Maryland Community for LifeSM-Talbot celebrates members, volunteers
Maryland Community for LifeSM-Talbot recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with its members and volunteers at a luncheon at Brookletts Place Talbot County Senior Center in Easton. To become a member or volunteer, email CommunityForLifeTalbot@gmail.com or call 410-443-0760. From left are Stacy Woodworth, Service Navigator; Suzanne Fino Carley; Marion Donahue; Talbot County Councilman Chuck Callahan; Lee Newcomb; Buck Duncan; Dick Tettelbaum; Pat Flory and Deb Rich.
Stacey Woodworth - Service Navigator
Stacey has served in various positions in the Queen Anne County Department of Public Health including family support worker, clinical supervisor and most recently, public health emergency planner. Stacey graduated from Salisbury State University with a BS in psychology and a minor in marketing.
Marion Donahue - Executive DIrector/Board Member/Treasuer
Marion is a registered nurse with an extensive executive-level experience in home health care. She holds a master's degree in health care administration. Marion and her husband Jack moved to Easton from the Boston area in 2014 where she quickly became an active member of the exploratory group that ultimately became the Board of Directors of Talbot Village Connections.
Marion served as the first president of Talbot Village Connections and she is also a member of the Talbot County Commission on Aging. Talbot Village Connections was renamed Maryland Community for LifeSM-Talbot in October 2018 and Marion served on the board as Treasurer until January 2020. Marion enjoys her volunteer work, birding and fun times with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren.
Board of Directors
Lee Lynch Newcomb - President
Lynch Newcomb, licensed by the State of Maryland as a clinical social worker, is currently employed by Talbot County Department of Social Services as an Adult Protective Services Social Worker. Lee has over 20 years of experience working as a Social Worker within Talbot County. She is a founding member and current President of Maryland Community for LifeSM-Talbot. In addition, she is Co-Chair of the Talbot County Commission on the Aging.
Mrs. Newcomb also participates in several workgroups and committees related to aging. She is a member of BPOE 1622 (Easton Elks) and the Tidewater Rotary Club.
Laverne Webb - Vice President
Laverne is the CEO of The Webb Alliance, LLC, providing executive coaching services. Over her career she has worked at executive levels in health care administration and leadership development in the U.S. and globally. She and her husband, Dr. Allen Webb, moved to St. Michaels in 1999.
Laverne joined the Board in 2018 and brings experience in developing and growing leading-edge organizations like Maryland Community for LifeSM-Talbot program. She is committed to the creative work of the CFL-Talbot Board and others in Talbot County who are making our county a model for positive aging - one that supports our elders to age in place, safely, with grace, dignity, and vitality.
Suzanne Fino Carley - Secretary
Suzanne has worked in community service for 25 years, working with individuals with various cognitive and physical disabilities, senior citizens, and the frail and elderly. She graduated from North Georgia College with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in gerontology. At Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD. Suzanne obtained a Mental Health Associate degree.
Suzanne enjoys walking, bike riding, line dancing, and being outdoors. She also visits her grandchildren on a regular basis. Suzanne truly believes that Maryland Community for LifeSM-Talbot is the answer for her to thrive independently in the community and provide peace of mind for her children who live elsewhere.
Pat is a registered nurse with over 35 years' experience in various areas of nursing. She began her career in nursing working as an intensive care nurse in Baltimore. Prior to retirement, Pat worked in project management and served as a community health nurse with the Kent County Health Department. Pat holds a bachelors degree in health care administration. Pat and her husband Jake moved to Claiborne from Annapolis in 2010 and quickly became involved in the Claiborne Community.
She was an active member of the Village Exploratory Committee in 2014 and in 2015 became a member of the Board of Directors of Talbot Village Connections. Pat served as a member of the Executive Committee and as Secretary of the Board of Directors until January 2019. She continues to serve in various roles on the Board of Directors Maryland Community for LifeSM-Talbot.
Debra Rich is a Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing & Project Officer at Shore United Bank who leads a high performing team of marketing professionals to help achieve corporate strategies and goals. As a Senior Marketing Executive at Shore United Bank, Debra partners with CEOs, executives and sales to promote the Company brand while increasing revenue through strategic marketing initiatives. Experienced leader in strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, branding, direct marketing, communications, social media, and product and project management in the financial services industry.
In addition to Debra’s professional role at Shore United Bank, she has served on the following non-profit boards and committees in Talbot County: Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, Board Member, 2010-2013; Christmas In St. Michaels, Social Media Committee Chair 2011-2014; Chesapeake Leadership Foundation/Shore Leadership, Board Member 2011-2017; Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Board Member 2015-2018; Channel Marker, Event Committee 2017-2018; Channel Marker, Board Member 2019-2021.
Debra and her husband, Bob Rich live in Easton, Maryland.
Richard M. ("Dick Tettelbaum"), a mostly retired attorney, moved to Easton Club East approximately 14 years ago. He is a native Marylander. Dick practiced law for more than 40 years, primarily in administrative and regulatory law, specializing in telecommunications practice before the Federal Communications Commission and approximately 30 state agencies. While in corporate practice, he was an active member of the enterprise's management committee. For approximately 13 years since moving to Easton, Dick has served the Town of Easton, first on its Board of Zoning Appeals (Chairman) and on its Planning and Zoning Commission (Chairman).
Dick has a B.A., in History, with honors from the University of Maryland, a Juris Doctor, with honors, from the National Law Center of George Washington University; a Masters in Secondary Education, with a specialization in Social Studies, from the George Washington University; and a Masters in Liberal Studies, with highest honors and a concentration in American Studies from Georgetown University He is an active member of the Maryland bar. He is also a volunteer attorney at Mid-Shore Pro Bono in Easton. An avid life-long learner, Dick is doing course work at St. John's College and the Chesapeake Bay Maritine Museum.
Pat has been a resident of Talbot County for 28 years. She became a member and volunteer of Maryland Community for Life - Talbot once introduced to the program in 2018. Pat looks forward to spending her retirement and "aging in place" in St. Michaels.
Prior to retiring in December 2018, Pat was the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, where she worked for over 25 years.
Pat is the proud mother of four adult children and happily the grandmother of nine.
Hilary Henry spent most of her professional career in the newsletter business in Washington D.C. from the ’70s through the ’90s, starting off as an administrative assistant and working up to the publisher of the telecommunications group of the newsletter for Capitol Publications. Her focus was on marketing and circulation. In the mid-’80s Hilary was involved in a start-up company called St. Anthony Publishing which published one of the first Diagnostic Related Groupings manuals for hospital medical coders. St. Anthony’s grew into a publishing and consulting company with another big publication that organized ICD-9 codes.
After retiring to the eastern shore in 1996 (and a short stint raising Angus steer on a farm in St. Michaels), she stayed in the entrepreneurial mode by then starting The Studio, a yoga studio and community resource for healthy living and aging, now in its 12th year. Her role is financial, marketing and coordination of programs with her business partner. Hilary is a past member of the Board Of Directors.
Lori is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician, volunteering her time at the St. Michaels Volunteer Fire Department as the Lieutenant of Ambulance 41. She is an advocate of the importance of socialization among seniors, creating a monthly meeting group of active and adventurous single seniors in Talbot County. Lori completed her MBA at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and is currently the Executive Director of Temple B'nai Israel in Easton, MD.
Lori is one of the original founders and board members of Maryland Community for LifeSM-Talbot and lives in Saint Michaels, with her wife who owns too many boats, sassy pre-teen son and bouncing toy poodle.
After retiring from her position as an art teacher with the Washington, D.C. public schools, Shirley was a volunteer museum docent for the Phillips Collection. Moving to the eastern shore, she was a board member of the Talbot County Arts Council, and a volunteer for Talbot Mentors, Hospice and the art committee for cancer survivors’ art exhibits at the Memorial Hospital in Easton.
Shirley was selected to attend a week-long workshop at The Creative Center for Arts in Healthcare in New York City in 2012 and then taught art classes at the Brookletts Senior Center. She also planned programs for the Elders Forum in St. Michaels.
Back in her student days, Shirley earned a B.A. from Brown University and later received an M.Ed. from Antioch College. Also, while teaching in Washington, she was awarded a summer fellowship at the Rhode Island School of Design. Shirley’s interest now is in “positive aging“ and she is happy to be on the CFL Social/Educational Committee.
Chuck Callahan - Talbot County Council
Gary Gunther - Executive Director at Upper Shore Aging, Inc.