The staff page is a convenient and attractive way to introduce your staff members to your visitors. You can have all of your staff listed in one page, or you can create multiple directories of staff, separated out to fit your organization’s structure.

Nancy Highsmith

Chairman of the Board, President

Member of the Calvert Collaborative for Children; Member of the Board of the Calvert County Family Network and the Calvert County Economic Authority Work History * 2013-2015 – Interim Superintendent of Schools * 2005-2013 – Principal of Patuxent High School * 2004-2005 – Principal of Calvert Middle School * 2000 -2004 – Vice Principal of … Read More

Mark Thorn

President Emeritus

Mark Thorn Executive and Leadership Coaching Mark is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), who partners with his clients in defining and pursuing their goals.  Through mentorship and coaching he helps leaders, executives, and individuals seize their dreams.  He provides a range of personal coaching and consulting services to individuals and organizations in the business, … Read More

Linda Kohler


Linda Kohler – Executive Director has been with Chesapeake Charities since it awarded its first grant in 2005. She manages the daily operations of the organization and its 70+ funds, provides assistance to those interested in philanthropy, and secures resources to address community needs. Linda’s background includes banking and finance. She served as Managing Director … Read More

Tia Myers

Secretary / Treasurer

Tia Myers is an Army Veteran who has over 20 years in military and federal service.  Wanting to expand her dedication to serving the public, Tia has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Calvert Community Foundation for 3 years and has in the past, served two consecutive terms on the Board of … Read More

Margaret Dunkle

Board Member

Margaret Dunkle chairs the Calvert County Commission for Women, appointed by the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners. Her consulting and work history includes Lead Research Scientist at the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University, Director of the Institute for Leadership Policy Exchange, Director of the AAUW Educational Foundation, Special Assistant for Legislation … Read More

Daniel Curry

Board Member

Before coming to Calvert County as Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Daniel Curry served as Superintendent of Lake Forest School District in Felton, Delaware, since 2003. Originally from West Virginia, Dr. Curry served a total of 29 years as a teacher, principal and superintendent in that state before moving to Delaware. Curry was named Delaware Superintendent … Read More

Fanny Cramer

Board Member

Mother, Artist, Volunteer, Business Woman, and Lawyer.   Employment History: Owner/Artist – studioTica (2014+) Volunteer – Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts (2004+) President – Computer Room, Inc. (2004+) Vice President – Computer Room, Inc. (1992-2003) Lawyer (Costa Rica) (1990-1992) Skills and Abilities: Proactive and Analytic Strong organizational and planning skills Excellent verbal and written … Read More

Susan Shaw

Board Member

Susan Shaw helped to found the Calvert Community Foundation (CCF) as the liaison from the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).  Susan served as an elected BOCC member and leader for 3 consecutive terms or 12 years. She decided to return to the business sector, ending her elected political career in December, 2014.  In … Read More

Sierra B. Mitchell

Board Member

Sierra B. Mitchell, Esquire Ms. Mitchell has been a resident of Calvert County for over twenty years. She is a 2003 Graduate of Calvert High School, a 2007 Graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Spanish Language and Literature, and a 2012 Graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.  … Read More