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Board of Trustees


Philip A. Berkheimer, Chair

Senior Vice President and Financial Adviser, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Frederick, Md.


Janet Spaulding Nunn '61, Vice Chair

Alumna of the College
San Diego, Calif.


M. Richard Adams

Retired CEO, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
Frederick, Md.


Amy K. Chan, Esq.

Senior Counsel, Paragon Legal 
San Francisco, Ca.


James H. Clapp

Attorney, Shoemaker, Horman & Clapp, P.A.
Middletown, Md.


Janet H. Cotton '59

Vice President, The Maricopa Partnerships, LLP
Phoenix, Ariz.


Margery Lesser Elfin, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Political Science, Hood College
Washington, D.C.


Joan Esselen Foot '69

Retired Development Specialist, St. Paul Foundation
Red Wing, Minn.

Mark E. Friis, M.A., '82

President and CEO, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Germantown, Md.


J. Brian Gaeng

President, BlueRidge Bank
Frederick, Md.


John K. Hodges, CFP, CTFA

Senior Vice President, Regional Executive, PNC Wealth Management 
Erie, Pa.


Robert G. Hooper

Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management
Frederick, Md.

Charles Hudson

Partner, SoftTech VC
Palo Alto, Calif.


Kevin C. Jackson

Business Banking Regional Manager, M&T Bank
Mount Airy, Md.


George E. Lewis Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D., Col

Retired Research, Development, and Acquisition Consultant
Jefferson, Md.


Judith Messina '66

New York, N.Y.


Leonard J. Miller, CPA, MBA, CVA

Founder and President, Leonard J. Miller & Associates, Chartered
Baltimore, Md.


Cynthia Newby '67

Founder and President, Chestnut Hill Enterprises, Inc.
Roxbury, Conn.


Jacob "Ray" Ramsburg '83

Insurance Executive, BB&T Frederick Underwriters
Ijamsville, Md.


E. James Reinsch

Retired President, Bechtel Nuclear
Frederick, Md.


Martha Hearn Shimano '86

Vice President of Human Resources and Finance, Kozo Design, Inc. and Kozo Gear
Laguna Niguel, Calif.


Malinda B. Small '81

President, Saint Agnes Foundation
Pasadena, Md.


John H. Tisdale

Retired Frederick County Circuit Court Judge
Frederick, Md.


Samuel R. Wells III

Division Vice President-Construction, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company 
Towson, Md.


Susan L. Whaley '74

President and Owner, Mid-Atlantic Realty, Inc.
Gettysburg, Pa.


Neal Wilson

Chief Operating Officer, EJF Capital LLC
Potomac, Md.

Trustees Emeriti

Elaine Alexander '71
Linda J. Allan '70, M.S.'78
Carol L. Allen '59
Martha Shortiss Allen '59
Gayle Hamilton Blakeslee '59
Penelope Probert Boorman '55
G. Hunter Bowers Jr.
Nancy Tressel Brown '57
Martha E. Church, Ph.D., LL.D. '95
Cheryl Dreiling, ’69, H’13
Patricia W. Driscoll '55
Barbara F. Flythe
Claire Fulenwider, Ph.D.'64
Raymond V. Gilden, Ph.D.
Edward D. Del Giorno
Leonard P. Harris P'84
Grace Hechinger H'89
Charles W. Hoff III P'92
Edith Howard Hogan '59
Ruth Whitaker Holmes '55, Sc.D.'93
Nancy Rogers Huntsinger '59

Sara Weaver Langie '51
Lois Vars Mason '51
A. Betsy McCain McAlpine '51
M. Jacqueline McCurdy '55
Christine L. McHenry '73
Charles A. Nicodemus L.H.D.'05
Frances A. Delaplaine Randall '45, L.H.D.'06
Barbara Campbell Rickman '63, M.A.'75, P'02
Rosel Hoffberger Schewel '49
Alfred P. Shockley P'91
Dolores Snyder
William R. Snyder
M. Elizabeth Tidball HH.D.'82
Christine P. Tischer '65
Stephen C. Turner
John C. Warfield
Elizabeth Bennett Wiegand '60
Nora Truxal Wilson '53
Rebecca Hahn Windsor


For further information, contact the secretary to the board of trustees, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue Frederick, Maryland 21701 Phone: 301-696-3855 or email: