Board Members

Board of Directors

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

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 

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
  • Jonathan 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

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

Barry Herman
Womble Bond and Dickinson LLP

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

Gil Kuta​
Aegis Capital Corporation

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

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

Mark Norris
Vallit Advisors 

Three things you might not know about Mark: 

  • Mark is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) by the American Society of Appraisers
  • His alma mater is the University of Baltimore
  • He has over 42 years of accounting and business operations experience and has been providing business valuation consulting services for 28 years

Craig and Lee Ann Reich​
Real Estate Developer

Three things you might not know about Craig and Lee Ann:

  • Craig is an avid golfer, pickleball player and a diehard Orioles and Ravens fan
  • The couple have two french bulldogs, Gus and Moet (yes, she's named after the champagne!)
  • Craig and Lee Ann have two children - Brock and Paige

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.

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

Bob Weltchek 
Weltchek, Mallahan & Weltchek
President of the Board

Three things you might not know about Bob:

  • He earned his B.A. at Rutgers College 
  • He attended University of Maryland School of Law 
  • Bob 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 
  • Steve is the president of Triangle Sign & Service, a family business which was founded in 1931, which 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

Julia Arfaa
ARFAA Law Group

Three things you might not know about Julia: 

  • Julia enjoys deep sea fishing, traveling, and spending time on the beach in Dewey Beach
  • She has a twelve-year-old yellow lab, Charlie
  • Julia has two children, Eva and Jack

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

Paul and Dori Capodanno
The Capitol Wealth Management Group

Three things you might not know about Paul & Dori:

  • Paul and Dori met at Umass Amherst in 1993
  • Paul is a partner at Capitol Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley in D.C. Their practice is ranked in the national top 20 on both Forbes and Barron's Top Private Wealth Management Teams list
  • They spend most of their free time following their three boys exploits on the soccer fields

Haleigh Forbes
American Public Education, Inc.

Three things you might not know about Haleigh: 

  • Haleigh and her husband backpacked through Patagonia on our honeymoon! She loves to travel alone, as a couple and as a family.
  • She loves to host dinner parties and cook a full menu, always trying something different.
  • She loves horses, and growing up as an equestrian, she hopes to have a small farm one day.

 

 

    Renee Mutchnik
    Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

    Three things you might not know about Renee:

    • She graduated from the University of Maryland
    • Prior to her current position, Renee worked at the Baltimore Sun
    • Renee is the Director PR & Communications for Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

    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
    • He is a graduate of University of Baltimore 
    • Joe's wife and three sons are all active in the Legion family

    MaryAnn Hanson
    Feld Entertainment

    Three things you might not know about MaryAnn:

    • Interned at Days of Our Lives and appeared as an extra for 2 episodes -  (For any Days fans, this was in 1999 during the Hope/Princess Gina saga) 
    • Her hobbies include traveling around the globe (most recently Italy), going to the theatre, and reading
    • Lives in Parrish, FL with husband, Mark, and three fur babies – Emmie, Charlotte & Buddy (Also known as The Hanson Trio)

    Christopher Jones
    Cypress Wealth Management

    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

    Hailey and David "Butch" Kriger
    First National Insurance Agency

    Three things you might not know about Butch and Hailey:

    • He is a Pittsburgh, PA native 
    • The couple lives with their dog, Charlie in Baltimore, Maryland
    • Outside of work, Butch enjoys golfing and boating

    Abigail Kroll
    Constellation Energy

    Three things you might not know about Abby: 

    • Abby and her husband Adam met as freshman at the University of Maryland living in the same dorm where Adam’s parents met 30 years earlier.
    • Abby and Adam live in Columbia, MD with their two girls and rescue dog (a chihuahua/pug/basset hound mix)
    • She is an avid reader and is on track to read 90+ books this year.

     

    Ann Lehrmann
    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
    • Anne now lives in South Carolina

    Brian Matusz
    Former MLB Pitcher

    Three things you might not know about Brian: 

    • He has been part of the board since 2022
    • Brian attended the University of San Diego
    • He played with the Baltimore Orioles for 8 years

    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 passionate about children and families

    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

    Hugh Purvis 
    Foundation Risk Partners

    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

    Ben Salsbury 
    Salsbury Sullivan, LLC

    Three things you might not know about Ben:

    • In 2023, he was honored with the Star Award from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law for his service to the legal community
    • He embarked on his journey to start his own law firm the day after the birth of his second daughter
    • Ben is not only a talented attorney but also a creative spirit. He wrote and illustrated a children's book called "Herman and His Humble Shell," which revolves around the adventures of a hermit crab

     

     

    Lance Scott 
    Bay Harbor Wealth Management LLC

    Three things you might not know about Lance:

    • He graduated from the University of Vermont where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a minor in business administration
    • Lance founded Bay Harbor Wealth Management in 2011 at the age of 29
    • He was named to the InvestmentNews 2016 40 Under 40 list

    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 

    Lydia Lawless 
    Kramon & Graham, P.A. 

    Three things you might not know about Lydia:

    • Lydia was the youngest person and the first woman to be appointed to the role of Maryland Bar Counsel
    • She was recognized by the American Bar Association with the prestigious Rosner and Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award in 2017
    • Lydia has argued more than 35 cases before the Supreme Court of Maryland

    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
    First National 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

    Mark and Megan Viviano
    WJZ and Chesapeake Bay Magazine

    Three things you might not know about Mark and Megan:

    • Megan & Mark met through a mutual interest in distance running. They trained together, ran 5 marathons together (including one in Iceland) & in the process they fell in love & got married
    • They have two children: Michael & Christian
    • Meg rowed for the crew team at Washington College. Mark was born & raised in Missouri and Meg (a Maryland native) has taught Mark how to trap, steam & eat crabs

     

    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

     

    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"

    Jessica Long
    Honorary Board Member 

    Three things you might not know about Jessica: 

    • She has been a member of the board since 2018
    • Jessica is a Paralympic swimmer and competed at five Paralympic Games
    • She has won 16 gold medals

    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

     

     

     

     

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