Board

J. Michael Brennan, Chair

Partner, Miles & Stockbridge

 

Kim Sherman, Vice Chair

Sr. Relationship Manager Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Joe Noone, Treasurer

Vice President of Risk Management, Transamerica Life & Protection

 Joe Noone is the Vice President of Risk Management at Transamerica Life Insurance Company. With his BA in Accounting, along with a CPA certification, he has proven experience and knowledge. Noone has volunteered with various other charities through Transamerica and United Way. Noone started as a volunteer with HFHC after his first house dedication. He saw value in the program and the impact it had on the lives of the participants. Noone currently serves as the Tresurer in HFHC's board. He has served in several committees, including the Executive, Finance, and Impact Campaign committee.

 

David A. Miller, Secretary

Senior Vice President Finance, Revere Bank


Robert Altieri

Executive Vice President and President of the Mortgage Division, Howard Bank

 

John Bond

Principal, Equity Research Analyst, Brown Advisory

John Bond serves as an equity research analyst at Brown Advisory, covering the technology infrastructure sector.   He has more than 15 years of experience in capital markets and investing. He is a member of the Habitat Chesapeake Development Committee. This committee’s major role is to develop and oversee the implementation of the organization’s fundraising strategies for both operating funds and capital projects.

 

Steve Buck

Retired

After a 30-year career in the animal health industry, Steve decided to retire early and pursue more personally satisfying goals. Steve started with the Arundel Habitat affiliate in 2002 volunteering in real estate acquisition and construction. He served on the Arundel board of directors between 2003 and 2009. After the merger, Steve continued on the board of the merged affiliate and was a member of the Executive Committee until 2012.Steve returned to the board in January of 2015. Steve was born and raised in North Baltimore, but has been an Anne Arundel County for twenty five years.

 

Arnold Carter

Bell Captain, Marriott International

 

Mark D. Case

Vice President, Baltimore Gas & Electric

Mark Case is vice president of strategy and regulatory affairs. His responsibilities include electric and gas energy supply, PJM load settlement, customer choice programs, and regulatory and pricing issues before the Maryland Public Service Commission. He also leads BGE's demand response and energy efficiency programs, and serves as an executive sponsor to the company's smart grid initiative.

 

Bernice Coles

CEO, Bernice Coles Unlimited, LLC

Bernice Coles has over twenty years’ experience as a classroom teacher and workforce development professional. Drawing on her experience as a program manager, recruiter and job readiness instructor Coles brings vast experience as a networker, community resource liaison and professional speaker to her board position. Coles is involved as a board member in the Family Empowerment Committee. She has offered personalized counseling and support to homeowners. With crisp insight and solutions in mind her sage advice assist home owners during their times of personal transition as new home owners. As a spokesperson, Coles has represented Habitat Chesapeake on local morning television show, special events, Women Build projects, and at a home buying seminar. She has also attended many house dedications as well.

 

Michael Gross

Chief Information Officer, Catholic Charities

 

Roderick Hairston

Pastor, Messiah Community Church

As the founding pastor of Messiah Community Church, Pastor Rod Hairston passionately engages people with practical teaching and encourages people to live authentic lives that make a difference. He believes a healthy and vibrant church community that emphasizes clear biblical teaching, emotional wholeness, and gracious community is the best way to transform lives. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Pastor Rod served 14 seasons as team chaplain of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, earning two Super Bowl rings. With a passion for building men, he speaks regularly at NCAA & NFL team gatherings, men’s & marriage conferences, and corporate leadership meetings nation-wide. He is the author of Cover Her, a book written to inspire men of all ages to provide a safe place for the ladies in their lives, physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially.

 

Edward Haladay AIA

Principal, Edward Paul Haladay Partners

The architectural practice of Edward Paul Haladay Partners has focused on the design of Custom Home & Condo Residential, Resort & Hotel, and Club & Commercial projects. Prior to establishing the firm, Edward was a Principal in the Baltimore offices of RTKL Associates and the Design Collective, where he led architectural/planning design teams. He has also practiced in Boston, Paris, and Copenhagen, and was educated at MIT where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Scholar. His work has been widely published, has received numerous awards, and he has lectured at the University of Cincinnati, NC State and the Harvard Graduate School of Architecture.

As a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, he has assisted staff in designing/managing the Fayette Street project of 9 new-build factory-fabricated rowhouses, and continues to assist in issues of architecture and the procuring of pro bono professional services volunteers.

 

Lyn Harper

Principal, Mercer, Inc.

Lyn is a member of the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Executive, Governance and Planning Committees.  She is a principal with Mercer in Talent, providing consulting in both staff and executive compensation and total rewards, performance evaluation, goal setting and strategic alignment, and leadership development to clients in the higher education, healthcare, technology, utilities and other tax-exempt sectors.  Prior to her work in human resources, Lyn spent 24 years providing strategic, operational and financial guidance to real estate, private and public pension funds and various other tax-exempt entities throughout the United States.  She is a Director of People’s Water Company and also volunteers as open water registration captain for Swim Across America.  A resident of Baltimore, Lyn graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Planning and subsequently earned an MBA from UVA’s Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

 

Edwin Howe, III, P.E.

Director of Development and New Business, Enterprise Homes

Edwin (Ned) Howe is Vice President of New Business for Enterprise Homes, Inc. In this role, he manages and supports development staff through the entitlement process, and pursues new development opportunities for rental and homeownership communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. In his 7 years with Enterprise Homes, Ned has been instrumental in land acquisition and development of affordable and market rate communities. Several of these
developments, such as The Greens at Irvington Mews and The Greens at Hammonds Lane, have earned awards of distinction from industry publications and organizations. Prior to joining Enterprise, Ned was the vice president of land development for the Maryland division of Beazer Homes Corp., a national homebuilder. At Beazer, Ned managed the land development department to support annual home sales of 400 to 600+ units. Two of Ned’s projects earned land development awards of achievement from the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

Ned’s experience also includes over 16 years of site planning, civil engineering and environmental engineering for municipal, residential, commercial, institutional and industrial development projects throughout the metropolitan Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic regions, as a
consulting engineer with KCW Engineering Technologies, Inc.

He is a licensed professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and an executive M.B.A. from Loyola University. Ned serves on the board of directors as a member of the Planning Committee of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, which operates in the Baltimore/
Annapolis metropolitan area, and is a travel baseball coach for the Catonsville Cubs.

 

Gregory Lechner

Managing Director, OneMain Financial

A Chair of the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Development Committee and Board member since 2009. Greg is an Executive Vice President at Citi's OneMain Financial and has been with Citi since 1993. Greg graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He currently resides in Ellicott City, MD and along with his wife, Elaine and two children are active Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

 

Owen Rouse

Director, Manekin, LLC.

Owen Rouse has been a part of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake for almost two decades in roles of various committees, as well as a term Board President.  

When not engaged in Habitat activities, Owen has been a part of the regional commercial real estate investment firm of Manekin, LLC for over twenty years.  He is responsible for the firm’s capital raising activities, selection an underwriting of investments and communication with the Firm’s institutional investment partners.  He has served in a number of leadership roles in his industry as president of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (local chapter) and CORFAC International, one of world’s largest commercial real estate services organizations.

Past board memberships include the Saint Joseph Medical Center Foundation and the Patient Safety Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council for Stevenson University.

A resident of Baltimore, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University in Maryland.

 

Stephanie Shack

Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Corporate Office Properties Trust