Staff & Board Members

Founding Board of DirectorsThe Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is overseen by a diverse volunteer board and operated by paid professional staff with expertise in understanding the community’s needs, opportunities and resources.

The CFSOMD Board of Directors:

Ellen Flowers Fields, Chair
Ellen Flowers Fields, Chair
Regional Director Small Business Development Center at the College of Southern Maryland
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Aaron Fenwick
Aaron Fenwick, Secretary
Vice President, Commercial & Industrial Lender – Charles County
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Georgeanne Aist
Georgeanne Aist
Aist Wealth Planning
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Delanta Brown
Delanta Brown
The ARC, Southern Maryland
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George Connelly
George M. Connelly, Jr.
Legislative and Governmental Affairs Director for the Chesapeake Regional Association of Realtor Brokers
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Denise Foster
Denise A. Foster
DK Foster Services, LLC, Nonprofit Management
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Kelly Williams
Kelly Williams
Corporate Director of Human Resources, The Cherry Cove Group
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CFSOMD Staff

Sharon Southerland-Smith, Executive Director
Sharon Southerland-Smith
Executive Director
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Founding Board of Directors
A special thank you to the Founding Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Charles County: (from left to right – front row)
John Trefry, Michael Besche, William Greer, Jr., Lara Castle, Kevin Wedding, Dorothy Harper (Advisory Committee), Gretchen Heinze Hardman (Executive Director); (back row) Susan Vogel (Advisory Committee), Michael Middleton, Frank Chaney, Brad Howard, Diane Warren (Advisory Committee). Not pictured: Evie Hungerford and John Jilek, Mary Grant (Advisory Committee) and Michelle Goodwin (Advisory Committee).