Leslie Seid Margolis
Leslie joined Abilities Network’s Board in 2013. She currently serves on the Project ACT Advisory Board and Executive Committee. She served on the 2014 50th Anniversary Steering Committee. As an attorney at Disability Rights Maryland, Leslie is an advocate for individuals with disabilities. Leslie and her family arranged a beautiful luncheon with music as a fundraising event in 2016.
Leete A. Garten, Esquire
Leete joined Abilities Network’s Board in 2011 and is a member of the Finance Committee. He is an attorney with Fedder & Garten. Prior to joining the firm, Leete was the sole law clerk for the three Judges of the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore City.
Mike joined Abilities Network’s Board of Directors in 2013 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee. Additionally he played an active role on Abilities Network’s 50th Anniversary Steering Committee which planned a year of celebratory events in 2014. He was active in securing sponsorships for the agency’s 5K Run and 2K Fun Walk annual signature fundraiser. Mike also co-chaired the bowling event in 2016.
Andrew has been a member of Abilities Network’s Board since 2011. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Senior Services Advisory Committee. He served on the 2014 50th Anniversary Steering Committee. Andrew is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
Maxine has been involved with Abilities Network since 2000. Maxine is also a member of the Project ACT Advisory Board and Executive Committee. She served on the 2014 50th Anniversary Steering Committee. Maxine is the owner of Playkeepers. Maxine and Playkeepers have sponsored the Project Act annual conference for the past three years.
Grant joined the Executive Committee in 2018. Grant was educated at Columbia University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics and Mathematics. He currently works at T. Rowe Price as an Associate Analyst in the Media & Telecommunications Fund.
Members of Board of Directors
The Beliveau Group of Keller Williams Legacy
Tina has been involved with Abilities Network since 2014 and joined the Board in July 2015. Tina was a contributor and committee member for Love Abilities 5K Run & 2K Fun Walk. Tina was the co-chair of the committee that organized a bowling event to raise money for Abilities Network. She is the Founder and CEO of The Beliveau Group of Cummings & Company Realtors.
Sam has been a member of Abilities Network’s Board since 2011. Since then, Sam and his family have generously supported Abilities Network’s annual 5K Run/2K Fun Walk event with free ice cream sundaes, to the delight of children and adults alike. Sam also provided ice cream for our bowling fundraiser. He resides in Montgomery County.
Donald Knight Dearie III
Donald is a Financial Advisor/Senior Portfolio Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Columbia.
Perry Jay Foreman, M.D.
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Dr. Foreman joined Abilities Network’s Board in 2014 and is the Chair of the Epilepsy Professional Advisory Board. He is the Director of the Epilepsy Center at Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.
Kendra Heyde, CPA, MBA
Kendra joined Abilities Network’s Board in July 2015. She is an internationally experienced financial executive with experience within businesses that are rapidly growing, complex, and entrepreneurial. Kendra was member of the 2015 Love Abilities 5K Run & 2K Fun Walk Committee.
William A. Kessler
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company- Retired
Bill has been a member of Abilities Network’s board since 2012 and is a member of the Finance Committee. Bill was a Senior Project Manager with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.
Stephanie A. McGuire, CPA
Ellin & Tucker
As a Principal in the Audit, Accounting and consulting Department of Ellin & Tucker and member of the firm for more than a decade, Stephanie is a trusted advisor and engagement team member for a significant number of the firm’s most prominent clients in the construction, not-for-profit, and manufacturing and distribution industries, as well as employee benefit plans.
Blue & Obrecht Realty, LLC
David has been involved with Abilities Network since 2002. David was a member of the Executive Committee and supports networking among Board members. He served on the 2014 50th Anniversary Steering Committee and has served as past president of the Board. David is a Senior Vice President at Blue & Obrecht Realty.
Lauren Elizabeth Pierce
Lauren graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a major in Nutritional Applied Sciences and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. Lauren currently works at SPARKS! Marketing Communications as the Operations and Client Services Manager.
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Dan joined Abilities Network’s Board in 2012 and is a member of the Finance Committee. Dan is a Senior Project Manager with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.
Mel Riebe, Jr.
Mel is a Lot Attendant at Home Depot and is currently writing a book on his experiences with Epilepsy.
Brandon M. Scott
Baltimore City Councilman-District 2
Brandon joined the Abilities Network Board in July 2015. He is a community leader, public servant and lifelong resident of Baltimore City. Brandon began his service to the people of Baltimore as a Site Program Specialist for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Maryland.
Leslie is an integral part of Playkeepers, Inc. a group of Child Care Centers located in Baltimore County. She is a results-oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional, with a successful record of accomplishments in the School Age Child Care field.
Kyle is the President of ACCESS Nursing Services of Maryland. He is responsible to ensure all facets of the business are in complete compliance with ACCESS Policies and Procedures, Federal, State and Local regulation, Medicaid regulation and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Home care. Kyle sponsored an event for our Senior Services/ Move Management program.
Paul Trinkoff, Esquire
Miles & Stockbridge
Paul is a long time board member of Abilities Network. Throughout the years he has played an active role in a variety of fundraisers and other events. He currently practices law at Miles & Stockbridge.
RBC Wealth Management
Chris joined Abilities Network’s Board in 2014 and is a member of the Finance Committee. He is a First Vice President – Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management.