Board

Meet our Board of Directors

 
    PRESIDENT

    PRESIDENT

ASHLEIGH J.F. LYNN
Commercial Litigation Associate, Venable, LLP

"Education is one of the most critical factors in personal and professional success." 

 


 VICE PRESIDENT

 VICE PRESIDENT

DR. REGINA ROMERO
Independent Consultant - Executive Coaching, Leadership Training and Organizational Development

"Nourish the mind.  Treasure the spirit.  Have faith in the long view.  These three messages are the underpinnings of my personal philosophy in navigating life.  Generation Hope was founded in many ways on these same principles."  


    TREASURER

    TREASURER

C. MARIE TAYLOR
President & CEO, Leadership Montgomery

"I believe in the power of education and exposure to communities outside of your local community.  I also know that many times, we all need a person in our corner to push and support us."


     SECRETARY

     SECRETARY

RACHEL NEEDLE
Founder and Designer of HopeRocks Jewelry

"I truly believe that by digging deep, and making a meaningful difference in one person’s life creates an incredibly ripple effect that touches the entire community, the state, our country." 


   

 

 

PAT CORNELL 
Senior Consultant, Michael J. Worth & Associates

"We have a unique opportunity through Generation Hope to have a profound impact on two generations through the gift of education.  With our support, our Scholars can reach their full potential and set an outstanding example for their children."


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CHRIS COX
Associate General Counsel for Ethics, U.S. Government

"I appreciate the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life that will last well beyond their four years in college, and I am committed to this mission."


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MARITHA GAY
Executive Director of External Affairs and Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Region

"To improve health, efforts must be focused on economic and educational attainment for youth and their families. Generation Hope mission and programming directly ties to the mission of Kaiser Permanente and my personal beliefs."


 

NICOLE GREENE
Corporate Director of Marketing and Communications, Nexus Health

"Generation Hope has touched my soul because it not only provides support to students in difficult situations, but it helps to change lives. It provides hope to people when they need it the most." 


MALITTA SEAMON
CEO, Seamon Corporation

"My goal is to serve as a bridge to individuals who are most vulnerable and most at risk in our communities."


REBECCA LINDER
Founder and CEO, Linder

"I believe deeply in giving people a chance to excel. A 'chance' doesn't mean doing it for them - a chance means exposing them to an opportunity, teaching them how to leverage it, and being there to support them as they work through their challenges." 


                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

SHERRYL NEWMAN 
Vice President and Co-owner of Promesa Consulting Group, Inc.

"I believe that hard work, perseverance, determination and effort will always win, and I believe that everyone deserves a chance to prove themselves."


ELIZABETH LINK
Founder of Project Opportunity, Bryant Alternative High School 

In loving memory of Elizabeth Link, a champion for young parents and for Generation Hope since our very beginning.   

DR. DERIONNE POLLARD
President, Montgomery College 

"There is no purer form of empowerment than access to an excellent education.   Education is the surest way to break the cycle of poverty and to uplift a person, a family, and a community." 

 

 

JESSICA TIRADO 
Senior Marketing Associate, American Chemical Society 

"Education is one component of success.  I believe when education is combined with hopefulness, dedication, and resiliency, then one's ability to be successful is enhanced."