June 14-30, 2019

Board of Trustees

Suzi Padgett President

Vice President, Branch Manager, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Ronnie A. Wooten Vice President

Vice President, Commercial Banking, BB&T Bank

Laura Wetherald Secretary

Bureau Chief, Recreation, Howard County Dept. of Recreation and Parks

Bram Berlin Treasurer

VP & Relationship Manager – Business Banking, Howard Bank

Kevin J. Kelehan, Esquire Legal Counsel

Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr LLP

Gary J. Stacharowski Accountant

CPA, Accounting Offices of Gary J. Stacharowski

Board Emeritus

Ron Nicodemus

President, Nicodemus Communications Group

Steven Sachs

Retired from Willis Towers Watson


Chimaobi Chijioke

Manager, Large Customer Services, Baltimore Gas and Electric

Alison Hickman

Senior Manager, CohnReznick

Talia Fletcher

Team Lead, The Lodestar Team of Keller Williams Integrity

Dr. Michael Martirano

Superintendent, Howard County Public School System

Christian Sbily

Manager, Strategic Partnerships, The Howard Hughes Corporation

Lee Sachs

Arts Advocate, Howard County Council

Larry Twele

Chief Executive Officer, Howard County Economic Development Authority

Dr. Matthew Van Hoose

Senior Director, Academic Engagement, Howard Community College

Dr. Lanlan Xu

Senior Research Associate, IMPAQ International, LLC

Dennis Mattey

Director of Open Space and Facilities Services, Columbia Association

Liz Hannum

General Manager, Clyde’s of Columbia and The Soundry

Mary Kay Sigaty

Arts Advocate

Karen Douglas

Education Research Consultant


The Festival Team

David Phillips

Executive Director

Dave Simmons

Programming Manager

Heather Huling

Office and Event Services Coordinator

Robert Neal Marshall

Executive Producer Columbia Film Festival

Susan Boucher

Volunteer Coordinator

Marie E. Bradshaw


Dale Rodefer

Technical Director

Cliff Feldwick

IT Specialist

Mays & Associates

Web Development, Advertising & Marketing