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

 

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

 

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

 

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

MEMBERS

      

Mr. Daniel Abdun-Nabi
President & CEO
Emergent BioSolutions

 

The Honorable Charles Barkley
Delegate
Maryland General Assembly

 

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

 

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

 

Ms. Shirley Brandman 
Education Advocate 

 

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

 

Ms. Belinda Coleman
President
The Coleman Group, Inc.

 

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

 

Mr. Charles Hess
Principle Owner & CEO
Hess Construction and Engineering Services

 

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

 

Ms. Tami Howie

Chief Executive Officer

Maryland Tech Council

 

Ms. Carmen Kaarid 
Student Representative
President, USG Student Council

 

Mr. Clifford M. Kendall
Former Chair, USM Board of Regents
Chairman, VSE Corporation

 

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

 

The Honorable Nancy King
Senator
Maryland General Assembly

 

The Honorable Nancy K. Kopp, Emeritis 
Maryland State Treasurer

 

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

 

The Honorable Ike Leggett
Montgomery County Executive

 

The Honorable Aruna Miller
Delegate
Maryland General Assembly

 

Ms. Roya Mohadjer
Business Development/Health Group

Leidos 

 

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

 

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

 

Dr. DeRionne Pollard
President
Montgomery College

 

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

 

The Honorable Craig Rice
Councilmember
Montgomery County Council

 

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

 

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

 

Dr. Jack Smith
Superintendent
Montgomery County Public Schools

 

Mr. John Trainer
Vice President 

Partnering and Strategy MedImmune 

 

Mr. Joseph Vivona, ex-officio
Chief Operating Officer/Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance
University System of Maryland

 

Mr. Larry Walker
President
The Walker Group

 

Ms. Bernadette Johnson-Williams, Liason

Senior Regulatory Health Project Manager

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

 

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

 

Mr. Robert Youngentob
President and Chief Creative Officer
EYA