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

Shirley

Ms. Shirley Brandman, Vice-Chair
Education Advocate 

Steve Hull

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

MEMBERS
Charles Barnett

Dr. Charles Barnett
Senior Vice President, Engineering

Hughes Network Systems

Kevin Beverly

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

David Blair

Mr. David Blair

Executive Chairman
Accountable Health, Inc.

Joann Boughman

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

Andy Burness

Mr. Andy Burness

President

Burness

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

Marc Elrich

The Honorable Marc Elrich

Montgomery County Executive

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
Senior Vice President
Cornerstone Government Affairs

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.
Anne Kaiser

The Honorable Anne Kaiser

Delegate

Maryland General Assembly

Nancy King

The Honorable Nancy King
Senator
Maryland General Assembly

Nancy Kopp

The Honorable Nancy K. Kopp, Emeritis 
Maryland State Treasurer

Rob Liebreich

Mr. Robert Liebreich

Executive Director

Asbury Methodist Village

Eric Lin

Dr. Eric Lin, Liason

Director, Material Measurement Laboratory

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Roya

Ms. Roya Mohadjer
Director, 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

John Sackett

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

Jack

Dr. Jack Smith
Superintendent
Montgomery County Public Schools

Liz Thomson

Mrs. Elizabeth Thomson

Project Manager

Northrop Grumman

John Trainer

Mr. John Trainer
Vice President 
Partnering and Strategy MedImmune 

Larry

Mr. Larry Walker
President
The Walker Group

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