Board of Trustees

The University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity established to receive, manage, and invest private gifts and/or property on behalf of and for the benefit of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB); facilitate fundraising programs; and engage in other activities to advance the educational, research, clinical and service missions of UMB. The Board of Trustees (Board) is comprised of influential and committed individuals who are dedicated to pursuing the mission of UMB. The continued success of UMB depends on the voluntary commitment of the elected Board who affirm the privilege to serve and the responsibility to lead. To enhance the momentum of the University, each member of the Board is expected to be a vigorous advocate and a proactive communicator of UMBF’s mission and to assist in philanthropy-related activities for UMB.

Board of Trustees

Harry C. Knipp, MD, FACR 
Chair

Ellen H. Yankellow, PharmD 
Vice Chair

John C. Weiss III
Secretary

Mouna Aissaoui, MBA

Anthony P. Ashton, Esq.

Pete Buzy

Scott Canuel, CFA, CFP

Marco A. Chacón, PhD

Harold E. Chappelear

Charles Chen, DDS

Charles W. Cole Jr.

Luke Cooper

Steve Dubin, JD

Tisha S. Edwards, MSW, JD

Jennifer O. Estabrook, JD, MBA

Patricia S. Florestano, PhD

Carolyn B. Frenkil

Barry L. Garber, MBA

Brian J. Gibbons, JD

Mary C. Gregory

Emerson “Randy” Hall Jr., PhD

Joseph R. Hardiman

Jeffrey Johnson

Alvin D. Katz,CPA

James A.C. Kennedy, MBA

Ray Lewis

Aris Melissaratos

Samantha Mellerson

Michael E. Muldowney

Damien Myers, MD

Bill Niland

Frank Palmer

Todd L. Parchman

Malinda Peeples

Edward L. Perl, MD, FAAP

Nneka Rimmer

Theo C. Rodgers, MBA

Alan J. Silverstone

Frederick G. Smith, DDS

Michael G. Stankus, CPA

C. William Struever

Richard L. Taylor, MD, FAAN

Mei Xu

Trustees Emeriti

Edward J. Brody

James A. Earl, PhD

Morton P. Fisher Jr., Esq.

Richard J. Himelfarb


Wallace J. Hoff

Kempton M. Ingersol

Kyle P. Legg


Thomas P. O’Neill

Hon. Janet S. Owens

William T. Wood, Esq.

Ex-Officio Members

Bruce E. Jarrell, MD
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA
Interim Provost
Executive Vice President
Dean of the Graduate School

James L. Hughes, MBA
Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise and Economic Development Officer

Interim Chief Philanthropy Officer
Interim President, UMB Foundation, Inc. 

Pam Heckler
Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer, UMBF

Legal Counsel

Jordan I. Bailowitz, Esq.
Partner, DLA Piper

Staff

Pam Heckler