Board of Regents Members

Meet USM's Newest Regents

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James L. Shea


Chairman of the law firm Venable, LLP. A member of the boards of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Empower Baltimore Management Corporation and the Equal Justice Council; and, chair of the board of the Central Maryland Transportation Authority. Past trustee of the University of Maryland, College Park, the Hippodrome Foundation, and the Calvert School. Past chairman of the board of the Downtown P...

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Barry P. Gossett


Barry P. Gossett is the retired Chairman and CEO of Baltimore-based Acton Mobile Industries, suppliers of mobile offices, construction trailers, and commercial modular buildings. He is the retired Chairman and CEO of Williams Scotsman, Inc. and past president of the Manufactured Housing Association and past chairman of the board of the Northeast Manufactured Housing Association. In June 2004, M...

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Gary L. Attman


President of FutureCare Health and Management Corporation, which he co-founded in 1985. Mr. Attman holds a J.D. degree (with honors) from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he published in and served as editor of the Maryland Law Review. Mr. Attman also earned a B.S. degree in Accounting (magna cum laude) from the University of Maryland, where he became a member of numerous honor s...

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Linda R. Gooden

Assistant Treasurer

Retired Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services and Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Member, ADP, Inc. Board of Directors. A champion for math, science and technology education, she has served on several executive boards for Maryland institutions, including University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering and Robert H. Smith Scho...

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Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D.


Dr. Michelle A. Gourdine is a physician, author, speaker, health policy expert, and CEO of Michelle Gourdine & Associates, an award-winning population health consulting firm that develops education and policy strategies to improve the health and well-being of women, people of color, and the under-served. Michelle Gourdine and Associates' mission is to create a health care system in whic...

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Thomas G. Slater

Assistant Secretary

Founder and principal partner of Slater & Slater, P.C. Former Frederick County Public Schools teacher and adjunct instructor at Frederick Community College.  Former member of the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association; president of the Bar Association of Frederick County; treasurer of the Frederick County Teachers Association; and board member of the Maryland State Te...

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Norman R. Augustine

Former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Upon retirement, he joined the faculty of Princeton University. He previously served as chairman and principal officer of the American Red Cross for nine years. He also served as chair of The National Academies' Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century that produced the report Rising Above the Gathering Storm: ...

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Joseph Bartenfelder

ex officio

Joseph Bartenfelder was named by Governor Larry Hogan to serve as Secretary of Agriculture on December 23, 2014. He was approved by the Senate and sworn in to office in March 2015.

Mr. Bartenfelder grew up on a farm and for more than 35 years has been a full-time farmer and small businessman. His family lives on the home farm in Caroline County, and also owns and operates two other fa...

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James T. Brady

James T. Brady currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Dunbar Armored, Inc. and is a former director of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., Constellation Energy Group Inc., and McCormick & Co Inc. He was selected for inclusion in the 2012 NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Directorship 100, which annually recognizes the most influential leaders in corporate governan...

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D'Ana Johnson

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The Hon. Francis X. Kelly, Jr.

Founder/Chairman of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, Inc. in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Member of the Maryland Senate from 1979 to 1991, took a leading role in creating the University System of Maryland, privatizing the University of Maryland Hospital, as well as establishing the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Community College of Baltimore...

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David Kinkopf

Dave Kinkopf is a partner with the Baltimore law firm of Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School, then served a clerkship with the Honorable J. Frederick Motz, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Mr. Kinkopf also serves on the Archdiocese of Baltimore Board of Financial Administr...

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Robert Neall

Robert Neall is the Chief Executive Officer of Priority Partners Managed Care Organization (2004-present); a board member of the Medical Mutual Insurance Society of Maryland (2005-present); past Chairman of the Maryland Higher Education Labor Relations Board (2005-2012); he served as a member of the Senate of Maryland from 1996 to 2003 and was the County Executive for Anne Arundel County from 1...

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Robert L. Pevenstein

Mr. Pevenstein previously served as a member of the USM Board of Regents from 2003 to 2008. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Medical System since 2003.

Additional board service includes as Chairman of QuadraMed, a healthcare information technology company, and for companies in the telcom and mining industries. In addition he has co-founded s...

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Robert D. Rauch

A principal with the civil engineering and construction management firm, RAUCH inc, of Easton, Md. After earning his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) in 1973, Rauch began his career with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. In 1978, he served for six years as Director of Public Works and Talbot County Engineer before his move to the private...

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Frank M. Reid, III

Senior pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Baltimore City for the past 20 years. A highly regarded speaker, author, and teacher, Reid is a graduate of Harvard and Yale universities and received his doctorate in ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. His ministry has taken him to South Korea, Liberia, and England, and he served A.M.E. congregations...

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Sydney Comitz

Student Regent

* Term expires 6/30/2016

Sydney Comitz is a second year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She recently graduated Cum Laude and as a Helen P. Denit Honors Scholar, in May 2015, from UB's Merrick School of Business with a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in early entry law.

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Comitz served two consecutive years as the University of B...

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If you wish to contact a member of the Board of Regents, please use the following address:

Office of the Board of Regents
University System of Maryland
3300 Metzerott Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: 301.445.2701
Fax: 301.445.1931