Nonprofit board work can be heavy lifting, but this great group of volunteer community leaders does it with experience, energy and enthusiasm.

President
Work: Gordon Feinblatt, Litigation and Health Care I serve because: Dundalk is the hidden gem of Baltimore County and I love that the DRC is helping to polish the places and communities here that I’ve really come to love. In particular the DRC is helping to inform potential new home owners, including my fellow millennials, about why Dundalk’s small town feel, affordable housing, parks and perfect location make it a great place to plant roots. How I got involved: I started volunteering at various DRC community events in 2015. Since then I’ve planted trees, helped out at the housing fair and baked and distributed…
Vice President
Work: Director of Procurement and Real Property Initiatives, University System of Maryland I serve because: I am very excited to be a part of the DRC board because I believe Dundalk has great neighborhoods, great people and limitless potential. How I got involved: I was just elected to serve on the Board of DRC. ​Skills and expertise: I am currently the Director of Procurement and Real Property Initiatives at the University System of Maryland.  Prior to this, I served as Director of Procurement for the Maryland Department of Transportation.  I have over 17 years of experience in State and Local government primarily in the…
Treasurer
Work: Personal Assistant, Santoro Psychological Services I serve because: I am a proud 4th generation Dundalk resident with two 5th generation Dundalkians. I’m most excited that DRC spreads and encourages love for Dundalk.  I grew up in Dundalk, met my husband here (also a Dundalkian), and we couldn’t think of any other place to live and raise our family.  The DRC does so much to help others feel the same.  By building and improving our community, DRC is making Dundalk a place where people want to live, work, and play. How I got involved: I first became involved with DRC when volunteering as…
Secretary
Work: Anne Arundel County Public Library I serve because: Dundalk is a historic town that continues to succeed and thrive because of its dedicated community members. My favorite thing about DRC is that it provides so many opportunities for Dundalk residents to give back and strengthen our community. Volunteers can help with community clean ups, annual festivals, Makers Markets, and Main Street projects – just to name a few! DRC’s volunteers and staff are committed to ensuring that Dundalk is a great place to live, work, and play! How I got involved: I first got involved in DRC as a volunteer in 2010…
Board Member
Work: Manager, Community Relations, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center I serve because: The investment in the community and residents. How I got involved: Johns Hopkins Bayview has been active with DRC since it was formed in 2001.  I have had knowledge and in some aspect been connected with DRC from the beginning, and joined the DRC board in January, 2016. Other affiliations and activities: Hospital representative at: Back River Neck Peninsula Community Association Bowleys Quarters Improvement Association Essex Middle River White Marsh Civic Council Turners Station Conservation Team, Inc. Turners Station Union Baptist Church HCP Serve as a member of: Baltimore County Health…
Board Member
Work: Co-Founder & CEO, Response Labs; President, Dundalk Dan’s Awesome Beef Jerky  I serve because: Dundalk is ready to move into prime time! I’m excited to help craft and tell the story to potential residents.  How I got involved: My wife has known Amy since 2005 when they met at the coffee shop there on Main Street. I first got involved in DRC about 5 years ago with the kickoff of DRC’s new brand. We worked with Diane and Amy providing feedback as to why we moved from the city to Dundalk with the hope of telling our story to help encourage others…
Board Member
Work: Agent/Owner State Farm Insurance and Financial Services I serve because: Dundalk is changing for the positive.  I want to be a part of that!  I’m anxious to learn more about how DRC plans to lead the way. How I got involved: I begged my way into the original UDAT process in 2001.   I was the business liaison tasked with inviting businesses to participate in the week-long event.  This group later became DRC. Other affiliations and activities: October 1st is my 24th year as a State Farm Insurance agent in the Main Street of Dundalk.  I am also a past Vice President and Treasurer of…
Board Member
Work: The Community College of Baltimore County, Coordinator, Office of Intercultural Engagement, Dundalk Campus Why I serve: Now that I reside in Dundalk, I hope to find ways of beautifying my neighborhoods. I also look forward to engaging other community and non-profit organizations in conversations about race and equity. How I got involved: I was very familiar with DRC’s work for maybe 5 years but just became involved in September 2017. Other affiliations and activities: Neighborhood Voices, Volunteer- The vision of Neighborhood Voices is to bring people and communities together to raise consciousness through honest conversations about race. Skills and expertise: I have grant writing…
Board Member
Work: Senior Vice President of Administration and Corporate Affairs – Tradepoint Atlantic. Why I serve: Dundalk is indeed on the cusp of a real renaissance, and I am very happy to play a part in helping to bring jobs and economic opportunity back to this strong venerable community. DRC’s mission to help individuals and families realize the dream of home ownership is especially meaningful to me. I strongly believe in reinvesting in older communities as they are the backbone of our American society. Let’s focus on rebuilding and reinvestment rather than policies of the recent past that lead to abandonment of our…
Emeritus Board Member
Work: Former Vice President, Baltimore County Board of Education Involvement in DRC: Ed worked with others in Baltimore County government and the community to prepare for the Urban Design Assistance Team that led to the formation of DRC. It was a very exciting time working with Jane Willeboordse (at Baltimore County, and then as Executive Director of DRC) and a team of design experts led by Peter Batchelor to devise plans for how Dundalk’s future could be re-imagined. The Urban Design Assistance Team process was an important step in engaging the community and a wide range of stakeholders in planning for Dundalk’s…