Barak Hermann is the Chief Executive Officer of the JCC of Greater Baltimore. Before relocating to Baltimore in 2012, Barak was the Executive Director of the JCC of Central NJ for five years and prior was the Assistant Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of JCC MetroWest in NJ. Barak began his JCC career in 1994 at the Suffolk Y JCC on Long Island where he held many positions throughout his nine-year tenure. His last position there was as Program & Camp Director & Director of Eastern Long Island Services.
Barak is a Leadership Fellow with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. He has completed
the Strategic Perspectives in Leadership of Non-Profits program at Harvard Business School and the Institute for Not-for-profit management at Columbia University Graduate School of Business & UJA-Federation of New York. Barak is a graduate of the National JCC Association Executive Development Program.
Barak has his B.A from Stony Brook University and earned a MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social work at Yeshiva University. Barak has been married to Cory for 24 years and they have three sons, Jake 21, Zach 19, and Jonah 14.
Vice President for Government Relations and Community Development
LifeBridge Health, Inc.
Martha D. Nathanson is responsible for government relations and community development activities throughout LifeBridge Health. Ms. Nathanson’s portfolio includes legislative and regulatory policy at all three levels of government, covering all aspects of healthcare delivery, as well as community and economic development in the areas surrounding LifeBridge Health facilities. Ms. Nathanson serves on the Board of CHAI (Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.), served as Chair of the Board of Park Heights Renaissance, and is a founding member of the Northwest Baltimore Partnership. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the Safe Streets Community Advisory Board. Ms. Nathanson is a graduate of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2014 and received The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women Award in 2017.
Ms. Nathanson received both her bachelor and law degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to assuming her current duties, Ms. Nathanson was Associate General Counsel for LifeBridge. Before joining LifeBridge, she was Director of Risk Management and Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for Kirson Medical Equipment Company where she developed legal, regulatory and Joint Commission (JCAH) compliance programs and drafted and negotiated contracts with providers. In addition, Ms. Nathanson was an attorney advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and an associate attorney at Ober Kaler in Baltimore.
Director Westside Extension Centers, Community College Baltimore County
Kenneth Buck has more than 24 years of experience in higher education administration and workforce development in the Baltimore region. He is currently the Director of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Westside Extension Centers. Mr. Buck has also served as director of CCBC’s Liberty Center in Randallstown, and was an inaugural member of the college’s Faculty Senate, serving two terms. Prior to joining CCBC, Mr. Buck worked at The Business and Workforce Development Center, Inc. in Anne Arundel County, where he developed and administered job readiness programs for at-risk youth.
A 2012 graduate of Leadership Baltimore County, Mr. Buck served on its board from 2014-2015, and is a member of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable. He has also served on the Maryland Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Mission Advancement Committee, participating in advocacy, community outreach and fundraising initiatives in the region.
A 1986 graduate of Frostburg State University, Mr. Buck holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance.
Hilton Garden Inn
Nick Mangione is a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Loyola University. Nick Joined the Family Business after playing eight years of Professional Soccer with the Baltimore Blast and Tampa Bay Rowdies. Nick began working full time at Turf Valley Country Club as Procurement Officer in 1988. He was transferred to the Hilton Hotel in Pikesville and was tasked to re-establish the Hilton standards and Hilton Flag. Nick immediately joined the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce and become a Board Member within a few years. Nick expanded the hospitality division into the Owings Mills Market by building a 159 room Hilton Garden Inn. Again, Nick joined the local Chamber of Commerce for Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Glyndon. In 2013, the Mangione Hospitality Division was expanded with 105 additional guest rooms in the Hampton Inn Owings mills.
In 1988, the family business acquired the radio license to WCBM 680am and Nick was tasked to oversee the daily radio operations. In 2002, the radio division was expanded with the purchase of Q1370 am radio. Nick's community service includes participation on the Board of Directors for the Owings Mills Corporate Round Table. Is a member of Stevenson University's President's Advisory Board. And, he serves as a Board Member for Northwest Hospital.
Larry D. Unger
Immediate Past Chair
President & CEO,
Maryland Public Television
Mr. Unger’s community service includes his role as chairman of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable and membership on the Maryland State Department of Education Social Studies Advisory Council. He also has served on the boards of directors of several other not-for-profit organizations.
Within the public television industry, Mr. Unger is a board member of the National Educational Telecommunications Association, former co-chair of the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives, and former chairman and current member of the American Public Television (APT) board of trustees.
He earned a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Baltimore with a certificate in financial management and completed the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He also served for six years in the United States Coast Guard Reserve.
Owings Mills Corporate
Round Table Inc.
Carin Smith is the Executive Director of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable since January 2017. Prior to joining the Roundtable, she spent 5 years as a Family Navigator at Catholic Charities and prior to that she served as the Manager of Volunteer Services at Irvine Nature Center for 10 years. Carin has a outstanding relationship with the elected officials in the Owings Mills area as well as the local county partners. In fact, she ran for a seat on the House of Delegates in 2014. She and her family have lived in Reisterstown since 1993. Carin is a graduate of Towson University.
Carin’s community service includes involvement with a number of organizations assisting families of children with developmental disabilities, including Karina Association and Young Life Cappernaum.
Alex Richard (Rick) Bastinelli is the President and CEO of Centric Business Systems, a leading provider of document imaging and management solutions. Centric’s corporate offices are in Owings Mills, Maryland. In addition, the company has 7 offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Mr. Bastinelli is responsible for managing a team of senior executives who overview the departments and operations at Centric. He also is focused on directing the company vision for growth, expansion and technological advancement.
Prior to acquiring Centric in 1990, he spent several years as Vice-President of Sales for a regional office
technology distributor located in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Mr. Bastinelli is a member of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Board of Trustees and serves as the chairman of the Patient Safety committee. He is an Executive Committee member of the Living Classrooms Advisory Board and serves as their Facility Committee co-chair. In addition, he also is a member of the Advisory Boards for Stella Maris, the Owings Mills Roundtable and Sharp Electronics Corporation USA.
He has a degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
President & CEO
Northwest Hospital, LifeBridge Health System
Craig Carmichael is president and chief operating officer of Northwest Hospital in Randallstown,
one of five hospitals in the LifeBridge Health system. Carmichael leads a team of more than
1,000 dedicated caregivers at the 253-bed hospital, which has served the northwest Baltimore
community for nearly 60 years. With a patient-friendly design and impressive array of
specialties, the hospital provides patient-centered care with an emphasis on quality and safety.
Carmichael joined Northwest Hospital in March 2020 from the University of Maryland Medical
System. He has more than three decades of business and healthcare experience, including
expertise in hospital operations and strategic planning.
Carmichael also has a long history of
community involvement in Baltimore County, including his work with the Baltimore County
Workforce Development Council, Towson Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member and
the treasurer for Leadership Baltimore County.
Carmichael earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alma College and a
master’s degree in business administration from Towson University. He also has certifications
as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Manager of External Affairs
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
In March 2021, Regina Clay was appointed as the Manager of External Affairs for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. In this capacity, Regina is primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with municipal, county, and state elected officials, government department leaders, councils of government, economic development organizations, civic and business leaders, opinion leaders, and various constituencies and community groups. Regina participates in and represents CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield regarding legislative, economic, and business issues to demonstrate the Company’s commitment to the Community.
Additionally, Regina is responsible for providing input to the senior leadership team to shape the company’s strategic direction. Regina is passionate about organizations making the most of their resources by ensuring efficient administrative operations through effective management methods. She has established a reputation for being a top-performing Director known as a diligent, experienced, and determined leader. In a short period of time, Regina has effectively improved, and implemented strategies and initiatives that are aligned with the overall business strategy of the company. As a result, she is directly responsible for providing input to the C-Suite leadership team to aid in driving positive outcomes.
Regina comes to CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield from the US House of Representatives, where she served as the Howard County District Manager for the Honorable Elijah E. Cummings. During her tenure with the US House of Representatives, Regina was successful at building and maintaining positive relationships with local government officials and community leaders. Additionally, Regina was very effective at creating innovative methods for providing excellent constituent service through the management of casework and work with federal, state, and local agencies.
In addition to the accomplishments mentioned above, Regina owns and operates Regina Clay Consulting Group, LLC. Through this reputable organization, Regina provides a range of consultation and learning services to executive leaders, managers, and government organizations on the development and implementation of key strategies for creating and sustaining high-performing organizations.
Regina holds a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Howard University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Virginia, where she majored in Communications.
Regina is an active member of a number of trade and professional organizations including her most recent appointments to the Board of Howard County for United Way Local RUN and the Howard County Local Children’s Board.
Director, Corporate Real Estate & Administrative Services, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Joseph Esposito was appointed to the OMCR Board of Directors in 2010 He joined CareFirst in 1996 and currently holds the position of Director, Corporate Real Estate & Administrative Services. Joseph oversees CareFirst’s real estate portfolio including 1.7M square feet of leased office space as well as a $93M operating budget for all facilities and Corporate Services. In addition, Joseph is responsible for all divisional strategic planning and procurement activities associated with construction, facilities management and corporate support services.
Joseph is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Baltimore County program. Prior to joining CareFirst, Joseph served in various financial and contract management capacities with SAIC and Northrup Grumman. Joseph is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He resides in Reisterstown, MD with his wife and two sons.
Stevenson welcomed its seventh president, Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., on July 3, 2017. Hirshman has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education. Before coming to Stevenson, he had served as president of San Diego State University (SDSU) since 2011. Prior to Hirshman's appointment at SDSU, he served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
He also had been chief research officer at the George Washington University and chaired the Department of Psychology there and at the University of Colorado at Denver. He began his academic career, rising to the rank of full professor, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
President, Stevenson University
Member At- Large
Ronald Hux began his full time employment at Douron in 1977. With over 40 years of experience in the industry he works with numerous public and private entities in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington D.C. Ron is a lifetime resident of Baltimore County. Ron serves as President of Douron, Office Furniture Loft, Office Images and Office Furniture Teks. All located in Douron’s Headquarters in Owings Mills. Throughout his career he has served on numerous manufacturer Dealer Councils, Community Committees including the Owings Mills Corporate Round Table where he serves as Treasurer.
Stacy Mohn is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Garrison Forest School, an all-girls K-12 day and boarding school in Owings Mills. She joined GFS in 2002 and is responsible for the areas of finance, human resources, facilities, technology, equestrian and polo programs.
A Maryland native, Stacy attended the University of Maryland, has a B.S. in Accounting, and is a licensed CPA. As a current parent and former coach at GFS, Stacy is fully engaged in all facets of the community and can often be found watching her girls ride in the barn or on the sideline of games.
Garrison Forest School
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland Brooks started developing his affinity for spending time outside while on weekend camping trips with friends and neighbors growing up. This passion blossomed once his family began vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York where he enjoyed hiking, climbing, and fishing. After graduating with degrees in English and Classical Languages from Colgate University, Brooks launched into nearly two decades of teaching and administrating in Baltimore independent schools. Along the way he earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University and became a certified instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
When the opportunity to lead Irvine Nature Center presented itself in 2013, he was finally able to combine his love of nature and the outdoors with the skills developed as a classroom teacher and school administrator. He currently serves as a trustee for the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA), No More Stolen Childhoods, a childhood sexual abuse prevention non-profit, Garrison Forest School, and Baltimore Count Rec and Parks. Brooks particularly enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and fly-fishing.
Irvine Nature Center