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.

George F. Fox, Vice-President

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.

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.

Jennifer Grier, Secretary

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.


Paul D. Brandt, OD

Paul is self-employed with Cambridge Family Eye Care, LLC and has been in private practice since 1981. He earned a BS in Biology from Bucknell University and his OD from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  He has been a member of the Maryland Optometric Association for 39 years serving on the Board of Directors for 13 years, two of which as president. Paul received MOA’s ‘Optometrist of the Year’ in 1992 in recognition of dedicated and loyal service to the profession. He also maintains membership in the Eastern Shore Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Paul’s community service has included membership in the Cambridge Lions Club and service on the Boards of Dorchester County Library and Dorchester General Hospital completing a term as President with each. Most recently, he was a director on the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce Board to which he also completed a term as President. He and his wife, Jennifer Goddard Brant PA-C, live 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.

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.

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.

Eric M. Lowry

Eric is employed with Chesapeake College as a Technology Support Analyst. Previously, he worked for Baltimore City for 35 years as a Land Surveyor, Computer Technician, and Programmer Analyst and retired from city government in 2002. Eric was born and raised in Baltimore and now resides in Unionville with his wife Harriett. He is a Vietnam Veteran serving in the United States Army, 25th Infantry Division and later in the Army Reserves as a programmer analyst. He received the Bronze Star Medal – Vietnam.  Eric attended the Community College of Baltimore County and received several Certificates and Credited Course Work in the field of Information Technology.

Eric is a founding member and President of the Frederick Douglass Honor Society created in 2009.  His civic involvement also includes membership in the NAACP Talbot County Branch; a lifetime member of the Blake-Blackston American Legion, Post 77; lifetime member and 1st Vice President of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 648; and lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5118. Eric is also a proud Talbot Mentor.

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.

Lawrence A. Neviaser

After graduating from Ohio University, Larry made his career in the automobile business.  He owned Neviaser Toyota Dodge in Easton for 26 years until 2007 and was a partner in Automotive Restorations, Inc/Vintage Racing Services in Stratford, Connecticut until this year.

He and his wife, Peggy, have been volunteers with Habitat Choptank since the early days of the affiliate.  He served on the Board from 1996 to 2004 and served two terms as president.  He was a founding member of the Easton Affordable Housing Board and has worked on several other non-profit boards over the years.  Larry has lived in Easton since 1979 and currently he and Peggy reside in Tilghman.  He is a realtor with Benson and Mangold Real Estate.

Phyllis Peters Rambo

Phyllis lives in Oxford with her partner Gordon Graves. In her most recent employment prior to retirement, she worked as a project manager and principal consultant for Ciber Enterprise Solutions Group in Denver, CO. She studied Psychology at Temple University, Management at Rider University and holds a BS in Management of Human Resources from Thomas Edison University.

Phyllis began volunteering with Habitat Choptank in 2006. She has served as co-chair of the Family Selection Committee, volunteered at the ReStore, and most recently chaired the Women Build Committee for the Women Build house. She volunteered on the construction crew, helped with fundraising, and tackled administrative duties for the project. Her community involvement includes membership of the Oxford Garden Club, of which she is a past Vice-President and President, the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, and Talbot County Master Gardeners. Phyllis served as a trustee of the Oxford Community Center from 2007-2015. As Vice President with the Center, she worked on the capital campaign to plan and oversee a $3.5 million dollar restoration of the facility.

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.

Emeritus Board Members

Jo Merrill

Larry Neviaser

Hugh Smith