Board of Directors

Habitat Choptank boasts a dedicated Board of Directors consisting of Dorchester and Talbot County residents. As part of their role, Board members serve on or serve as chair of at least one committe and actively participate in board meetings; many volunteer on the building sites and take on special projects. Learn more about our directors:

Charles F. Bohn, President

Charlie is retired as a Senior Credit Officer of Citibank and Managing Director and Group Executive of the Global Power, Energy, Chemicals and Mining Group of Citi’s Corporate and Investment Bank. He was responsible for delivering Citi’s Corporate Bank services to approximately 500 global clients in those industries. He and his wife Jan live in Easton where he is active in the community serving as vice president and treasurer of the Talbot County Taxpayers Association, President of the Ratcliffe Farm Home Owners Association, and as past Treasurer and then Senior Warden of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Charlie is a volunteer mediator with Mid-Shore Community Mediation Center. With Habitat Choptank, Charlie serves on these committees: Executive, Finance and Resource Development.

Greg M. Whitten, Vice-President

Greg, of Whitten Insurance and Financial Services, has been a Nationwide Agent since 1983. Throughout his career, he has earned numerous designations and awards with Nationwide as a top performer. The company has been ranked seven times as in the top 10 of the nearly 4,000 Nationwide Insurance agencies in the United States and number one among the over 700 Nationwide agencies in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Greg holds a BS in Business Administration from Salisbury State University. He is a native of Dorche ster County and lives in Secretary where he and his family attend First United Methodist Church. Greg serves on Habitat Choptank’s Executive, Finance and Resource Development Committees.

Gerri D. McGuire, Treasurer

Gerri is part of a new chief financial officer service that TGM Group is offering to clients by providing professional financial advice and forging a plan to encourage growth and enhance profitability.  In addition, she provides accounting and tax services as part of the client service and tax groups. Gerri completed a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and Master of Science in Management in Organization Leadership.  She is a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Gerri lives in Easton. She is a member of Habitat Choptank’s Finance and Executive Committees and  with her husband Bill serves on the Partnership Committee.

Horace M. Lowman, Jr., Secretary

Horace is the First Vice President Wealth Management and Branch Manager with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in the Easton office. He has previously served as chief financial officer and director of operations for Legg Mason, Inc. Horace is a member of the Maryland Association of CPA’s and holds an AB in Accounting from Franklin and Marshall. He currently serves on the Cooke’s Hope Homeowners Association and is a past member of the Maryland Artists Equity Foundation, past Council President of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, and past Treasurer of the Arthritis Foundation of Maryland. Horace and his wife Helena live in Easton. He serves on the Resource Development and Family Selection Committees.

Ed Colaprete, Jr.

Ed works as Senior Architect with EBI Consulting. He holds a BA in Architecture from Iowa State University. Ed serves on Habitat Choptank’s Building Committee. Over the last years, he has utilized his skills and training as a LEED Accredited Professional to integrate sustainable, green building practices into our affordable home building program helping Habitat build homes that are affordable in both purchase price and long term operating costs. Ed, his wife Lois and their two daughters make their home in Cambridge.

Roy Cowdrey

Roy is Of Counsel to the firm of Booth Booth Cropper and Marriner P.C., prior to which he was a founding member of Cowdrey Thompson, P.C. and its predecessors. He retired from full time practice in 2012. His practice was largely devoted to the defense of health care providers in professional liability claims. Roy obtained both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Maryland. He resides in Easton with his wife Dael. Roy has been active in active in Talbot County for over 40 years, serving on multiple boards and participating in various activities to benefit local youth.

Judann Culver

Judann is Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer with 1880 Bank. In 2011, she was nominated and approved by peer Bank Compliance Professionals to serve on the Maryland Banker’s Association’s 2010-2012 Regulatory Affairs Committee. That same year she also completed the American Bankers Association’s Intermediate Compliance School and the Graduate School of Compliance in Risk Management. Judann holds a Masters of Business of Administration. She lives in Trappe with her husband and two children. She serves as recording secretary for the Habitat Choptank Board.

Steven P. Doehler

Steve is a construction volunteer on the Thursday Crew; he serves as co-chair of Resource Development Committee. While today retired, Steve has a background in both business and government affairs. He brings to his Board service experience with residential mortgage financing, as a staffer on the Senate Finance Committee and later with Mortgage Insurance Companies of America, a lobbying group that represents the private mortgage insurance industry. Steve and his wife Joyce live in Easton.

Scott Dorsey

Scott is an Executive Vice President with Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) a privately owned firm and provider of reliability and engineering services for the utility industry. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industries of information technology, utility, and logistics. Scott’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is currently serving on a committee responsible for the development and implementation of new industry National Electrical Safety Code standards. Scott and his wife Ruth live in Cambridge.

George F. Fox

George , a resident of Cambridge, is Principal/Owner of George J. Fox Consulting, which focuses on high pressure, long distance underground pipelines. He earned his B.S. in civil engineering from Villanova University, and his M.B.A in management from Wayne State University. George is active in the community and lends his time and expertise to numerous organizations, including St. Mary’s Refuge of Sinners, Dorchester Arts Center, Dorchester General Community Hospital Association and Rotary Club of Cambridge. George joined the Board as his wife Julie retired from her second term. He serves on the Finance and Executive Committees.

Jennifer Grier

Jennifer recently retired from Craig’s Drug Store where she had worked as a Pharmacist for over 28 years.  She continues working in the field several days per month as a substitute pharmacist across the Eastern Shore.  Jennifer and her husband Lee live in Cambridge. Over the years, she has been involved with many community organizations and projects such as the American Cancer Society and the Area Health Education Center.  She currently serves on the Health Ministries Committee at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cambridge. With Habitat Choptank, she has joined the Faith Relations Committee.

Frederick R. Haller

Fred is retired from Icelandic USA, Inc. (formerly Coldwater Seafood) where he served as purchasing/supply manager.  Fred achieved certification as a purchasing manager and was a member of the Institute for Supply Management, a global network of supply management professionals. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics.  Fred and his wife Sally live in Cambridge.  He first got involved with Habitat Choptank as a construction crew volunteer and now chairs the Building Committee.

Rev. Emanuel L. Johnson

Rev. Emanuel L. Johnson is the pastor of Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church on High Street in Cambridge. Previously, he served as pastor of Union United Methodist Church in St. Michaels through which he was a partner with Habitat Choptank in the St. Michaels Faith Build. Before arriving at Union, Rev. Johnson was pastor of The Deal Island-St. Charles Charge. Rev. Johnson is a graduate of Delaware Technical and Community College and of Wilmington University in Georgetown, Delaware. He earned his Master of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary. He is the past president of the Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity and has served as chaplain as for the St. Michaels Fire Department. Rev. Johnson is married to Nilah Purnell Johnson.

Charles A. Lyons

Chas served as chief executive officer of Post-Newsweek Media, Inc. prior to retiring in 2012. After graduating with a Masters of Arts degree in journalism from Michigan State University, he began his newspaper career as a reporter at his hometown newspaper, the Argus-Press. Chas continued with positions from editor to marketing director to CEO across seven states and Washington, D.C. Locally, he served as CEO of Chesapeake Publishing and publisher of the Star-Democrat for five years. Chas previously served as a director and president on the Board of Strathmore Hall Arts Center and a founding board member of the Montgomery County Community Foundation. He and his wife Sandra live in Oxford.

Kate Mansfield

Kate recently retired from Mansfield & Associates, LLC after a 35-year career working with dozens of not-for-profit organizations with emphasis in the management of direct mail fund raising programs. Linda currently serves on the boards of directors of United Fund of Talbot County and Soldier On. Inc. of Pittsfield, Mass and is a member of the Talbot Hospice Faith Initiative committee. She graduated from the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Mass., where she recently served as a member of the board of trustees for 13 years including seven years as chair of the board. She resides in Easton, Maryland.

Cindy Stevens

Cindy lives in Hurlock with her husband Russell. Together they own of R.C. Farms, Inc.  Cindy is a native of Dorchester County.  She is a member of Unity-Washington United Methodist Church in Hurlock.

Charles J. Weber, Jr.

Chuck is retired as director of the Dorchester County Department of Public Works. He earned his B.S. in civil engineering at the University of Maryland College Park and is licensed in the state of Maryland as a professional engineer. Chuck is an active member of his congregation at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Cambridge and also serves as Treasurer for Chesapeake Walk to Emmaus. He is a regular construction volunteer with Habitat Choptank as a member of the Wednesday Crew, chairs the Faith Relations Committee, and was a lead force with the Dorchester County Ecumenical Build. Chuck and his wife Cathy live in Cambridge.

David Willse

David has worked for 45 years in healthcare administration, insurance and informatics. He founded Willse & Associates, a third-party administrator (TPA), which was purchased in 1980 by CareFirst and managed their national and out of state portfolio until 1990. From then until 2005, he founded and managed InforMed, a data analytic and TPA. Willse and his step-son subsequently founded Allegeant; in January 2016, he sold that business to his step-son and other son. While living in Baltimore, David served on numerous boards including St. James School (alumni 66) where he chaired a capital campaign and headmaster search committee. Locally, he has been a member of the Rotary Club of Easton; most recently, he has volunteered with the Academy Arts Museums Development Council and joined the Board of Talbot Mentors. He lives in Trappe with his wife Debbie.

Emeritus Board Members

Jo Merrill

Larry Neviaser

Hugh Smith