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Sally Wendler Bauer

Joined the Board in FY04.  Sally is currently the President of The Family Tree’s Board of Directors. Until 2009 Sally worked in sales at NBI, Sun Microsystems, Network Appliance, and several  industry start-ups. Her career spanned 30 years with a focus in the government sector both in DOD and civilian agencies in Washington, D.C., and program management with federal systems integrators in the surrounding area. Sally received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roanoke College. She is a member of the President’s Advisory board at Roanoke College. Sally is an advocate for building philanthropy throughout the community, including the MSPCA and St. John’s Church and as a member of the Advisory Board of the John’s Hopkins Hospital Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She lives in Glyndon.

Charlene Hayes – Joined the Board in FY10. Charlene is currently the Vice-President of The Family Tree’s Board of Directors. She is the owner and HR Consultant at CM Hayes, LLC.  Charlene recently retired as Vice President for Human Resources at the Johns Hopkins University.  In this position, she oversaw the development, implementation, and application of University-wide strategic planning, policies and programs related to attracting, retaining, developing, and engaging employees.  At Johns Hopkins, Charlene collaborated with other university leaders in providing strategic direction in the implementation of enterprise resource planning system; redesigned the central Human Resource structure and services with a focus on talent management and employee engagement in a service focused environment; and co-chaired the President’s Commission on Equity, Civility and Respect with the head of the Department of Medicine. Charlene has worked in various human resource capacities at North Carolina State University, Purdue University, and the University of California at San Diego. She has her B.A. Degree from Cornell University and JD from George Washington University.  Charlene and her husband, Floyd live in Baltimore County.

Tom Peltier – Joined the Board in FY14.  Chris is currently the Treasurer of The Family Tree’s Board of Directors.  He is a Principal in the Business department of the Baltimore office of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. and is the chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice group. Chris’s representation of companies includes public and private offering of securities, venture financing, mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies, securities law compliance, and general corporate counseling and representation.  He received his B.A. Degree from University of Virginia and his JD from the College of William and Mary School of Law.  Chris and his wife, Caroline, have two children and live in Greenspring Valley.  

Chris Johnson – Joined the Board in FY14.  Chris is currently the Treasurer of The Family Tree’s Board of Directors.  He is a Principal in the Business department of the Baltimore office of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. and is the chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice group. Chris’s representation of companies includes public and private offering of securities, venture financing, mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies, securities law compliance, and general corporate counseling and representation.  He received his B.A. Degree from University of Virginia and his JD from the College of William and Mary School of Law.  Chris and his wife, Caroline, have two children and live in Greenspring Valley.  

Jeanne R. AarsandJoined the Board in FY03. Jeanne is a Past Board President, Marketing Chairperson and Great Chef’s Dinner Co-Chair for The Family Tree. Prior to dedicating her time to philanthropy, Jeanne worked as an executive for specialty retailer Neiman Marcus for over twenty-five years. Throughout her career her area of specialty has been Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events. Jeanne currently is the President of the Board of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club in Owings Mills, Maryland. Born in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania, she moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland as a teenager. She graduated from Marymount University in 1989 but claims the Maryland Terps as her college team! Jeanne is a “Professional” tailgate coordinator for Ravens Games and never misses one. Enjoys traveling and spending time in homes in Del Ray Beach and Deep Creek Lake. She is inspired daily by her husband, Kurt Aarsand, by his generosity and kindness to all and his ability to Liv Mas. 

Stephanie Adler – Joined the Board in FY04.  Prior to moving from New York City to Baltimore in 1992, Stephanie Adler worked in the New York City Mayor’s Office under two administrations. She also worked on the City’s effort to host the 1992 Democratic National Convention, where she was Director of Special Events for the public/private partnership formed to organize both the logistics of the Convention as well as promote the cultural and business life of the City. Once in Baltimore, she worked for a while for the CEO at the Columbus Center doing a variety projects to help get the Science Center off the ground. Most of her volunteer efforts have been with the Women’s Network of the Enterprise Foundation in Baltimore. In addition to serving on the Network’s Steering Committee, she also chairs a committee focusing on the libraries in two elementary schools in Sandtown-Winchester. Stephanie and her husband, Bill, have three children including twins and live in Timonium.

Rick Barth – Joined the Board in FY20 after a dozen years on our Program and Research Committee. Rick has served as the Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland since 2016, returning to the faculty in 2020.  He received an AB from Brown and an MSW and PHD, from UC Berkeley. He has served as a chaired professor at Berkeley and UNC. Rick has authored or co-authored 10 books and more than 250 book chapters and articles about children’s services—especially related to evidence-based practices and children’s mental health and child welfare. He was the 1986 winner of the Frank Breul Prize from the University of Chicago; a Fulbright Scholar in 1990 and 2006; the 1998 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Research from the National Association of Social Workers; the 2005 winner of the Flynn Prize for Research; the 2007 winner of the Peter Forsythe Award for Child Welfare Leadership from the American Public Human Services Association; the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research; the 2012 “Friends of Children” Award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children; and the 2015 Doug Kirby Research Award from the Healthy Teen Network. He is the Past President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Rick and his wife, Nancy, live in Baltimore City.  He has been a foster parent and has adopted two, now adult, children. His granddaughter attends Mt Washington elementary school.

Douglas W. Brinkley – Joined the Board in FY02.  Doug is a Senior Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield. Prior to Cushman he was Vice President/Principal of Colliers Pinkard in Baltimore, Maryland. He has extensive experience in  project marketing, tenant representation and provides corporate services consulting to Tenants on a national basis. He has been responsible for the implementation and execution of project marketing efforts in the leasing of over 50 different office and flex buildings in suburban north and east Baltimore County marketplaces. Doug received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary. Professionally, he is affiliated with The Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS and the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS  (SIOR). Doug and his wife, Ellen, have two children and live in Ruxton.

Paul R. CooperJoined the Board in FY07.  Paul is a Vice-President of Alex Cooper Auctioneers, a family-owned business. He is a licensed Realtor and has a certified general license for real estate appraising. Paul is an expert in the field of real estate having participated in thousands of commercial, multi-family, industrial and residential auction sales throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. over the course of 40+ years. A major focus of his is expanding Alex Cooper’s fine arts auctions. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Paul and his wife, Barbara, have two children along with two  grandchildren and they live in Timonium.

Brad DownsJoined the Board in FY20.  Brad is Senior Vice-President of Marketing for the Baltimore Ravens, leading the team’s advertising, branding, game entertainment, fan development, promotions, and partnership activation efforts. Under his guidance, the team’s youth initiatives were revamped, led by the creation of RISE, a first-of-its-kind youth football platform to encourage participation in the sport and engage with youth through high school football players. In 2016, he was named one of Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honorees, and in 2017, he was inducted into the Sport Management Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Robert Morris University. Brad also serves on the board of the Ravens Foundation. Brad and his wife, Amy, have two sons and live in Sparks.

Peter FillatJoined the Board in FY03.

Kyle Gore – Joined the Board in FY16.  Kyle is a Managing Director and Principal at CGA Capital. In connection with his activities at CGA, Kyle served as Managing Director for RBS Greenwich Capital (a unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC), and as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Structured Finance for Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.  Kyle has completed over $22 billion of transactions since CGA’s founding and is a frequent speaker at commercial real estate industry events. He has served on the advisory boards for RealShare/Globe St, Media Conferences, Commercial Property News, and the Real Estate Finance Journal. Kyle was graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College. He all is a trustee for Roland Park Country School and The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. Kyle and his wife, Paula, have three daughters and live in Lutherville.

Thomas A. Hauser – Joined the Board in FY04.  Tom is a partner in the Business & Finance Department and Practice Group Co-Leader of the Real Estate Finance Group at Ballard Spahr, LLP. He began his career as an associate with the Baltimore firm in 1994 before he was made a partner in 1999. Previously, he was an associate from 1991-94 with Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, also in Baltimore. A member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, Tom is licensed to practice in both the State of Maryland and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and JD from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He has been a member of the Lawyers’ Campaign Against Hunger’s Executive Committee since 1998 and was a member of the Greater Baltimore Alliance’s Partner Development Committee in 2001. Tom and his wife, Lori, have two daughters and live in Baltimore City.

Sarah Kahl, Esq  – Joined the Board in FY16.  Sarah is a Partner in Venable LLP’s Tax and Wealth Planning Group. She focuses her practice on tax and estate planning for individuals and families. She also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries on the proper administration of a trust under Maryland law. With her CPA background, she reviews a client’s entire financial picture to tailor appropriate tax strategies to the client. Her practice includes advising clients on leaving a charitable legacy. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, and Franklin and Marshall College, magna cum laude. Sarah has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and she has received a Leading Women award from The Daily Record.  Sarah and her husband, Rusty, have one son and live in Towson.

Pat Kirk – Joined the Board in FY08.  Pat has been a member of The Family Tree Board for over 20 years  having previously served on the Board of The Child Abuse Prevention Center for over 10 years. She retired from Bell Atlantic in 1991. Pat is the Past Chair of the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. In addition, she served for over 15 years as a National Advisor to the Points of Light Foundation (NCWV) National Council on Workplace Volunteerism. Pat is a founding member of the Ulman Fund. She also serves as a long-standing member of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Advisory Council and is currently a Vice Chair of Camp Sunrise a summer camp for pediatric cancer patients being treated at Johns Hopkins. Pat’s husband Don Kirk an Honorary Board member and Lou Westermeyer are the volunteer caretakers of our Family Tree Home.

Ellen Macks – Joined the Board in FY08.  Ellen was Vice President of M. Ambush & Co. until 1990. She graduated from Connecticut College and received her Masters in Business Administration at Loyola College in Baltimore. Ellen devotes much of her philanthropic time with The Associated-Baltimore Jewish Federation where she has held several positions including Women’s Department Campaign Chair and Vice Chair of Central Planning and Allocations Identity and Affiliation Committee. She was awarded the Julius Rosenberg Memorial Award for campaign leadership in 1999. Additionally, Ellen serves on the Board of the Baltimore Museum of Art and Maryland Public Television and is a Commissioner on the Baltimore County Commission for Arts and Sciences. She founded Stars on Call, an early internet charitable foundation. Ellen and her husband, Larry, have three grown children and live in Naples, Florida.

Gary Marino – Joined the Board in FY11. Gary Marino is a Financial Advisor and Senior Managing Director with RBC Wealth Management in Baltimore. He was with the regional investment firm Ferris, Baker Watts from 1989 until the firm’s purchase by RBC Wealth management in 2007.  Born and raised in Baltimore, Gary is a graduate of Calvert Hall High School and Towson University. He has a long association with The Family Tree, having served on the board of its predecessor agency, the Child Abuse Prevention Center of Maryland.  He co-chaired the golf tournament for years and more recently co-chaired the Best of Baltimore Party for The Family Tree. Gary previously served on the Board of Trustees at the St. Paul’s School for Girls where he and his wife, Timmy Ruppersberger, chaired the Annual Fund for three consecutive years. Gary and Timmy have two grown children and reside in Baltimore County. They are now spending as much time as possible with their newly born grandson. 

Thomas P. McDonald – Joined the Board in FY93. Tom is a Partner/Managing Director, and Head of Business Development  Westwicke – an ICR COMPANY. He is responsible for marketing the firm’s capabilities to potential new clients as well as the institutional investment community. Prior to joining Westwicke, Tom worked on Wall Street in institutional sales for over 25+ years. Throughout his career Tom has worked for several top-tier firms including Alex, Brown, Deutsche Bank, CIBC World Markets and Oppenheimer & Co. He received a B.S. in Political Science from Towson University. Tom and his wife, Jamie, have three grown children and live in Baltimore City.

Hunter McIntyre – Joined the Board in FY19.  Hunter is Vice-President and General Counsel at  S.A.F.E Management. In that role, Hunter oversees all legal aspects of S.A.F.E.’s seven business entities. Hunter is also intricately involved in S.A.F.E.’s compliance with its SAFETY Act Designation, S.A.F.E.’s Super Bowl Operation and other aspects of S.A.F.E.’s business planning and execution. Hunter received his bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University and his JD from the University of Baltimore. Hunter is the former President of The Family Tree’s Next Generation Network.  He formally served as a member of the ethics committee of Kennedy Krieger Institute (Hospital.)  Hunter and his wife, Emma, have two daughters and live in Greenspring Valley.

Michael Medinger – Joined the Board in FY20.  Mike is a Senior Investment Strategist at Wells Fargo Private Bank for the Mid-Atlantic region. He focuses on constructing and managing customized investment portfolios for individuals, families, trusts, non-profit organizations, and foundations. He has served as part of the equity research team covering the consumer staples sector.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mike worked at Bank of America for 10 years as a Portfolio Manager in Baltimore, Maryland. Mike serves on the board of Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and CFA Society of Baltimore (CFASB). He and his wife, Susan, have two children and live in Reisterstown.

John Meyerhoff, M.D. – Founding President, Joined the Board in FY82.  John is the Founding President of The Family Tree and has served on the Board of The Family Tree and its predecessor agency for over 35 years. Dr. Meyerhoff recently retired as Chief of Rheumatology and the Clinical Scholar in Rheumatology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He had been on the Medical Staff since 1981. He served on the full-time faculty at Sinai for over 32 years and was on the full-time faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for 5 years. He also was on the part-time faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for 30 years. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Meyerhoff authored numerous peer reviewed articles, a dozen book chapters and served in leadership positions in the teaching programs at Sinai Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. John is on the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Museum of Art and on the Advisory Board of Open Society Baltimore. John and his wife, Lenel, are looking forward to the opportunity to spend more time with their adult children and their grandchildren. They live in Baltimore City.

Andrew Michael – Joined the Board in FY15.  Andrew is an Administrative Vice President and Group Manager at M&T Bank in the Greater Baltimore Middle Market Group. He is responsible for leading a team of relationship managers who oversee the lending and depository relationships for various Middle Market, Healthcare, and Not-For-Profit organizations in the Greater Baltimore area. Prior to joining M&T, he was a Senior Systems Engineer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and worked on a wide variety of projects for the U.S. Navy, the MD State Highway Administration, and Customs and Border Protection. Andrew holds an M.B.A from Duke University along with a M.S. is Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Physics from Clemson University. He serves on the boards of the Family Tree, Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, and the Business Network for Offshore Wind.  Andrew and his wife live with their two sons in Monkton, MD. 

Sean Murphy – Joined the board in FY18.  Sean Murphy is one of the principal owners and Executive Vice President for T-Rex Solutions LLC,  a leader in the information technology sector providing cloud, cybersecurity, and data engineering and analytic solutions to the Federal Government.  Prior to joining T-Rex, Sean spent 27 years with Lockheed Martin as an executive developing and managing various large-scale and mission critical enterprise information management systems for the Department of Defense and various federal civilian agencies, including the Census Bureau, United Kingdom Office of National Statistics and Statistics Canada. Sean has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from James Madison University. Sean and his wife, Lisa, have three grown children and live in Crownsville.

Erik Nachbahr – Joined the Board in FY12.  Erik Nachbahr is President and Founder of Helion Technologies.  A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Erik has a unique combination of technical skill, cybersecurity knowledge and more than 2 decades of experience working exclusively with automobile and heavy truck dealers. Erik’s expertise has enabled him to build the nation’s largest dealer-focused managed IT services organization. Today, Erik’s company – Helion Technologies – supports more than 700 dealerships and the more than 30,000 individuals they employ.

Linda Robeson – Joined the Board in FY17.  Linda is semi-retired but works part-time for Credit Underwriting Risk Evaluation LLC.  She provides auditing services to community banks and federal credit unions.  Formerly,  Linda served as  a Senior Vice President in Commercial Banking for BB&T. She started her career in International Operations for J. P. Morgan Chase Bank (formerly Chemical Bank) in the financial district of New York City. In 1987, she entered the Credit Training Program at M&T Bank (formerly First National Bank of Maryland).  After the program, Linda was placed as a commercial lender in Montgomery County. In 1995, she joined a former client, Compression Telecommunications Corporation in Germantown, MD, to be their Director of Finance and Administration. After the Company was purchased, it was a natural transition into the Company’s CPA firm, Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, PC in Gaithersburg, MD where she held the position as Controller for the accounting firm. Linda reentered the banking industry in 1999 to join Sandy Spring Bank as Vice President in commercial lending.  She received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and an MBA in Finance from Pace University. Linda also volunteers at the Maryland Therapeutic Riding Center, the Citizens Review Board for Children and Maryland State Council on Child Abuse & Neglect. Linda and her husband, Dave, have three children and live in Severna Park. 

Scott Robinson –  Joined the Board in FY19. Scott is the Senior Director of Corporate Communication and Marketing at Visual Connections. Prior to joining Visual Connections, he served as the Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Under Armour, and has over 20 years’ experience in strategic consulting, communications management, and marketing roles.  Scott formerly worked at McCormick and Company where he oversaw several key communications initiatives including all internal corporate communications activities, national and local media outreach, promotion of the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts, and drafting executive communications. He also worked as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he implemented strategic communications and change management projects for U.S. Government agencies.  Scott earned his B.S. in Mass Communications from Towson State University, and his M.B.A. in Marketing IT and Management of Global IT from the Kogod School of Business, American University.  Scott and his wife, Toni, have one son and live in Ellicott City.

Charles Roebuck – Joined the Board in FY05.  Charles Roebuck is the President of H.G. Roebuck & Son, Baltimore Maryland – a printing business that has been in operation for over 100 years. He received his BS from Duke University and MBA from The Loyola College Sellinger School of Business Executive Program. He currently serves on the Partnership Board of the William S. Baer School, is Treasurer and member of the Vestry of Sherwood Episcopal Church, a past President and current member of the Exchange Club of Baltimore and Board member of Servants with a Heart Food Mission.  Charles is also active in fundraising for both Duke University and Gilman School. He and his wife, Lee, have two children and live in Lutherville.

Ann Rosenberg Joined the Board in FY13.  Ann holds an M.B.A. Degree from The University of Chicago and a B.S. degree from The University of Nebraska. Formerly with Amoco Oil Company’s Crude Oil Supply Department in Planning and Economics, she moved to Baltimore County in 1993. Prior to working at Amoco, she served as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Ernst in Chicago. Ann is currently on the Board Emeriti of The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and continues to be involved with The American Heart Association’s community teaching kitchen called Simple Cooking with Heart. She is also involved in The Family Tree’s Marketing Committee and the Brent A. Rosenberg Lace Up to End Child Abuse 5K as well as Gilman’s Fund for teaching and Learning. Former Board commitments include American Heart Association Mid-Atlantic Region, Bryn Mawr School, and Plan Parenthood’s Endowment Committee. Ann and her husband, Frank, live in Lutherville and have a daughter Amanda in San Francisco. 

Steve Shaw – Joined the Board in FY14.  Steve runs his own Real Estate Company, Shaw Real Estate. Before starting his business, he co-managed all leasing efforts, tenant retention and new development activities in the Baltimore region for Merritt Properties, LLC where he worked for over 24 years. In addition, he initiated and co-managed the Northern Virginia region for Merritt. Steve is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and chaired the National Forum for Mixed Use Development. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware School of Business and has completed several Harvard Executive Education curriculums including their Advanced Management Development Program. Through those programs he has alumni status at The Harvard School of Design. Steve and his wife, Susan, have three children and live in Greenspring Valley.

Sarah Sheckells – Joined the board in FY19.  Currently, Sarah is the Senior Director of Human Resources for Alera Group, which is an independent, national insurance and financial services firm.  Previously, Sarah was an HR leadership consultant for Silberstein Insurance Group and was an Executive Director and Head of HR for Morgan Stanley’s Baltimore office. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Sarah was the Director of Human Resources at Campbell and Company in Baltimore, an investment management firm specializing in managed futures and cash equities strategies. Earlier in her career, she spent over 15 years at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., in a variety of human resources roles, including Compensation Analyst, Trainer, Recruiter, and Generalist. She received her B.A. in Communications from McDaniel College, and obtained her M.S. in Human Resources Management from Johns Hopkins University.  Sarah and her husband, Don, have three children and live in Monkton.

Betsy ShermanJoined the Board in FY93.   Betsy, along with her husband, George, have worked with non-profit organizations in Baltimore for more than 30 years. Her passion for child advocacy began early in her life and continues through her focus on educational opportunities for children and their families. Following graduation from Tufts University with a degree in early childhood education, she was fortunate to be the first Head Start teacher in Kentucky. Her early teaching experiences in rural Virginia drove her desire to help disadvantaged youth. The couple supports a range of local causes including Teach for America; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; the Center for Urban Families and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program. In 2018 they were honored as AFP 2018 Maryland Outstanding Philanthropists. Betsy and George have four grown sons and live in Baltimore City and Miami.

Lois M. Shofer, Ph.D. – Joined the board in FY05.  Lois is professor emerita from Community College of Baltimore County where she directed one of the largest volunteer programs for special needs children and their parents and founded two endowed scholarships for college students. An advocate for supporting women into leadership roles, Dr. Shofer help found Network 2000, now known as Executive Alliance.  Lois received her bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from University of Maryland, and C.A.S.E. from The Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of United Way of Central Maryland Women’s United forum. Girls Scouts of Central Maryland recognized her as a Distinguished Women, also one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women, and Who’s Who in Junior and Community Colleges. Lois endowed a scholarship for transfer students at her undergraduate college and established an annual award in honor of her father at NYU Law School. She maintains a US Coast Guard 100-ton license. Lois and her husband, Howard, reside in Anne Arundel County and have an adult son and daughter and four grandchildren. 

Josh Slater – Joined the Board in FY17.  Josh joined T. Rowe Price in 2000 as a Portfolio Manager in the Private Asset Management Group. He is a Vice President of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.  Josh has over two decades of investment management experience in both equity and fixed income investments and asset allocation. He has portfolio management responsibilities for various clients including high-net-worth individuals and families, trusts, endowments, foundations, and retirement plans. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for five years at U.S. Trust Company in New York in portfolio management and business development. Josh received a B.S. in Business from Skidmore College and a M.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University. Josh is on the Investment Committee for the Knott Foundation and on the Advisory Board for Sutton Scholars. Josh and his wife, Erika, have two sons, Sam and Charlie, and live in Baltimore County. 

Xandy Waesche – Joined the Board in FY08.  After serving on the Great Chefs’ Committee and Sports Ball Committees for numerous years Xandy joined TFT Board. She worked at McCormick and Company for several years in the Food Service Division. In 1989 Xandy left to raise her family and complete her Masters. She received a B.A. in Business Administration and an MBA in marketing both from Loyola College. As an active community volunteer, she was a member of the Loyola Mother’s Club until 2016, serving as President ’06-’07 and Alumni Parent Chair of Loyola Blakefield’s Ignite Capital Campaign from 2016-2020.  Xandy has also served on and chaired the Gilchrist Hospice Holly Ball(now Gilchrist Ball) committee since 2001, chaired the Odyssey School’s Tenth Anniversary Gala (2004),the Kennedy Krieger’s Festival of Trees, and the Union Memorial Hospital’s “Rites of Spring” Garden Show.  She is the past President of St. Paul’s School for Girls Alumnae Association, of the Good Shepherd School Parents’ Association and is current V.P. of the SSBA Neighborhood Association. Xandy and her husband, Roger, have four grown sons and live in Timonium, Bethany Beach and Naples.

Brian Weatherford – Joined the Board in FY18.  Brian Weatherford is the Vice President for Constellation’s Mid-Atlantic Region, responsible for the growth and development of commercial industrial customer base. Based out of Constellation’s Baltimore office, Brian focuses on leading his team to find innovative energy solutions that drive down overall energy costs by combining client’s power, natural gas, load response, solar power, renewable energy, and energy efficiency services into one comprehensive energy management system/strategy. Before that, Brian held positions in sales, training, operations, and sales management, as well as executive leadership positions with successful companies including First National Bank of Maryland, General Medical (Cardinal Health) Baxter International, Nortel Networks and Cordis Neurovascular, a Johnson & Johnson Company. He received a Bachelor of Science from University of Delaware. Brian and his wife, Finley, have two grown children and live in Baltimore County. 

Sarah Woods – Joined the Board in FY94. Sarah is the Founder & President of VenturePotential.  As a Senior executive marketing professional and nonprofit leader with financial acumen, she has over 25 years of industry experience in consumer products, cybersecurity, biotechnology, education, and healthcare. Her expertise has successfully grown Procter & Gamble Cosmetics, SMBs, emerging-growth ventures, startups, and non-profits. Sarah is valued as a trusted partner, insightful strategist, collaborative leader, team motivator, and spokesperson.  A continuous learner with an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and a BS in Honors Biochemistry and BA in Chemistry at North Carolina State University as a J.T. Caldwell Scholar.  Sarah volunteers with The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc as a Board member and Co-chair of the Strategic Partnership Committee; co-founded Essential Hugs, a grassroots nonprofit to support essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic; and is a Marketing Advisor to the Women in Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Community.  Sarah has two sons and lives in Ruxton.

Stefanie Woodhouse – Joined the board in FY16.  Stefanie is Senior Director of Corporate Branding & Communications for McCormick and Company responsible for managing McCormick’s Corporate Branding identity, Brand Positioning and pro-active media activities for the company worldwide. She joined McCormick in 2004 as an Associate Product Manager where she helped create marketing and brand presence for OLD BAY, Grill Mates and McCormick Recipe Mixes. She went on to become a Marketing Manager and oversee several brand portfolios and develop master brand positioning, as well as build relationships with key business customers like Costco and BJ’s Wholesale Club. Prior to her tenure at McCormick, Stefanie spent five years with the Bailey Brand Consulting. Here she provided marketing, advertising and PR expertise to key accounts such as Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Coca-Cola Company, and Lowe’s. She received a B.A. Degree in Marketing from Loyola College and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University.  Stefanie and her husband, Patrick, have one daughter and live in Baltimore County.

Elizabeth WursterJoined the Board in FY20.  Liz is an Executive Director and Banker with J.P. Morgan Private Bank, covering clients across the Mid-Atlantic region. As a trusted partner to the families she advises, Liz is focused on understanding her clients’ goals and delivering customized strategies across both side of the balance sheet to support them. Liz enjoys her relationships with leading founders and executives of government services, healthcare, and real estate companies, as well as financial sponsors.  Liz graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a B.A. in Business and English Literature and holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Liz sits on the Board and is Chair of the Investment Committee for The Children’s Inn at NIH. Married with two children, Liz and her family live in Chevy Chase, MD. 

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