I graduated from Western Senior High School, Baltimore, MD and I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Coppin State University (then known as Coppin State College) and a Master's degree in Curriculum Development from Loyola University Maryland (then known as Loyola College Maryland). I then did my post graduate studies at Temple University and University of Massachusetts.  

Veronica A. Carr

I am the Digital Media Strategist and Staff Writer for Nanny Jack & Co., LLC. In 2016, I graduated of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, the nation's first historically Black college, with a B.A. in Mass Communications.


During my time at Lincoln, I interned with Nanny Jack & Co. in spring 2015 under an NEH Global Heritage and Legacy grant. The following spring, I interned for the company again, under a Title III grant, known as "Treasure to Treasure: From Old West Baltimore to Lincoln University" and was a panelist that presented at the 2016 ASALH conference. 

I joined the company full time in August 2016. I am also the Producer and Editor of the Artifactual Journey podcast on Anchor, Google Play, and iTunes (

Peter C. Brooks

As the grandson of legendary entertainer Cab Calloway, I lecture and give presentations about his legacy for colleges and organizations alike. Armed with my Master of Fine Arts from New York University, and natural ability as a “raconteur” I serve as a creative director for Nanny Jack & company.  I have created outstanding digital content for the NAACP, AcademicIQ (an education services company) and the International #MoVE (Morals, Values, Education) project.  I create courses online and can be found on leading guided meditations and telling stories.    

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