New board members continue tradition of strong community leadership
The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore announces the addition of six new members to the charitable organization’s board of directors.
Each new member was recently elected to serve a three-year term and brings the total number of board members to 25. All six continue the Foundation board’s tradition of strong community leadership in providing unselfish service and commitment to the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. The new board members are: Morgan Hazel; Velda Henry; Todd Hershey; Jim Jones; Dr. Annette Wallace and Dr. George Whitehead.
Morgan Hazel – Mr. Hazel was born and raised in Salisbury. He is currently the co-owner, with his son-in-law, of Fixer-Upper Fitness here in Salisbury. He is on the Board of Trustees of Wor-Wic Community College, as well as on the Board of HALO and is also involved with his Church.
Velda Henry – Mrs. Henry is a retired Supervisor of Human Resources for the Worcester County Board of Education. She is on the Board of Trustees for the Blood Bank of Delmarva, a member of the Eastern Shore of Maryland Education Consortium, serves on the Quality Assurance Board of the Atlantic General Hospital, the Board of Directors for the Art League of Ocean City, and is a retired member of the Board of Trustees for Wor-Wic Community College.
Todd Hershey – Mr. Hershey owns the Arby’s franchises in Salisbury. He served as chairman of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, and continues to serve on their Investment Committee. He is involved with the MAGI Fund, which supports the Joseph House Center and the Christian Shelter, and the Ducks Unlimited Conservation group.
Jim Jones – Mr. Jones was born and raised in Newark, Delaware. He moved to Salisbury to attend Salisbury University and never left the Lower Shore. He has been employed by First Shore Federal Savings and Loan for the past 25 years and is currently the Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Pocomoke City Branch.
Mr. Jones has been involved with a variety of local charities and service clubs, including the Salisbury Jaycees, Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce, Snow Hill Lions Club, Berlin/Ocean City Optimist Club, Lower Shore Family YMCA, Past Chairman and Finance Committee Chair for the Pocomoke City Chamber of Commerce and served on the board of the Delmarva Discovery Center and Museum.
Dr. Annette Wallace – Dr. Wallace is a lifetime resident of Worcester County. She serves on the United Way Board, The Atlantic General Hospital Corporate Board, the Worcester County Junior Achievement Board, and is a lifetime member of Spence Baptist Church. Dr. Wallace is the current Principal of Pocomoke High School and is the current honoree of ‘Principal of the Year’ for the State of Maryland.
Dr. George Whitehead – Dr. Whitehead is a professor emeritus at Salisbury University. He taught in the Psychology Department for 44 years. In the community, he has served as president of the Wicomico County Board of Education and the Rotary Club of Salisbury. He also chaired the Local Management Board and Salisbury’s Promise.
The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is a charitable nonprofit organization that fosters charitable endeavors in the Maryland Lower Shore Counties of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester. The Foundation has provided more than $60 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984.