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The Honorable Brett R Wilson, Washington County Circuit Court


Dr. Jacob Ashby, Executive Director, USMH

Remaining Board of Advisors:

  • Mr. John Barr, President, Washington County Board of County Commissioners
  • Ms. Karen A Beck (Past Chair), VP Human Resources, Fiserv
  • Mr. Howard 'Blackie' Bowen, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Ewing Oil Company
  • Mr. Hugh Breslin, Member, USM Board of Regents
  • Mr. Greg Brown, President, Waynesboro Construction
  • Dr. Annesa Cheek, President, Frederick Community College
  • Sen. Paul Corderman, James Senate Office Building
  • Dr. Kevin Cuppett, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools
  • Mr. Robert 'BJ' Goetz, President and CEO, Middletown Valley Bank
  • Michelle Gordon, County Administrator, Washington County
  • Ms. Heather Guessford, President and CEO, United Way of Washington County
  • Del. Brooke Grossman, Member, Maryland House of Delegates District 2B
  • Mr. James Holzapfel, Managing Director, Holzapfel Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Dr. Maulik S. Joshi, President & CEO, Meritus Health
  • Mr. James F Kercheval (Past Chair), Executive Director, The Greater Hagerstown Committee
  • Dr. James S Klauber, President, Hagerstown Community College
  • Dr. Mitesh Kothari, Managing Partner, Capital Women's Care
  • Dr. Gaye McGovern (Past Chair), President, Gaye McGovern Insurance Agency
  • The Honorable Tekesha Martinez, Mayor, City of Hagerstown
  • Mr. Scott Nicewarner, Hagerstown City Administrator
  • Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk, President, Frostburg State University
  • Mr. Timothy Palkovitz (Past Chair), President, Hagerstown Paint & Glass
  • Mr. Peter E Perini, Sr. (Past Chair)
  • Mr. Jason Rappaport, President and CEO, Innovated Incorporated
  • Dr. Tara L Sargent, Executive Director, Leadership Washington County
  • Dr. David T Sovine, Superintendent, Washington County Public Schools
  • Dr. Alison Wrynn, Senior Vice Chancellor, University System of Maryland