Board of Directors

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Nicholas C. Richardson

Board President

Nick Richardson became a member of the Foundation Board in September 2017, became the Board Vice President in 2019 and Board President in 2023. Now retired, he was most recently a senior commercial lender and senior vice president at Fulton Bank, with over 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Other former employers include M&T Bank, Wilmington Trust, Chevy Chase Bank and Mercantile Safe-Deposit & Trust Bank. A graduate of the University of Richmond, he lives in Towson with his wife Anita. They have two grown sons. Hobbies include reading, golfing, sailing, hiking and gardening.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?
“Being a part of the Foundation allows me to help ensure the library reaches the communities it serves as it continues to be vibrant and evolving. My interest is in seeing the library make the most of technological changes as it remains focused on fostering a love of reading in young people and, hopefully, a love for libraries.”

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Kelley E. McGeehan

Board Vice President

Kelley McGeehan became a member of the Foundation Board in June 2021 and became Board Vice President in 2023. She is the principal consultant of McGeehan Research, LLC. Kelley started her company more than ten years ago to help nonprofits with strategic development research. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Maryland. Kelley serves on the advisory board of APRA and the membership committee of AFP. Previously she served on the PTA board of Pot Spring Elementary School.

Kelley lives in Timonium with her four boys and the ruler of the house, their pandemic pup, Lucy. In her spare time, she is an avid hiker, concert-goer and traveler.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?

“Some of my earliest and fondest childhood memories are being engrossed in books. I loved the adventure of walking to the local library and exploring what the shelves had to offer and stories to explore. To this day, I carry a book with me most places whether it is on a hike, traveling or to read while waiting for one of my boys’ sporting events to begin. The library has always been a much-loved resource and destination for my entire family. I am thrilled to be a part of Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library.”

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Regina Z. Sanderoff

Board Treasurer

Regina Z. Sanderoff joined the board of directors in May of 2019 and became Board Treasurer in 2023.  She currently works for Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) as Director of Support Services and has a background in finance and accounting. Prior to joining BGE, Regina worked for Global Payments, an International Credit Card Processing Company. Regina has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Maryland, University College. She currently lives in Owings Mills with her husband Mike and their two daughters, Ayla and Maya. 

In her free time, Regina enjoys reading, yoga, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?

“Libraries hold books, and books hold worlds of wonder. As an avid reader, I have traveled all over the world, to imaginary lands, back in time and through space. Now, as a parent, my children love the magic of books as much as I do. I joined the Foundation to spread that love in support of our libraries.”


Scott Brown

Board Member

Scott Brown is a Vice President and Senior Business Banking Relationship Manager at M&T Bank. With over 15 years of experience, he enjoys working with small businesses and non-profits to help them achieve their goals. Scott is a graduate of Stevenson University and also serves as Vice President of the board of Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc (CHAI), an agency of The Associated.

Scott lives in Lutherville with his wife Lindsey and two daughters.  In his spare time, Scott enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and watching the Ravens.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?

"Growing up in Baltimore County, I spent many hours enjoying, and volunteering at, the library. As a father, I do my best to instill a love of reading and learning into my daughters. We love going to the Towson and Cockeysville branches as a family. I am excited to serve on the board of Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library to do my part to help everyone enjoy the many resources and services that the library has to offer."

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Todd Carpenter

Board Member

Todd Carpenter, the executive director for the National Information Standards Organization, rejoined the Board of Directors in 2023 after previously serving from May 2009-June 2019. While on the Board, Todd served as Board Vice President.

Todd holds a B.A. in German and Philosophy from Syracuse University and a M.S. in Marketing from The Johns Hopkins University, and has worked for Johns Hopkins University Press and BioOne. Todd has also served as treasurer of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

Todd and his wife Colette have two children who are “avid readers and love the Towson Branch of BCPL.” In his spare time he enjoys cooking, photography and technology.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?
“Libraries are among the last public indoor space and provide access to many who lack the same access and resources to information rescues. Libraries such as Baltimore County Public Library can provide a nurturing environment where children from all backgrounds can engage their intellects as well as foster a love of reading and understanding. Public cultural institutions like Baltimore County Public Library need our support and expertise to advance their mission to support our community.”

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Marisa Conner

Board Member

Marisa Conner joined the Foundation Board in October 2019. She is a retiree of Baltimore County Public Library, where she served as the Youth and Family Engagement manager for 14 years. Marisa previously worked as an educator and specialist in Baltimore County Public Schools and as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. She is the current co-chair of the Baltimore County Early Childhood Advisory Council. Marisa is an early literacy consultant for Too Small to Fail and the LaundryCares Foundation. She has a Masters of Education from Loyola College, an advanced certificate in early childhood education and school administration from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Towson University.

Marisa lives in Middle River with her husband Ron. In her free time, she enjoys reading, sailing and kayaking.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?

"As a child, an educator, an employee and a customer, the library has always been a place of joy and discovery for me. I have experienced the profound impact the library has on the community by providing equal access to an outstanding collection of books and materials, programs, information and opportunities that support and enrich the lives of so many."

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Emily Devan

Board Member

Emily Devan is an attorney at the firm of Miles & Stockbridge.  She is a Baltimore County native who attended the University of Chicago and the University of Maryland School of Law. She lives with her husband and dog in Baltimore. In her free time she enjoys reading, walking her dog and cooking. Emily joined the Board in November of 2018.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?

"I have always been a bookworm and that love was encouraged by weekly trips to Baltimore County Public Library throughout my childhood. I loved being able to find almost any book and not having to worry about the cost. I want to continue to make books and education accessible."

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Brynn Devereaux

Board Member

Brynn Devereaux is the director of Operations and Marketing for Coyle Studios, a commercial photography, photo restoration, and custom framing studio in Towson. Brynn is also president of the American Marketing Association Baltimore chapter and has volunteered for a number of organizations, including the MedStar Franklin Square Auxiliary and Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Area Council. In her free time, Brynn enjoys reading, sewing and swimming.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?

"Libraries are essential to our community in so many ways. From providing personal and professional resources to creating interesting community programming to supplying a safe space to learn and explore, libraries help communities grow and thrive. My father was an avid reader, and my mother is a librarian. They instilled a love and appreciation of libraries into me, and I think that it is important to not only support libraries, but help the community in which they support."

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Joan Drebing

Board Member

Joan Drebing joined the board of directors in January of 2020. She currently works as the senior manager of Donor Relations for The Arc Montgomery County. She has worked in fundraising and development since 1996. Prior to joining the The Arc, Joan worked for Jewish Community Services, an agency of the Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore as manager of Resource Development. Joan has also served as development director for Mother Seton Academy, an independent middle school in Baltimore. Joan has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She currently lives in Lutherville with her husband Dave and their twins, Ryan and Emma.

In her free time, Joan enjoys reading, baking, watching the Ravens play and spending time with family and friends.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?

"My love for reading and the Baltimore County Public Library system can be traced back to the late 1970s, when I served as a circulation assistant at the Towson Branch. I have such fond memories of working at the library. It was a treat to see the new books as soon as they came out. Joining the Board provides a wonderful way for me to give back to an organization I truly love."

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Zachary Miller

Board Member

Zachary Miller joined the Foundation Board in February 2022. He is an attorney at the firm Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP. Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Zak practiced for several years in the Baltimore area focusing on products liability, medical malpractice, insurance defense, commercial litigation, premises liability, construction defects and personal injury.

Zak attended the University of Maryland School of Law and received his Bachelor of Arts from Elizabethtown College where he played on the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team. Zak lives in Parkton with his wife and two dogs.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?

"I joined the Foundation because I believe that a community’s public library is the central cornerstone of a strong and vibrant community. I see a library as the main hub for members of the community to come together and exchange ideas as well as learn about different areas. By serving as a board member for the Foundation I have the opportunity to help promote the valuable and important resources that the library provides the local community, including internet access, meeting rooms and, of course, books — as well as the Foundation’s core mission, which is to get the residents of Baltimore County to explore, learn, create and connect."

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Stephen Shutz

Board Member

Stephen Shutz joined the Board in June 2016, and served as the Board Treasurer from 2019-2023. He is a portfolio manager - partner at Brown Advisory, Inc. Steve, who has a B.S. in Finance from Frostburg State University, is also on the Board of KIPP Baltimore, is a member and former president of the Municipal Bond Club of Baltimore and is a member of the Baltimore CFA Society.

In his spare time, Steve coaches his daughter’s under-11 lacrosse team and is involved with the local PTA. He and his wife live in Catonsville with their three daughters.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?
“Today’s public libraries face an environment of rapidly changing consumer demands. Baltimore County Public Library system is a national leader, and Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library provides critical support toward the library system’s future goals. I am part of a family of avid readers and have three young daughters who love visiting the Catonsville Branch. I am happy to serve the Foundation and support the continued growth of the entire system.”

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Susan Waxter

Board Member

Susan Waxter retired from Baltimore County Public Library in 2013 after 10 years in Planning & Projects in the Administration and joined the Foundation board of directors in January 2017. She grew up in Baltimore and holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College and an M.B.A from the University of Virginia. After 30 years working in the banking industry in several eastern cities, she returned to Baltimore in 2001, where she enrolled in the University of Maryland and earned her Masters of Library Science. Her work at Baltimore County Public Library mirrored her banking career, and included strategic planning, project management and data analysis. The years at Baltimore County Public Library were very rewarding, both professionally and personally, as she has many friends from the library world.  She also supports the library efforts of her college and the Smithsonian.

Since retirement, Susan volunteers at the Maryland Zoo and as treasurer for her homeowners' association. She travels all over the country and the world. As of August 2015, she had visited all 50 US states. Other interests include hiking and attending concerts and movies with friends.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?
"Very simply, I want to give back to this library for making the last ten years of my professional life so wonderful. I believe very strongly in libraries as a gathering place and a positive influence in each branch's community."


Anne Winter West

Board Member

Anne West is a native Baltimorean with a BA from Brown University and a MAS from Johns Hopkins University. Anne is married to State Senator Christopher West, and they have one son. She is retired, having worked for Mayor William Donald Schaefer, T.Rowe Price and Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is a dedicated to the arts and is a fierce education advocate, serving as vice chair of the Maryland State Arts Council.

Anne is devoted to Baltimore County Public Library and the Foundation. She is currently secretary of the Library Board of Trustees.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?
“Libraries today are much more than just books. For many, they are the means to apply online for jobs, get free legal advice and learn valuable skills, and they contribute to early childhood learning and development. One of my continuing missions is to further literacy in Maryland, which aligns with the mission of the Foundation.”

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Ellen York

Board Member

Ellen York joined the Foundation Board in July 2016, and served as the first woman president of the Board from 2019-2023. She is the Head of Global Trading and Investment Compliance at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and has a J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Baltimore School of Law and B.A. (magna cum laude) from McDaniel College.

Ellen lives in Cockeysville with her husband, son and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, knitting and competing on a trivia team.

Why join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library?
"I recognize the importance of the library in the Baltimore County community. It is certainly not just about physical books. The library provides key programming for a variety of ages and topics, whether it’s related to literacy, technology, education or job hunting."


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