Board of Trustees

Mary Kay Sigaty, President


Bram Berlin, Vice President

Treasury Management Officer, Sandy Spring Bank

Dr. Lanlan Xu, Treasurer

VP & Relationship Manager – Business Banking, Howard Bank

Laura Wetherald, Secretary

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

Suzi Padgett, Immediate Past President

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

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


Karen Douglas

Education Research Consultant

Liz Hannum

General Manager, Clyde’s of Columbia and The Soundry

Alison Hickman

Senior Manager, CohnReznick

Amanda Hof

Executive Director, Visit Howard County

Dennis Mattey

Director of Open Space and Facilities Services, Columbia Association

Dr. Michael Martirano

Superintendent, Howard County Public School System

Christian Sbily

Manager, Strategic Partnerships, The Howard Hughes Corporation

Larry Twele

Chief Executive Officer, Howard County Economic Development Authority

Dr. Matthew Van Hoose

Senior Director, Academic Engagement, Howard Community College

Ronnie A. Wooten

Vice President, Commercial Banking, BB&T Bank


The Festival Team

David Phillips

Executive Director

Dave Simmons

Programming Manager

Robert Neal Marshall

Executive Producer Columbia Film Festival/Marketing

Susan Boucher

Volunteer Coordinator

Marie E. Bradshaw


Dale Rodefer

Technical Director

Cliff Feldwick

IT Specialist

Mays & Associates

Web Development, Advertising & Marketing