ESHS Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance Committee; Founder Black Island Capital LLC, Annapolitan Investment Group, Inc.
What attracted you to becoming affiliated with Elizabeth Seton High School?
Personally, I have been very fortunate to be a beneficiary of Catholic education. I knew I was at a point where I needed to give back and help others benefit from the opportunities I had as a youth. Originally, it was Sister Ellen Marie and the students that attracted me to the School, but after learning about the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Vincentian Charism and the mission of the Daughters of Charity, I knew Elizabeth Seton High School was a place where I could strive to make a difference.
What are your goals for your contribution to our Board?
I was 33 years old when I joined the Board at Elizabeth Seton, so I didn’t yet have a lot of Board experience. Initially, I was a member of the Finance Committee before being asked to be Chair and then to join the full Board. During my time on the Board, Seton has launched many new academic programs, including the LEAD and Pre-law programs, completed the installation of the new track and turf field, and renovated the library. While there is still much work to be done, the Board is motivated and energetic. I am confident that a lot can be accomplished and great things lie ahead for Seton.
I hope to work with the board members to continually push forward to improve school infrastructure, ensure a qualified and driven staff, and provide Sister Ellen Marie the resources and environment necessary to allow our students to flourish morally, mentally and physically during their time at Seton.
What are some of your prior board leadership experiences or volunteer service?
Prior to my time at Seton I worked with various Catholic charities in Baltimore City during my time at Loyola University of MD and in Washington, DC while at Georgetown University. I also have supported and continue to support Hospice of the Chesapeake.