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Board of Trustees

The Maryland Science Center is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of approximately 30 individuals from the corporate, educational, medical, and scientific communities. Board members serve on a volunteer basis for a three-year renewable term. The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring proper ethical and legal compliance with regulatory laws. The Board also approves and supports the mission of the institution and is ultimately responsible for upholding the regional and national reputation of the Maryland Science Center within the community it serves. A Scientific and Educational Council, comprised of individuals from the scientific and educational communities, advises the staff on matters of scientific accuracy and educational appropriateness of programmatic initiatives. Members of the Scientific and Educational Council, representing numerous scientific disciplines, advise the staff on presenting and teaching science at all educational levels.


David B. Amy, Vice Chairman-Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Vice Chairman

Shawn A. Abrams, Partner – 88 North Capital


Thomas Coale, Partner- Talkin & Oh, LLP

Eric T. Costello, Baltimore City Council, 11th District

Sonal Deshpande, Sector Vice President, Mission Assurance-Mission Systems-Northrop Grumman

Doug Dollenberg, Jr., President-Brightview Senior Living

Bryce Freeman, Director, Sales Operations & Planning-McCormick & Company, Inc.

Timothy Galpin, Assistant Director, Programs and Chief Strategy Officer-The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Saul E. Gilstein, Partner – Gallagher, Evelius & Jones, LLP

Pamela W. Gray, CPA, Partner – SB and Company LLC

Chickie Grayson, President & CEO – Enterprise Homes, Inc.

John W. Greene, Jr., Managing Principal & Partner – Bardin Hill Investment Partners

Mary Hyman, Community Volunteer

Richard M. Ivey, WW Vice President Research & Development-BD Life Sciences, Diagnostic Systems

George J. Kilroy, Community Volunteer

Laurel Magruder, Group Vice President, Large Corporate & International Trade Finance- M&T Bank

Scott H. Marder, Shareholder-Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.

Daniel F. McGuire, Partner – KPMG, LLP

James McHugh, Executive Vice President- Exelon & CEO- Constellation

David Oestreicher, Chief Legal Counsel – T. Rowe Price

Scott Purnell, Vice President, R&D- W.R. Grace & Co.

Stephen Schenkel, M.D.,MPP, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine – University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief, Emergency Medicine – Mercy Hospital

Scott R. Somerville, Owner – SRS Tax & Business Consulting, LLC

Francie Cohen Spahn, Owner – Law Offices of Francie Spahn

Audra Swain, Vice President & General Manager-WJZ-TV Baltimore

Richard B. Talkin, Owner – Law Offices of Richard B. Talkin

Jay Watkins, Partner – DLA Piper LLP (US)

Lyn White, CFA, Fixed Income Analyst-Brown Advisory

Mark Zimmerly, Vice President of Business Development – Transamerica

Ex Officio

Hon. Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr, Governor of Maryland

Hon. Bernard “Jack” Young, Mayor of Baltimore City

Hon. Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive

Hon. John Olszewski, Jr., Baltimore County Executive

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark J. Potter


Kelly S. Miller


Alexis H. Leo