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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.

Linda Allan '70, M.S. '78

Technology Consultant
Naples, Fla.

Robert M. Bell

Retired Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Baltimore, Md.

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 and 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.


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.

Gail L. Gamble, M.D.'69

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

Myra Holsinger '70

Retired, Operations Manager, World Bank
Washington, D.C.


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.


Cynthia Newby '67

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


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.

Marlene Grossnickle Young ’76, P’09, H’14

President and Trustee of Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., Vice President of Great Southern Enterprises, Inc.
Frederick, Md.

Trustees Emeriti

M. Richard Adams
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
Margery Lesser Elfin, Ph.D.
Barbara F. Flythe
Claire Fulenwider '64, Ph.D.
J. Brian Gaeng
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

George E. Lewis Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D., Col.
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
J. Ray Ramsburg III '83, P'14
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: