Board of Trustees

Andrew Brooks

Chair of the Board
Retired – T. Rowe Price Associate

Andrew Brooks


Chair of the Board
Retired – T. Rowe Price Associate

Clinton R. Daly

Chairman Emeritus
Partner
Brown Advisory

Clinton R. Daly


Chairman Emeritus
Partner
Brown Advisory

James R. Garrett

Educational Consultant
Founding Board Member

James R. Garrett


Educational Consultant
Founding Board Member

Alfred R Berkeley

Chair
Princeton Capital Management, Inc.

Alfred R Berkeley


Chair
Princeton Capital Management, Inc.

Arthur C. George

Baltimore City Public School System

Arthur C. George


Baltimore City Public School System

James W. Smith

Subway Development
Baltimore & Philadelphia
Founding Board Member

James W. Smith


Subway Development
Baltimore & Philadelphia
Founding Board Member

John Avirett

Partner
Greenspring Associates

John Avirett


Partner
Greenspring Associates

David M. Citron, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
WMS Partners LLC

David M. Citron, CFA


Chief Investment Officer
WMS Partners LLC

Damion J. Cooper, Th.M.

Founder & Executive Director
Project Pneuma

Damion J. Cooper, Th.M.


Founder & Executive Director
Project Pneuma

Damion is a product of the Baltimore City Public School System. He is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. He continued his education at Coppin State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing. He has also attained a Master’s Degree in Theology from the United Baptist College and Seminary. Damion uses his startling life’s story of being shot an inch above the heart at point blank range by one of two gunmen to teach lessons of forgiveness, self-control, discipline and redemption via mentorship. While mentoring a young man in prison during his years in Seminary, he discovered that his mentee was the assailant who shot him years earlier. This inspired him to create Project Pneuma; a holistic program focused on forgiveness and curbing impulse actions in young African American males by teaching them yoga, mindfulness, breathing techniques and martial arts. Project Pneuma also partners with the Baltimore City Police Department so that the young men and new officers can build bonds of trust, respect and cultural competencies. Damion previously served as the Director of Neighborhood Relations for the City Council President. He was charged with building relationships and bridging the gap with City Government, Communities, Faith-Based Institutions, City Schools and Colleges, bringing forth new initiatives and potential legislation that would better the communities in Baltimore. Damion is a certified Gang Awareness and Intervention Trainer through the Department of Juvenile Justice and trains competitively with the Warlord’s Academy of Martial Arts. He is a 2014 BME Leadership Award Recipient, 2016 Maryland Out of School Time (MOST) Emerging Leader, 2016 Presidential Volunteer Service Recipient, 2017 Champion of Courage Recipient, 2017 Warnock Foundation Social Innovation Fellow and 2018 Kings Landing Women’s Association MLK Man of the Year. Damion also serves as a participant for a national Civil Rights Initiative with the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture; which is to promote future-oriented and evidence-based approaches to addressing inequalities that impact historically marginalized groups in urban and metropolitan areas. Damion and his children reside in Northwest Baltimore.
Mike Morrill

Chief Operating Officer & Director of Client Relations
D.F. Dent and Company, Inc.

Mike Morrill


Chief Operating Officer & Director of Client Relations
D.F. Dent and Company, Inc.

Marc G. Bunting

Founder and CFO
Alpine Bagels and Brews, Inc.

Marc G. Bunting


Founder and CFO
Alpine Bagels and Brews, Inc.

Fritz Schroeder

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Johns Hopkins

Fritz Schroeder


Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Johns Hopkins

Fritz Schroeder became Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations in October 2012 and has served Johns Hopkins for more than 23 years in a series of senior management roles. He provides leadership and oversight for all fundraising and alumni efforts of the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine and serves as the institution’s chief fundraising officer. He was responsible for planning and executing the recently concluded Rising to the Challenge campaign, which received more than $6 billion in commitments. Schroeder joined Johns Hopkins in 1996 as Director of Annual Giving and became Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations in 2000. During this time, he had responsibility for alumni outreach and for annual giving programs, serving as the Executive Director of the Alumni Association. In 2004, Schroeder became Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, with a promotion to Senior Associate Vice President in 2006. He shared responsibility with deans and directors for the university’s decentralized fundraising operations in the schools and other units; provided leadership for centralized development support offices; and took the lead on strategic planning, budget planning and oversight, trustee stewardship, prospect strategy development, and general organizational issues. Schroeder joined Johns Hopkins from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he had served since 1989 in a number of roles, including Director of Annual Giving from 1993 to 1996. He is a frequent speaker and conference leader, serves as a trustee of CASE, and is the author of the 2000 book Annual Giving: A Practical Approach as well as several other fundraising chapters. In addition, he is currently leading an effort to develop a more consistent advancement curriculum through the work of a task force established by CASE in the fall of 2017. Schroeder is a 1989 graduate of James Madison University. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994.
Richard W. Frisch

Chairman Emeritus|
Business Consultant
Founding Board Member

Richard W. Frisch


Chairman Emeritus|
Business Consultant
Founding Board Member

AJ Caputo

Senior Vice President
Balfour Beatty Investments

AJ Caputo


Senior Vice President
Balfour Beatty Investments

Jeff Joy

Volunteer

Jeff Joy


Volunteer

Brett Rogers

Head of Legal
Chief Compliance Officer
Brown Advisory

Brett Rogers


Head of Legal
Chief Compliance Officer
Brown Advisory

Nancy Whiteman-Greene

Chairman and Commercial Real Estate Lawyer
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Nancy Whiteman-Greene


Chairman and Commercial Real Estate Lawyer
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Nancy Greene is Chairman of Miles & Stockbridge leading the 240-lawyer firm and serving as the steward of its vision and core strategies. She also maintains her thriving real estate practice, focusing in the areas of acquisitions, development, leasing and lending. Nancy represents regional and national financial institutions, property owners and tenant, commercial developers and health care organizations, and brings to the table extensive experience in the negotiation of purchase agreements, joint development agreements, partnerships and limited liability company agreements as well as various types of loan documents. Her lending practice involves financings for real estate projects of various sizes and purposes, including sophisticated syndicated loans for numerous lending institutions. She has an extensive leasing practice and counsels clients on the full scope of retail, office and industrial leases and related matters. As both chairman and a working principal at the firm, Nancy frequently collaborated with other Miles & Stockbridge lawyers who have dep experience in complementary legal disciplines. She works tirelessly to bring together lawyers from diverse practices and backgrounds to develop the sort of deep understanding of our clients and their businesses that helps serve their broader needs more effectively and efficiently. Nany is active in numerous regional and national real estate industry and civic associations. She is the first woman to lead Miles & Stockbridge in its 86-year history.
Ganesha Martin

President
G.M.M. Consulting, LLC

Ganesha Martin


President
G.M.M. Consulting, LLC

E. Hervey Evans

President & CEO
Erazmus Inc.

E. Hervey Evans


President & CEO
Erazmus Inc.

Joseph R. Hardiman

Volunteer
Founding Board Member

Joseph R. Hardiman


Volunteer
Founding Board Member

Bonnie Caslow Allan

Volunteer

Bonnie Caslow Allan


Volunteer

Sita Culman

Volunteer
Trustee Emeritus
Founding Board Member

Sita Culman


Volunteer
Trustee Emeritus
Founding Board Member

Jacqueline M. Carrera

Volunteer
Trustee Emeritus

Jacqueline M. Carrera


Volunteer
Trustee Emeritus

Natalie Sherman

Head of Wealth Planning
&Wealth

Natalie Sherman


Head of Wealth Planning
&Wealth

Christopher Duncan

Sr. Manager of Large Customer Services
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

Christopher Duncan


Sr. Manager of Large Customer Services
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

Christopher Rhodes

Co-founder
Resolve Growth Partners

Christopher Rhodes


Co-founder
Resolve Growth Partners

Johnnie Foreman

Director of Community, Inclusion, and Equity
Gilman School

Johnnie Foreman


Director of Community, Inclusion, and Equity
Gilman School

James Seba

Founder
Vicour Holdings

James Seba


Founder
Vicour Holdings

DC Advisory Board

Sarah Chen

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
The Billion Dollar Fund/Beyond the Billion

Sarah Chen


Co-Founder & Managing Partner
The Billion Dollar Fund/Beyond the Billion

Sarah is C0-Founder & Managing Partner of The Billion Dollar Fund/Beyond the Billion, a global consortium of over 90 venture capital funds that have now pledged to and are actively deploying beyond US$1Bn to be invested into women-founded companies. Today, she works with limited partner investors to diversify their portfolios through venture as a returns strategy.
Curtis Clemens

Assistant Professor in Physical Education and Recreation
Gallaudet University

Curtis Clemens


Assistant Professor in Physical Education and Recreation
Gallaudet University

While In college I took a class called Outdoor Pursuits. During that time, we learned how to go rock climbing. Thinking I would never get the chance to do this again I took full advantage of the course doing things I never thought I would ever be doing. Then someone told the greatest news ever. I could get paid offering the same opportunities to others. I was sold. Over the years I grew a passion helping all demographics grow mentally, emotionally, and physically through the catalyst of outdoor education. My passions of educating others grew and I developed my skills leading people outdoors, building, training, and facilitating people on high ropes courses. I have developed my training skills becoming a Wilderness First Aid trainer, Lifeguard trainer, LNT trainer, and evening and Canoe Instructor. Eventually I finished my PhD at Oklahoma State University with a Focus on Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation, Experiential Education, and Nature Based Tourism. Now I am an Assistant Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Lesson Planning, Instructional Design, Employee Training, Leadership, and Outdoor Recreation. Currently I am working at Gallaudet University (The only deaf university in the world). Again, I am blessed to give opportunities to people and help them grow.
Justin Ellis

Senior Managing Director of Finance
KIPP, DC

Justin Ellis


Senior Managing Director of Finance
KIPP, DC

Justin Ellis is currently the Senior Managing Director of Finance for KIPP DC, a charter management organization that operates a network of 18 high-performing, college-preparatory charter schools across 7 campuses which collectively educate approximately 6,900 students in grades PK3 through 12 in the District of Columbia. In this role he leads KIPP DC’s efforts and activities around budgeting, financial planning, debt management, financial analysis, and investments. Justin originally hails from New Hope, Pennsylvania and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Elon University. Justin began his career working in public accounting as an auditor for Cohn Reznick and then Deloitte, becoming a certified public accountant along the way. Justin moved away from auditing with a job as Director of Finance at political research firm Potomac Research Group. After three years there, he was able to combine his professional skill set with a personal interest in supporting students in the District of Columbia who have historically had limited access to quality educational options through KIPP DC, where he has been since 2015. When Justin is not 'crunching numbers' he enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, and planning life’s next adventure with his wife, Emily.
Jeff Franco

CEO
Camino Consulting Group

Jeff Franco


CEO
Camino Consulting Group

Jeffrey Franco currently serves as the founder and CEO of Camino Consulting Group which supports social enterprise in fundraising, strategic planning, board development and executive coaching. He is also an adjunct professor at American University on a course he designed and currently teaches on nonprofit management in the education sector. Jeffrey served as Interim Executive Director and Vice President of City Year Miami after serving over 10 years as Executive Director of City Year Washington, DC. City Year is an education-focused nonprofit organization that brings together a diverse group of 17–24-year-olds for a year of full-time service in the most underserved schools in the DC. Under Franco’s leadership, City Year Washington, DC tripled the size of its staff, tripled the number of schools served, and quadrupled the number of students served. Since his arrival at City Year, Franco more than tripled the organization's fundraising capacity from $2.3 million to $8.6 million. Jeffrey has nearly 25 years of experience with for profit and social enterprise. He served as the Director of Global Business Development and Project Manager at Voxiva, a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, Associate Director of Marketing and Sales at Corporate Executive Board, and a Consultant at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group. Outside of his professional work, Franco was named 2013 American University Kogod School of Business Alumni of the Year, is an alumnus of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program, and is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington. He graduated with a B.A. from Fairfield University, and has both a Masters in International Affairs and an M.B.A. from American University. Franco is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, enjoys traveling, has completed 5 marathons and an Ironman triathlon, walked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago in Spain in 2013 and completed the 150-mile Annapurna Circuit in Nepal in 2017.
Watani Hatcher

Assistant to the Director
DC Parks and Recreation

Watani Hatcher


Assistant to the Director
DC Parks and Recreation

Ms. Hatchers division is responsible for programming outdoor spaces by providing events and activities that support a community's vision. The main goal is to have residents enjoy the outdoors as they learn to live within a city filled with great outdoor amenities. She also supports the community through urban gardening initiatives and community-led projects. More importantly, providing access and knowledge to those that lack the resources. Ms. Hatcher hope to have productive relationships with communities as we broaden our scope of work for the years to come.
Patrick Kyhos, Esq.

Data Privacy AI, & Cybersecurity Attorney

Patrick Kyhos, Esq.


Data Privacy AI, & Cybersecurity Attorney

Krystle Merchant

Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships
Maret School

Krystle Merchant


Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships
Maret School

Krystle Merchant currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships at Maret School. She graduated from Duke University with a BA in History in 2008 and McGill University with an MA in Education and Society and Women’s and Gender Studies in 2015. In the dozen years that she has been teaching and working in schools, Krystle has been motivated by environments that value students’ identities, rather than seeing them as a barrier to their learning. She works to help students see themselves as people with agency to act on the world around them and a responsibility to be mindful of how their actions impact others. She is thankful for the women who, through their exemplary work and leadership, have helped her see the value of reciprocity and justice in working with young people.
Valentina Raman

Director of Service Learning & Social Entrepreneurship
St. Stephens & St. Agnes School

Valentina Raman


Director of Service Learning & Social Entrepreneurship
St. Stephens & St. Agnes School

Valentina Raman is an education entrepreneur who weaves learning communities that mobilize diverse education stakeholders towards a more equitable and thriving world. She has co-founded 2 global collaboratives, The Weaving Lab and YxY (Youth by Youth), whose combined 400+ members, spanning from middle school students to retired professionals across 6 continents, are actively working towards a more just and healthy planet through the transformation of learning and education systems. Locally in her home of Washington, D.C., Valentina serves on the board of EmpowerEd, a teacher-led movement to transform D.C. public education, and builds community engagement programming for academic institutions serving the DMV area, including St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School and the Washington-Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. Beyond education, Valentina is a singer who performs with her husband Jeremy Levine, jazz pianist and founder of We ArtPlay, and collaborates with artists across cultures, faiths, and disciplines through the Sanctuaries.
Larry Savoy

President
Arichbishop Carroll High School

Larry Savoy


President
Arichbishop Carroll High School

His life in education has come full circle for Larry Savoy Jr., who graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington in 1993, returned as an administrator and teacher there for 14 years from 1997-2011, and as of July 1, will return as Carroll’s new president. “Everybody’s ready to come back home,” he said in a May 24 interview. “…It’s emotional, walking through the hallways where I went to class” and over the years served in many roles, including as vice principal for student affairs, dean of students and activities director, a drama and public speaking instructor, director of the summer school program, interim admissions director and attendance officer. Archbishop Carroll’s new president added, “I’m excited about tomorrow, about what tomorrow will be, helping people understand Carroll pride is here to stay.” The school’s sports teams are nicknamed the Lions, and over the years to foster school spirit, students often decorate the fence surrounding the football field that borders North Capitol Street with the phrase “Carroll Pride,” to encourage pride in the Lions and in their school. Savoy hopes to continue to build that spirit among students, alumni, families and members of the community for the college preparatory, coeducational Catholic high school sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington, which offers the International Baccalaureate academic program for students. Savoy, a native of Washington, D.C., is now 43. He grew up Catholic in the Seat Pleasant area in suburban Maryland and attended the Church of the Incarnation in the nation’s capital, where he was mentored by Josephite Father Joe Del Vecchio, a longtime Washington-area parish priest who helped lead the archdiocese’s Office of Youth Ministry for many years. “He instilled in me the importance of faith and to be a social justice change agent, to be that voice for people who don’t have one. That’s something that will always stay with me,” Savoy said. With the priest’s encouragement, Savoy entered Archbishop Carroll High School as a freshman in 1989, when Carroll transitioned to a coeducational school, and his graduating class was the first to have boys and girls as classmates for all four years. “My experience was great. I absolutely loved it. To be in an environment that was faith-filled was extremely important to me and my family,” he said. He added that he appreciated Carroll’s “sense of family, the sense of a place you could be proud of. They say if you went to Carroll, you bleed green and gold,” the school’s colors. As a student at Carroll, Savoy played baseball and soccer, sang in the choir, and acted in the theater program, including in the school’s annual Christmas and spring shows. “Being able to get up on stage and express myself was fun,” he said. He also credited the school’s social justice teacher, Robert Hoderny, with instilling students with a lifelong commitment to serve others. Hoderny, who died in 1996, played a key role in organizing the school’s service program, where students volunteered in area soup kitchens and took part in Carroll’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, which continues as one of the largest student-led food collections in the country. Carroll students continue to learn about Catholic social justice teaching in Hoderny’s former classroom at the school, which is named in his honor. After graduating from Archbishop Carroll High School, Savoy earned a bachelor of arts in theater at Temple University in Philadelphia, with a concentration in education. At Temple, he acted in productions including Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth, and he also played baseball on the university’s team. Savoy said he was drawn to a career in education after working as a drama counselor in the summer of 1994 at St. Vincent’s Children’s Home in Philadelphia, a transitional home for foster kids. “I really felt this was what I needed to be doing, working with young people,” he said. He returned to Archbishop Carroll after graduating from Temple in 1997, first serving as an attendance officer, and then working in a variety of teaching and administrative roles, where he experienced many different aspects of the school’s operation, from teaching in the classroom to working on disciplinary matters to helping to direct its facility management efforts. Over the years, he also directed plays at the school and coached its baseball team, and from 2006-11, he was Carroll’s vice principal for student affairs. “I got to see and learn different positions in a place I was familiar,” he said. While working at Archbishop Carroll, Savoy earned a master’s degree in school administration from Trinity Washington University, where his wife, Dr. Taryn Savoy, also went through that program. She now serves as principal at Yorktown Elementary School in Bowie. The Savoys have three daughters and attend Ascension Parish in Bowie. Their oldest daughter, Bria Savoy, graduated from Archbishop Carroll in 2014 and graduated this year from Towson University with a psychology degree. Kyla Savoy, their middle daughter, will be following in her mother’s footsteps and attending Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg this fall. Their youngest daughter, Mikayla Savoy, will be a rising fourth grader at Yorktown Elementary School. From 2011-12, Larry Savoy served as principal at St. Michael the Archangel School in Silver Spring, which had to suspend operations at the end of that school year due to financial and enrollment challenges. Savoy said that experience was “very sad,” and he relied on “my faith that God had a plan for me ultimately.” He worked hard to place St. Michael’s students in nearby Catholic schools. The educator then began a six-year stint as principal at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park, where he has served until his appointment as Carroll’s new president. Cristo Rey, which opened in 2007, serves low-income families and offers a Corporate Work Study Program, where students gain experience working at businesses and institutions and help pay for their tuition costs. All of Cristo Rey’s graduates have been accepted into college, and most of them are part of the first generation of their families to attend higher education. Savoy said at Cristo Rey it has been inspiring for him “to see that those students are going to college and making a difference… Education is the ultimate change agent.” One of the things that Savoy said he has appreciated most about working in Catholic education is “having God at the center of everything I do,” and also being able to talk about God at school. “It changes the situation with parents, and it changes the situation with students,” he said. Over the years as a Catholic school teacher and administrator, he said he has learned “you can have a big impact on students,” helping them “value education and to know God is in control. We have to have that foundation.” Now as Carroll’s president, Savoy said, “My focus will be to continue to spread the good news about Archbishop Carroll. We’re putting young people into college and preparing productive citizens for this life” and, he added, ultimately guiding them on a path to heaven.  
Shoshanna Sumka

American University, Assistant Director, Global Learning & Leadership Center for Community Engagement and Services

Shoshanna Sumka


American University, Assistant Director, Global Learning & Leadership Center for Community Engagement and Services

Shoshanna Sumka joined the Center for Community Engagement and Service in the summer of 2005. As the Assistant Director for Global Learning and Leadership, her primary responsibility is overseeing the Alternative Break program and other international immersion programs. Shoshanna is from Silver Spring, MD and has lived overseas for fifteen years. As an international & experiential education professional, she has lived, traveled and/or worked in Kenya, Israel, Indonesia, Ecuador, Belize, Eastern Europe, Venezuela, Zambia, and India. She lived in Ecuador for five years where she was the director of the University of Idaho’s study abroad program and taught Service-Learning courses about indigenous groups in the Amazon rain forest, the Andes, and mangrove restoration in coastal regions She is a founding member of the Haiti Compact: Higher Ed with Haiti and has traveled several times to that country to engage with grassroots women's empowerment organizations.
Ellett Toomey

Head of Development
Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream

Ellett Toomey


Head of Development
Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream

Ellett Toomey joined the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream as the Director of Development, responsible for implementing a fundraising strategy to raise hundreds of millions of dollars over the next several years in support of the Center’s mission. She previously served as Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships at Fight for Children, a non-profit serving low-income student athletes in Washington, D.C. Ellett began her career at the American Enterprise Institute, where she managed a capital campaign to raise funds for AEI’s new headquarters. She holds her BA and Masters from the University of Virginia and her MBA from Georgetown University.