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.

John C. Weiss III
John C. Weiss III


Anthony Ashton, JD ’97, MA

Ashton is Senior Associate General Counsel at the NAACP. He works to identify and develop litigation strategies to achieve desired outcomes with respect to civil rights issues in the areas of voting rights, educational opportunity, economic empowerment, criminal justice, and health equity ...

Pete Buzy

Buzy has served on the UMBF Board of Trustees since 2019.

Scott Canuel, CFP, CFA

Canuel is the managing director and market team lead for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, which focuses exclusively on serving high net worth customers with an array of banking and wealth management services. Canuel is a principal with RPB Properties, LLC, a family-owned real estate company founded ...

Mary Caskey, M.Econ.Sc.

Mary is director of relationship management for the direct and consultant relations channel, and a senior member of the institutional team. She leads the firm’s institutional relationship management team in the consultant and direct institutional channel, serving pension funds, endowments,...

Harold E. “Hal” Chappelear, LLD
Harold E. “Hal” Chappelear, LLD ’98 (Honoris Causa)

Chappelear is the principal of InternaSource, LLC, a private consulting practice engaged in developing human capital, the accumulated knowledge and skills that make an institutional workforce productive. He is also a board member for Gregory Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,...

Charles C. Chen, D.D.S.

Chen graduated from the University of Maryland receiving a B.S. degree and a D.D.S. degree. At the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland, he participated in the Accelerated Professional Training (Honors) Program to obtain his dental degree....

Steve Dubin, JD

Dubin has a long history as a leader in business innovation and development in the biotech and health and wellness industries. He is currently a principal in SDA Ventures LLC, a Maryland-based firm focused on assisting emerging growth and middle market companies, primarily in the health and ...

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Mareco Edwards, JD

Edwards has served on the UMBF Board of Trustees since 2020

Tisha Edwards, MSW, JD,
Tisha S. Edwards, MSW ’00, JD ’01

Tisha Edwards, MSW, JD, serves as the Secretary of Appointments and a trusted advisor to Maryland Governor Wes Moore. Secretary Edwards was the principal architect behind the appointment of Governor Moore’s historically diverse Cabinet....

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Jennifer Estabrook, JD, MBA

Estabrook has served on the UMBF Board of Trustees since 2018.

Barry L. Garber, MBA

For 32 years, Barry has provided advisory services to a wide range of clients, including institutions and high-net-worth individuals. He combines his years of experience with the vast resources of Alex. Brown - Raymond James, to deliver customized strategies that help meet clients’ ...

Brian J. Gibbons, JD ’87

Gibbons has served on the UMBF Board of Trustees since 2011, chairing the university advancement committee from 2019 to 2023. In 2017 he was named a co-chair of the Catalyst Campaign, which concluded in 2022.

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Emerson "Randy" Hall Jr., PhD

Hall has served on the UMBF Board of Trustees since 2018.

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Joseph R. Hardiman, LLB ’62

Hardiman is a private investor and director of several for-profit and nonprofit enterprises, including Brown Advisory Mutual Funds, Florida Coalition for Coastal Preservation, and the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound Center. He also has served on the boards of a number of public companies...

Alvin D. Katz, CPA

Katz is the co-founder and director of KatzAbosch, certified public accountants and consultants. He co-founded the firm in 1969 and has been instrumental in the firm’s success and growth to become one of the top 150 accounting firms in the United States. From 1989 to 2009 he served as president...

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Sam Lennon, Jr.

Lennon has served on the UMBF Board of Trustees since 2022.

Ray Lewis
Ray Lewis

Lewis was born in Florida, in 1975. The oldest of five children, Lewis became a football star at Kathleen High School and was recruited to play at the University of Miami. In 1996, Lewis was a first-round pick of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. He led the team to a Super Bowl victory in 2000 and was ...

Samantha Mellerson

Mellerson is an executive director with the W. Haywood Burns Institute, which has a shared leadership structure with three EDs. As such, her work involves strategic planning, organizational development, financial oversite, project development and managing relationships with community leaders ...

Michael E. Muldowney, JD

Muldowney is an executive vice president at CBRE, Inc., which he joined in April 1996. His team at CBRE specializes in multifamily investment property sales, focused on sales in the Mid-Atlantic US. Since joining the CBRE Multifamily Investment Properties Team, he has participated in the process...

Damien Keith Myers, M.D., M.P.H.

Myers is the co-founder and chief executive and medical officer of MedReimagined, helping communities create pipelines of the homegrown aspiring medical professionals they need most—so that every community trusts their health providers and believes they can lead the world in health outcomes...

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Nikos Pavlidis

Pavlidis has served on the UMBF Board of Trustees since 2020.

Todd L. Parchman, MBA

Parchman is partner, co-founder, and investment banker for Parchman, Vaughan & Co., LLC, an investment banking firm in Baltimore. Before founding the company in 1996, he managed investment banking at Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc., and served on its Board of Directors...

Malinda Peeples, MS, RN, CDCES, FADCES

Peeples has served in a leadership capacity for over 16 years at WellDoc, a digital health company transforming the delivery of health care in the value-based world with the use of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared digital health solutions focused on chronic disease care. She recently...

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Maurice N. Reid, MD

Reid, the first and only physician in the history of his family, was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating high school, he attended Howard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Chemistry...

Nneka Rimmer, JD, MBA

Rimmer has served on the UMBF Board of Trustees since 2018.

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Frederick G. Smith, DDS ’78

Smith is the director of Sinclair Ventures. Previously, he served as the vice president of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., since 1990 and its director since 1986. Before joining Sinclair in 1990, Smith was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in a professional corporation where he was the sole ...

Richard L. Taylor, MD
Richard L. Taylor, MD ’75, FAAN

Taylor is a neurologist and, prior to his retirement from active medical practice, was the founder and medical director of Taylor Medical Group, a medical specialty practice dedicated to providing the highest-quality neurological care to people in Central Maryland. Founded in 1976, it was known ...

Mei Xu

Xu is an Asian American entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience in the consumer product and wellness industries. Passionate about innovation and infusing a founder’s spirit into conglomerates, universities, and hospitals, Xu is a sought-after speaker, corporate board member, and ...

Jordan I. Bailowitz, JD

Bailowitz has served as the legal counsel for the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation (UMBF), Inc. on a pro bono basis since its inception.

Trustees Emeriti

Edward J. Brody (deceased)

Charles W. Cole Jr.

Marco A. Chacón, PhD

James A. Earl, PhD

Morton P. Fisher Jr., Esq.

Carolyn B. Frenkil

Richard J. Himelfarb

Wallace J. Hoff

Kempton M. Ingersol

Kyle P. Legg

Thomas P. O’Neill

Hon. Janet S. Owens

Theo C. Rodgers, MBA

Alan J. Silverstone

C. William Struever

William T. Wood, Esq.

Ex-Officio Members

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

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

Greg Bowden
Senior Vice President, UMBF

Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA
Executive Vice President

Pam Heckler
Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer, UMBF

Sheri Myers
Assistant Treasurer, UMBF


Pam Heckler

Kate Ostrowski