The Board of Advisors is a formally constituted body established under the auspices of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Its principal responsibility is to represent broad community interests and to ensure that student, business, local and state government, and higher education needs are addressed in the development of the Universities at Shady Grove.  Within this framework the Board of Advisors provides:

  1. Advice and support to the Executive Director
  2. Guidance on strategic development and implementation that includes the following areas: program identification, advocacy, fund-raising, cooperation and partnership building, marketing and promotion, financial and facilities planning, and evaluation and assessment.

OFFICERS

Mike Knapp

The Honorable Michael Knapp, Chair
Co-Founder & CEO
Skillsmart

John Sackett

Mr. John Sackett, Vice-Chair
COO Adventist HealthCare
President, Shady Grove Medical Center

Steve Hull

Mr. Steve Hull, Vice-Chair
Editor-in-Chief & Publisher
Bethesda Magazine

MEMBERS

      Dan Abdun-Nabi

Mr. Daniel Abdun-Nabi
President & CEO
Emergent BioSolutions

Charles Barkley

The Honorable Charles Barkley
Delegate
Maryland General Assembly

Kevin Beverly

Mr. Kevin Beverly
President & CEO
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.

Joann Boughman

Dr. Joann Boughman, ex-officio
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs
University System of Maryland

Shirley

Ms. Shirley Brandman 
Education Advocate 

Jay

Mr. Jay Clarke
Senior VP, Supply Chain Operations
Total Wine & More

Belinda

Ms. Belinda Coleman
President
The Coleman Group, Inc.

Stew

Dr. Stewart Edelstein, ex-officio
Executive Director
Universities at Shady Grove

Ellen

Ms. Ellen Herbst

Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

University System of Maryland

Chuck

Mr. Charles Hess
Chairman
Cooper Building Services, LLC

PJ

The Honorable Patrick (“P.J.”) Hogan
Vice President
Cornerstone Government Affairs

Tami

Ms. Tami Howie

Chief Executive Officer

Maryland Tech Council

Carmen

Ms. Carmen Kaarid 
Student Representative
President, USG Student Council

John

Mr. John D. Kenyon
Retired Senior Vice President, Engineering Staff
Hughes Network Systems

Nancy King

The Honorable Nancy King
Senator
Maryland General Assembly

Nancy Kopp

The Honorable Nancy K. Kopp, Emeritis 
Maryland State Treasurer

Nichole

Ms. Nichole Land, Alumni Rep.
Health Sciences Institute 
Montgomery College

Ike

The Honorable Ike Leggett
Montgomery County Executive

Aruna

The Honorable Aruna Miller
Delegate
Maryland General Assembly

Roya

Ms. Roya Mohadjer
Business Development & Strategy

Social & Scientific Sytems, Inc. 

Joy

Ms. Joy Nurmi
Special Assistant to the County Executive
Montgomery County Government

David

Mr. David Petr
Chief Executive Officer
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

DeRionne

Dr. DeRionne Pollard
President
Montgomery College

Louis

Mr. Louis Pope
USM Board of Regents
President & Owner
Century 21 Trademark Realty, Inc.

Craig

The Honorable Craig Rice
Councilmember
Montgomery County Council

Mary S

Dr. Mary Satterfield, Liaison
Chief of Staff, Material Measurment Lab
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Sam

Dr. Sam Shekar
Chief Medical Officer
Northrop Grumman
Health Systems Technology

Jack

Dr. Jack Smith
Superintendent
Montgomery County Public Schools

John Trainer

Mr. John Trainer
Vice President 

Partnering and Strategy MedImmune 

Larry

Mr. Larry Walker
President
The Walker Group

Bernadette

Ms. Bernadette Johnson-Williams, Liason

Senior Regulatory Health Project Manager

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

*Ms. Johnson-Williams is serving in her personal capacity.

Teresa

Ms. Teresa Wright, Emeritus
Parent Resource Teacher - ESOL Hispanic Alliance
Montgomery County Public Schools

Bob

Mr. Robert Youngentob
President and Chief Creative Officer
EYA