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Program Committee

The Program Committee is elected by members of the active staff. General members serve a three-year term. Student members serve a one-year term.

The Program Committee oversees the curriculum development, staff training and program implementation.

2017-2018 Program Committee Members:

  • Emily Petersen, Chair
  • Jessica Qiu, Vice Chair
  • Michael Burgan
  • Diane D’Costa
  • Rick Mikulis
  • Devan Ogburn
  • Nick Schmitz, Student Member
  • Maura Wetzel, Student Member

Program Directors

Program Directors are typically senior staff members who have extensive experience with MLW programs. They are selected by the Program Committee. Each year, a Program Director builds on the successes of prior years and bring fresh and relevant ideas, styles, and curricular objectives to the program.

Programs are staffed at a 1:7 staff to delegate ratio. Programs have an independent evaluator to ensure program quality.

2017-2018 Program Directors:

  • ALS Director – Nia Calhoun
  • Bridge Director – Kori Jones
  • Journey Director – Emma Graybill
  • MSEL Director and Assistant Director – Sandra Goldstein and Tres McMichael
  • SHW Director and Assistant Director – Emily Petersen and Jessica Qiu
  • Outreach Director and Assistant Director – Alexya Brown and Nick Schmitz
  • Staff Training Coordinators – Diane D’Costa and Rick Mikulis
  • Staff Recruitment Coordinator – Ben Kilduff

If you are interested in becoming part of the MLW Staff, contact us.

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Board of Directors

Anita Durall Anderson

Eric D. Brotman, CFP ‘09
President & Managing Principal – Brotman Financial Group, Inc

Dr. Memo F. Diriker ’12
Director – BEACON – Salisbury University

Jeanne Forrester Singer, Esq. ’07
Attorney at Law – Law Offices of Jeanne F. Singer

Howard S. Freedlander ‘05

W. ‘Sandy’ McAllister, Jr. ‘94
Principal – McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker, LLC

William B. Grant ‘02

Renee M. Winsky ‘05
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Jean C. Accius Ph.D. ’14
Vice President, Public Policy Institute, AARP

Gloria Aparicio-Blackwell ’13
Director of Community Engagement, University of Maryland

Kenneth L. Brannan ’05
Owner, Saucy Salamander

Kimberly A. Clark ’09
Executive Vice President, Baltimore Development Corporation

Ranjit S. ‘Ron’ Dhindsa, Esq. ’04
Partner – Hollingsworth, LLP

Derryck Fletcher
Vice President, Youth Development, Y in Central Maryland
Maryland Leadership Workshops Representative

Jeannette R. Fitzwater ’09
CEO, JR Fitzwater & Associates

Wendell M. “Pete” France ’12
Principal – The France Group

Eric W. Franklin ’09
President – ERIMAX, Inc.

Bonnie Green ’07
Executive Director – The Patuxent Partnership

Ilaya Rome Hopkins ’12
Vice President, Public Affairs, Montogomery County Chamber of Commerce

Kim B. Leonard ’00
President & CEO -Aircon Engineering, Inc.

Sean M. Looney ‘96
Vice President – Government Affairs – Comcast
Maryland Leadership Workshops Representative

Valencia McClure ’15
Director of Communications and Corporate Relations, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

Jeanette G. Partlow, Esq. ’13
President, Maryland Chemical Company, Inc.

Pamela J. Ruff ’98
Executive Director, Maryland Economic Development Association

Susan C. Simmons ’06
Director, Parks and Recreation, Caroline County
Maryland Leadership Workshops Representative

Brian T. Spiering ’11

John M. Wasilisin ’05
President & Chief Operating Officer, Maryland Technology Development Corp.