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Foundation Trustees

Maryland Association of Social Services Boards


Foundation Chair

Tony Wohlers

Tony Wohlers holds the distinguished positions of Chair for the Harford County Department of Social Services Advisory Board and Foundation Chair for the MASSB Foundation. He plays a pivotal role in community support, guiding both strategy and day-to-day activities. With a history of active participation and leadership in various civic organizations, Wohlers brings extensive experience to his roles. Presently, he serves as the Dean of the Behavioral and Social Sciences at Harford Community College and is a Ph.D. graduate in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.


Foundation Trustee & Treasurer

Mark Poerio

With more than 35 years as a corporate lawyer, Mark Poerio has earned recognition by US News and World Reports as a Best Lawyer in America in the fields of employee benefits and executive compensation since 2013. Beyond his practice, he has imparted knowledge at Georgetown Law School for a decade. Poerio's involvement with the Anne Arundel County Board started in 1998, leading to the creation of the MASSB Foundation in 2007. He has dedicated his expertise to the Foundation as its pro bono legal advisor and treasurer. His efforts were acknowledged with a Leadership Award from the Foundation in 2019, celebrating his commitment to the Foundation's establishment and development.

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Foundation Trustee

Karen Lane

Upon retiring, Karen Lane took her passion for community service to the Calvert County Social Services Advisory Board in 2014, motivated by a commitment to contribute to her community. She was at the helm of the board as Chair from 2015 to 2021, where she spearheaded the expansion of its non-profit sector, Calvert Family Advocates. Currently, Lane brings her expertise to the MASSB Foundation as a Trustee, where she is instrumental in the strategic and operational guidance of the Executive Team. Her background includes a notable tenure with the U.S. Navy, where she worked as a civilian engineer and program manager before being elevated to the Senior Executive Service in 1998. Post her Navy service, Lane contributed her skills to SAIC as a Senior Business Process Consultant. Now, she resides in Dunkirk with her family, supporting her son through his academic journey at Salisbury University.


Foundation Trustee

Chris Cummings

Chris Cummings concluded a commendable nearly four-decade tenure with the Department of the Navy, where she held prominent roles as a senior financial manager at both the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division in Indian Head, MD, and the Naval Air Systems Command in Lexington Park, MD. Following her federal service, she embraced her dedication to community impact by joining the Calvert Family Advocates in 2012. In her time there, she made significant contributions as Treasurer and was honored as MASSB's Board Member of the Year in 2014. Cummings ascended to the role of Trustee with the MASSB Foundation in January 2019, offering her leadership as Chair until 2022. She enjoys life in Solomons, MD, with her husband, Andy, and delights in the company of their three adult sons and four grandsons.


Foundation Trustee

Ken White

Kenneth White, with over 40 years in the banking and economic development sector, serves as the Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager at Sandy Spring Bank. His professional journey includes pivotal roles at institutions like Bank of America, Signal Financial Federal Credit Union, and M&T Bank, specializing in small business development and entrepreneurship. A respected member of various boards, Mr. White leads the Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce and contributes to organizations such as Leadership Prince Georges and the MASSB Foundation. A graduate of Potomac College with a BS in Management, he also completed the Minority Leadership Development Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University's Carey School of Business. Based in Laurel, Maryland, White has been lauded for his significant community contributions, earning accolades from multiple organizations, including the US Small Business Administration.

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