Meet The Team
Marquette Rogers is currently serving as MASSB Board President, and formerly served as both MASSB Board Vice President and Secretary. He is completing his second and final term as the Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Social Services. He’s been a community activist for over 20 years and served in various roles in the community, including as a parent representative for NAACP at Highland Elementary and former At-Large member for the State of Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He was born and raised in Washington, DC, and attended the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts, where he majored in classical voice. Has a BS Degree in Information Systems Management from UMGC and has worked for 20+ years in IT as a Macintosh Systems Engineer, IT Project Manager and currently an IT Operations Manager. Has been a resident of Maryland for 30 years, living in Prince Georges and now Montgomery County where he resides in Silver Spring, MD with his wife and twins.
Board Vice President
Melissa Teitelbaum resides with her family in Howard County. She joined the Howard County Board of Social Services in 2019, and currently serves as its Chair. She was elected as MASSB Secretary in 2021 and Board Vice President in 2022. She is a practicing Occupational Therapist, earning both her BS and MS degrees at Towson University. She has worked in and around the Baltimore area for more than 15 years. She has had the pleasure of serving families of children with developmental disabilities, specifically autism spectrum disorder. One area of particular focus has been the issues facing transitioning youth as they exit the school system and enter adulthood. She is interested in bridging this knowledge and finding new ways to assist both Boards with serving members of the community.
Dr. Shawn Ashworth
Shawn Ashworth can be best noted for her intentionality, passion, and hopefulness. She is a lifelong educator, having served Anne Arundel County Public Schools in various leadership roles at the school and central office level; currently serving as a Program Specialist. She is the proud mother of two children and faithfully serves the community through her non-profit, Food 4 Thought Community Outreach Services, Inc., and through her commitment and service on several Boards in the County. As a woman of faith with a strong moral compass, Dr. Ashworth looks forward to serving the community with hope and belief for a better tomorrow.
Karen Lane joined the Calvert County Social Services Advisory Board in 2014 upon retirement and with a desire to give back to the community. She held the Chair’s position from 2015 through 2021. Ms. Lane’s duties included leading the growth of the Board’s nonprofit component, Calvert Family Advocates. Karen now serves as a Trustee with the MASSB Foundation and plays a key role in the strategic and tactical operations of the Executive Team. During her professional career, Ms. Lane served the U.S. Navy as a civilian engineer and program manager and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1998. Following her career with the U.S. Navy, Ms. Lane joined SAIC as a Senior Business Process Consultant. Ms. Lane lives in Dunkirk with her husband and son, who is currently attending Salisbury University.
Chris Cummings retired from the Department of the Navy after nearly 40 years of Federal service. During the course of her career, she was a senior financial manager for the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division in Indian Head, MD and the Naval Air Systems Command in Lexington Park, MD. She joined Calvert County’s local board, Calvert Family Advocates, in 2012, with the desire to make a difference in her community. She served as its Treasurer and was named MASSB’s Board Member of the Year in 2014. Chris was elected as a Trustee of the MASSB Foundation in January 2019, and served as its Chair until 2022. She lives in Solomons, MD with her husband, Andy. They have 3 adult sons and 4 grandsons.
Kenneth White is Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager of Sandy Spring Bank. Prior to joining Sandy Spring Bank, he held the position of Vice President-Branch Operations and Business Development for Signal Financial Federal Credit Union, Washington, DC, where he was responsible for creating and cultivating the small business development culture within the credit union.
Mr. White’s career in banking and economic development spans over 40 years and began at Bank of America in 1979. He has also held positions at Signal Financial Federal Credit Union, M&T Bank, Working for Success Economic Development; The Washington Project; New Day Consulting; and Southeastern University’s Center for Entrepreneurship.
Mr. White serves on the Board of the following organizations: Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce (Chair), Prince Georges FSC First, Leadership Prince Georges, Maryland Commercial Lenders Association, Prince George’s County Board of Social Services and the MASSB Foundation.
Mr. White graduated from Potomac College with a BS in Management. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, Carey School of Business, Minority Leadership Development Graduate Program.
Mr. White resides and works in Laurel Maryland. Mr. White has been recognized for his community involvement with awards from Leadership Prince Georges, Prince Georges FSC First, Prince Georges Small Business Initiative Alliance and the US Small Business Administration.
Mark Poerio has been a business attorney in private practice for over 35 years. He has been honored since 2013 by US News and World Reports as a Best Lawyer in America for employee benefits and executive compensation and has been teaching at Georgetown Law School for over 10 years. Mark joined the Anne Arundel County Board in 1998, formed the MASSB Foundation in 2007, and has since then served pro bono as legal counsel and treasurer to the foundation. He was presented with a Leadership Award by the Foundation in 2019 for his exemplary performance in establishing and growing the Foundation over the years.
Tony Wohlers is currently serving as both Chair of the Harford County Department of Social Services Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the MASSB Foundation until 2022 and currently serving as Foundation Chair. In these roles he provides critical support to the community in terms of both strategic planning and tactical operations. For many years, he has been involved in a wide range of civic organizations as a member and in leadership positions. Currently, he works at Harford Community College as the Dean of the Behavioral and Social Sciences. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.