Board Members

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.

Board of Directors

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

Nick Crivella
Bagley & Rhody, P.C.

Three things you might not know about Nick:

  • Nick and his family host a golf tournament yearly 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​
Risk Strategies Company, 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 40 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 Weltcheck 
Weltcheck, Mallahan & Weltcheck
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 as 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 mom 
  • She grew up in Michigan
  • Becky 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 
  • He became a Casey Cares Board Member in 2019
  • He is from Baltimore, Maryland

 

 

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 
  • He 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
  • She 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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