Board Members

Board of Directors

We are grateful to our volunteer board for providing leadership and support to our growing foundation.

Jonathan Chiodo
Firstrust Bank

Three things you might not know about Jonathan:

  • He holds an MBA from Loyola University and a BA in Finance and Economics from the University of Rochester
  • He played basketball in high school
  • He was born and raised in Erie, PA

Nick Crivella
Bagley & Rhody, P.C.

Three things you might not know about Nick:

  • Nick and his family host a yearly golf tournament for Casey Cares Foundation
  • Nick lives in Millersville with his wife and three children
  • He works in estate planning, business planning and succession, and general corporate law

 

Ellen DiMayo
Co-Chair of Rock ‘N’ Roll Bash Committee since 2002

Three things you might not know about Ellen:

  • Ellen is a huge fan of the band Night Ranger
  • She is an avid tennis player
  • She began the first ladies' tennis league in the Hereford Zone in 1991 and still chairs the organization to this day

 

Michael A. DiMayo​
Oxford Risk Management Group, Inc

Chairman of the Board

Three things you might not know about Mike:

  • Mike plays guitar in an AC/DC tribute band High Voltage
  • He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College
  • He is a big sports fan and family person

Kevin Ebert
Wilmington Trust/M&T Bank

Three things you might not know about Kevin:

  • Kevin holds an MBA from Loyola University Maryland and a Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Kevin loves to dance!
  • He lives in White Marsh, MD with his wife Beckie and two sons

 

Gil Kuta​
Capitol Securities Management, Inc.​
Rock ‘N’ Roll Bash Committee since 2006

Three things you might not know about Gil:

  • When not helping kids, you can find Gil crabbing in the Chesapeake, at a Ravens game, or at CamdenYards watching the Orioles play
  • Having been born and raised in Highland Town, Gil is a life-long Baltimorean whose accent regularly slips
  • For 25 years, Gil has been helping investors develop smart, conservative investment strategies

Steven Manekin 
Ellin and Tucker

Three things you might not know about Steven: 

  • Steven was born and raised in Baltimore and lives with his wife and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in Pikesville
  • He has been married to Susan Beth Manekin for 45 years and they have two sons

  • When he's not in the office, he loves shooting sporting clays

 

 

Robert Elgidely, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP

Three things you might not know about Robert:

  • He was named to the "Florida Super Lawyers" list for General Litigation (2018-2021)
  • For the past several years, Robert has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Pace Center for Girls (Broward) and has co-chaired its Believing in Girls Empowerment Luncheon.
  • Robert lives in Broward County Florida.

Mike McCabe​
American Breadcrumb Company​
Rock ‘N’ Roll Bash Committee since 2006

Three things you might not know about Mike:

  • Mike’s family holds a bowling fundraiser for Casey Cares every year in Pennsylvania
  • Mike lives in Downingtown, PA with his wife and two daughters
  • Although a PA resident, Mike is an avid Ravens fan and even has season tickets

Carlos Rodriguez 
Brown Advisory 

Three things you might not know about Carlos:

  • Carlos went to University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • He speaks fluent English and Spanish
  • He became a Casey Cares Board Member in 2019

Christopher Jones
Cypress Wealth

Three things you might not know about Christopher:

  • Chris graduated from R.H. Smith Business at University of Maryland in Finance
  • He and his family currently live in Howard County 
  • He loves golfing, skiing and biking

Paul Shifrin​
SC&H Group, LLC​
Treasurer of Financial Committee since 2003

Three things you might not know about Paul:

  • Paul lives in Baltimore County with his wife and two children
  • Paul is an avid golfer, reader, poker player and sports fan
  • He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with degrees in both accounting and finance.

 

Todd Travis​
National Foundation For Affordable Housing Solutions, Inc.

Co-Chair Gala Committee since 2015

Three things you might not know about Todd:

  • Todd lives in Howard County with his wife and children
  • When not cheering on the Ravens, Todd may be found on the golf course
  • Todd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and finance from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Maryland

 

Barry Herman
Womble Bond and Dickinson

Three things you might not know about Barry:

  • He graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S in Chemical Engineering.
  • Was named Best Lawyers’ Baltimore Litigation – Patent “Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 - 2019
  • He was Chair of the Board for Boys Hope Girls Hope Baltimore

Rick and Holly Kohr
Evergreen Advisors Capital, LLC

Three things you might not know about Rick and Holly:

  • Holly is a lifelong Maryland resident and a graduate of Towson University. Rick holds his MBA from the Sellinger School of Business with a concentration in Finance & Marketing and a BA in Accounting  
  • They enjoy traveling, tennis, golf, spending time with friends and weekends in Bethany Beach
  • Rick and Holly live in Howard County and have three grown children

Bob Weltchek 
Weltchek, Mallahan & Weltchek
President

Three things you might not know about Bob:

  • He earned his B.A. at Rutgers College 
  • He attended University of Maryland School of Law 
  • He has been recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the top personal injury lawyers in the country

 

 

 

 

Advisory Board

 

Steve Altshuler 
Triangle Sign & Service 

Three things you might not know about Steve:

  • He was raised in Catonsville but now makes his home in Western Howard County 
  • He is the president of Triangle Sign & Service, a family business which was founded in 1931. It has been a fixture in the Baltimore business community since 1997

  • Triangle Sign & Service serves many major national retail customers such as GAP, T-Mobile, Ann Taylor, Fossil and Sunglass Hut. It also maintains one of Baltimore's landmark signs, the Domino's Sugar sign downtown

David Beares​
39 Minute Workout & Wellness​
Advisory Board since 2014

Three things you might not know about David:

  • David is a licensed acupuncturist
  • He has hiked the Appalachian Trail and worked at a wilderness camp for incarcerated youth after college
  • David and his wife run a gym and wellness center in Ellicott City

 

Hugh Purvis 
First National Insurance Agency 

Three things you might not know about Hugh:

  • Hugh is a 1997 graduate of Calvert Hall and a 2001 graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

  • Hugh currently resides in Ruxton, Maryland with his wife, Christine, and their two children

  • When he is not working, he enjoys playing golf

 

Dan Cathell
Grant Point Group

Three things you might not know about Dan:

  • Dan lives in Annapolis with his wife, Kate, and their children 
  • Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and an MBA in finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park

  • Dan has been rescuing dogs for the past 15 years

 

Joe Gladden 
Sons of The American Legion Overlea- Perry Hall Squadron 130

Three things you might not know about Joe:

  • Joe is Commander of Sons of The American Legion Squadron 130
  • Joe is a graduate of University of Baltimore 
  • Joe's wife and three sons are all active in the Legion family

Niki Felton 
Live! Casino + Hotel 

Three things you might not know about Niki:

  • Niki lives in Anne Arundel County with her husband and their two children. She very active with her children’s school and PTA activities as well as their family church.
  • She also serves as a Team Mom/Asst. Manager to two Baltimore Celtics soccer teams with the Anne Arundel County Soccer Association
  • Niki is Vice President of Loyalty Marketing at Live! Casino + Hotel

Becky Halagarda
University of Maryland Children
s Hospital
Chair of Program Committee since 2012

Three things you might not know about Becky:

  • Becky is a mother 
  • She grew up in Michigan
  • She works with pediatric oncology and hematology patients and sees the impact of Casey Cares programs on a daily basis

 

Grayson Hanes
Homeside Financial Services

Three things you might not know about Grayson:

  • Grayson was born and raised in Herndon, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. suburbs
  • Grayson is an avid golfer and serves on the golf committee at Congressional Country Club
  • He lives with his wife, Dana, and they have three children 

 

 

 

Tim Swift​
Allegis Group​

Three things you might not know about Tim:

  • Tim graduated from Loyola University of Maryland with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Managment
  • He has been with Allegis and Aerotek since 2013
  • Tim likes helping children

Tasha Newsome
Shady Grove Fertility 

Three things you might not know about Tasha:

  • She loves the Baltimore Ravens
  • Tasha is an avid golfer and runner
  • Tasha is paasionate about children and families

Anne Lehremann
Cheer and Dance Extreme 

Three things you might not know about Anne:

  • She owns a cheer competition company
  • She runs Cheer for Charity every year which gives thousands of dollars every year to charities across the region
  • She now lives in South Carolina

Paul Nussbaum​
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Advisory Board since 2014

Three things you might not know about Paul:

  • Paul graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University and received his law degree from California Western School of Law
  • He has been recognized as the “Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Maryland” (Benchmark Litigation 2009) and as one of the leading bankruptcy attorneys in the Northeast U.S. (Legal 500, 2009)
  • Paul is a Howard County resident

Dr. Aziza Shad
Sinai Hospital

Ellen W.P. Wasserman Endowed Chair of the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital and the director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Three things you might not know about Aziza:

  • Aziza was involved with Casey Cares from its infancy when she was working at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • She earned her medical degree from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan followed by pediatric residency training in Pakistan, the United Kingdom, and at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Aziza is actively involved in the development of pediatric oncology programs in developing countries, particularly in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa 

David Shuster 
Kramon & Graham, P.A. 

Three things you might not know about David:

  • David is a lifelong ice hockey player, and remains active in area adult leagues and has coached his sons’ youth hockey teams
  • Along with several other colleagues at Kramon & Graham, he participates in the firm’s annual “Ride to the Tide,” a 125-mile bicycle ride from the firm’s Baltimore office to the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland.
  • David is recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America

 

John Sovero​
1st TEAM Staffing Services, Inc.​

Advisory Board since 2009

Three things you might not know about John:

  • John lives in Grasonville, Maryland with his wife Maggie and four children
  • John is an avid golfer and fisherman
  • John Sovero is the Vice President of a family-owned, Baltimore-based staffing business founded in 1982

 

Steve Widner
Howard Bank

Three things you might not know about Steve:

  • He graduated from Towson University 
  • Steve became a Casey Cares Board Member in 2019
  • He is from Baltimore, Maryland

 

David "Butch" Kriger
First National Insurance Agency

Three things you might not know about Butch:

  • He is a Pittsburgh, PA native 
  • Butch lives with his wife, Hailey and dog, Charlie in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Outside of work, he enjoys golfing and boating

 

 

Seth Gibson
Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

Three things you might not know about Seth:

  • Seth grew up in St. Mary’s county Maryland, and now lives in Prince George’s County Maryland with his girlfriend Amanda and his son Garrett
  • Seth is an avid reader, traveler, a Jeep enthusiast, and a Parrot Head (Jimmy Buffett fan)
  • Seth is the Director of Beverage for Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, and has had cocktails featured on ABC’s “Let’s Talk Live” and at the DC “Taste of the Nation”

 

 

Florida Advisory Board

 

Kristina and Jarrett Bostwick 
Spearhead LLC

Three things you might not know about Kristina and Jarrett:

  • They became Casey Cares Board Members in 2019 
  • In 2005, Jarrett was named by Worth Magazine as "One of the Top 100 Attorneys in the United States"
  • Kristina graduated from Washington State University 

 

Robert Dearstine 
S
eminole Casino Coconut Creek

Three things you might not know about Robert:

  • He graduated from Johnson and Wales University 
  • Robert became a Casey Cares Board Member in 2019
  • He is from the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area

Vanessa Fuchs
Florida State University 

Three things you might not know about Vanessa:

  • She was a student athlete at FSU
  • She became a Casey Cares Board Member in 2019
  • Vanessa was a 2018 NEXT UP honoree, presented by Adidas

 

 

Kevin Jennings
Jennings Engineering & Construction 

Three things you might not know about Kevin:

  • He graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 
  • He became a Casey Cares Board Member in 2019
  • He is from Miami, FL

 

 

 

    Honorary Board Members

     

    Matt Stover 
    Honorary Board Member 

    Three things you might not know about Matt: 

    • He's a two-time Super Bowl champion 
    • Matt spent most of his career with the Baltimore Ravens and was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor
    • He co-founded the Players Philanthropy Fund, a donor-advised fund to facilitate charitable giving for professional athletes

     

    Kyle Snyder
    Honorary Board Member 

    Three things you might not know about Kyle: 

    • Kyle's second best sport is Ping Pong (He is both the youngest Olympic gold medalist as well as the youngest World Champion in American wrestling history)
    • His favorite movie is Mully
    •  He left his senior year of high school to live at the Olympic Training Center

    Josh Kelly
    Honorary Board Member 

    Three things you might not know about Josh: 

    • Josh was born in Yokosuka, Japan
    • He served three tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq as an Army Ranger.
    •  He appeared in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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