The primary mission of the Advisory Board is to advise, counsel, and support the Schaefer Center for Public Policy. The Board has no fiduciary or governance responsibilities. Within this context the Board members will:
- advise the Schaefer Center on strategic direction for ongoing lines of policy research
- identify emerging policy issues where the Schaefer can impact the policy discussion
- assist with connecting the center with potential collaborators
- assist in acquiring resources and fundraising in support of the center’s work.
Mr. James T. Smith, Jr. (Chair)
Retired, Past Secretary Maryland Department of Transportation
Former Baltimore County Executive
Mr. William Cole, IV
Partner, Margrave Strategies
Mr. Robert Douglas
Retired Partner, DLA Piper
Ms. Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Mr. Michael Golden
Director of External Affairs, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Mr. Nancy Gordon
Executive Director, Protocol and University Events, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Mr. Scott Hancock
Executive Director, Maryland Municipal League
Ms. Sandra S. Hillman
President, Hillman Communications
Mr. Dean Kenderdine
Executive Director, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Mr. Frank Knott
Founder and President, Innovation Works
Ms. Lainy LeBow-Sachs
Executive Vice President, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Ms. Chichi Nash
Director, Baltimore City Department of General Services
Mr. Stuart Silberg
Executive Vice President, University of Baltimore Foundation Board of Directors
Mr. Scot Spencer
Associate Director, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Mr. H. Mebane Turner, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, University of Baltimore
Mr. Emmanuel Welsh
Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, Comptroller of Maryland
Ms. Ann Cotten, Ph.D.
Director, Schaefer Center for Public Policy
Ms. Tina DiFranco, J.D.
Executive Director, UB School of Health and Human Services
Ms. Deb Stanley, Ph.D.
Executive Director, UB School of Criminal Justice
Mr. Sacha Sheehan, Ph.D.
Executive Director, UB School of Public and International Affairs