Board of Directors

Joan E. Thomas

Joan Thomas is a native of Michigan, lived and worked in Maryland, and for the past 17 years Bethany Beach has been her home.  She was employed in the Development offices at Georgetown University Medical Center and the Beebe Medical Foundation.

Amanda "Ami" Leaming

Amanda Leaming was born and raised in Dover, attended Wesley College, and is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Wilmington University.

Brian M. Ellis, Esq.

Brian Ellis is a partner in the Georgetown and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware offices of Morris James, LLP.

Carl M. Schloegel
Chair

Carl M. Schloegel was employed for 38 years in the Information Technology field.  He retired in 2008 after serving more than 20 years as a Senior Manager at AstraZeneca and its predecssor companies.

Donna L. West
Vice Chair

Donna L. West retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Quarantine, after a 33 + year career.

John B. Pitchford
Secretary

John Pitchford retired in 2014 as Director of Departmental Initiatives and International Affairs, Federal Grain Inspection Service, US Department of Agriculture where he led a division devoted to breaking down barriers to international grain trade. 

Katherine Davison

Katherine Davison is a retired Account Representative for Comcast Spotlight, the advertising division of COMCAST, covering the entire Salisbury DMA.

Laura Lee Mason, Ed.D.

Laura Lee Mason currently works as an Academic Advisor and Lead Adjunct Faculty for Wilimington University.  Before moving to Rehoboth Beach, Laura worked for AOL as a Senior Manager in Software Quality Assurance.

Wayne Knaub

Wayne Knaub is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with RMS Maintenance in Paramus, NJ. 

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