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Board of Trustees


Philip A. Berkheimer, Chair

Senior Vice President and Financial Adviser, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Frederick, Md.


Judith Messina '66, Vice Chair

New York, N.Y.


M. Richard Adams

Retired CEO, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
Frederick, Md.

Linda Allan '70, M.S. '78

Technology Consultant
Naples, Fla.

Philip W. Bowers '83

President, Fountain Rock Management Corp.
Frederick, Md.


Amy K. Chan, Esq.

Senior Counsel, Paragon Legal 
San Francisco, Ca.


James H. Clapp

Attorney, Shoemaker, Horman & Clapp, P.A.
Middletown, Md.


Janet H. Cotton '59

Vice President, The Maricopa Partnerships, LLP
Phoenix, Ariz.

Cheryl Brown Dreiling, '69, LHD'13

Retired Operations Manager, Hewlett-Packard
McLean, Va.


Margery Lesser Elfin, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Political Science, Hood College
Washington, D.C.


Joan Esselen Foot '69

Retired Development Specialist, St. Paul Foundation
Red Wing, Minn.

Mark E. Friis, M.A.'82

President and CEO, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Germantown, Md.


J. Brian Gaeng

President, BlueRidge Bank
Frederick, Md.

Gail L. Gamble, M.D.'69

Retired Clinical Program Chair, Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema Management, Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Ariz.


Robert G. Hooper

Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management
Frederick, Md.

Charles Hudson

Partner, SoftTech VC
Palo Alto, Calif.


Kevin C. Jackson

Business Banking Regional Manager, M&T Bank
Mount Airy, Md.


George E. Lewis Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D., Col.

Retired Research, Development, and Acquisition Consultant
Jefferson, Md.


Cynthia Newby '67

Founder and President, Chestnut Hill Enterprises, Inc.
Roxbury, Conn.


J. Ray Ramsburg III '83, P'14

Insurance Executive, BB&T Frederick Underwriters
Ijamsville, Md.


E. James Reinsch

Retired President, Bechtel Nuclear
Frederick, Md.


Martha Hearn Shimano '86

Vice President of Human Resources and Finance, Kozo Design, Inc. and Kozo Gear
Laguna Niguel, Calif.


Malinda B. Small '81

President, Saint Agnes Foundation
Pasadena, Md.


John H. Tisdale

Retired Frederick County Circuit Court Judge
Frederick, Md.


Samuel R. Wells III

Division Vice President-Construction, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company 
Towson, Md.


Susan L. Whaley '74

President and Owner, Mid-Atlantic Realty, Inc.
Gettysburg, Pa.


Neal Wilson

Chief Operating Officer, EJF Capital LLC
Potomac, Md.

Trustees Emeriti

Elaine Alexander '71
Linda J. Allan '70, M.S.'78
Carol L. Allen '59
Martha Shortiss Allen '59
Gayle Hamilton Blakeslee '59
Penelope Probert Boorman '55
G. Hunter Bowers Jr.
Nancy Tressel Brown '57
Martha E. Church, Ph.D., LL.D. '95
Cheryl Dreiling '69, H'13
Patricia W. Driscoll '55
Barbara F. Flythe
Claire Fulenwider '64, Ph.D.
Raymond V. Gilden, Ph.D.
Edward D. Del Giorno
Leonard P. Harris P'84
Grace Hechinger H'89
Charles W. Hoff III P'92
Edith Howard Hogan '59
Ruth Whitaker Holmes '55, Sc.D.'93
Nancy Rogers Huntsinger '59

Lois Vars Mason '51
A. Betsy McCain McAlpine '51
M. Jacqueline McCurdy '55
Christine L. McHenry '73
Charles A. Nicodemus L.H.D.'05
Janet Spaulding Nunn '61
Frances A. Delaplaine Randall '45, L.H.D.'06
Barbara Campbell Rickman '63, M.A.'75, P'02
Rosel Hoffberger Schewel '49
Alfred P. Shockley P'91
Dolores Snyder
William R. Snyder
Christine P. Tischer '65
Stephen C. Turner
John C. Warfield
Nora Truxal Wilson '53
Rebecca Hahn Windsor


For further information, contact the secretary to the board of trustees, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue Frederick, Maryland 21701 Phone: 301-696-3855 or email: