For All Seasons Receives 2018 Outstanding Rural Community Development Award

For All Seasons Receives 2018 Outstanding Rural Community Development Award

For All Seasons was nominated and selected to receive the 2018 Outstanding Rural Community Development Award by the Rural Maryland Council for its work that substantially improves the quality of life for rural Maryland communities. The award recognized the program, project or organization that substantially improves the quality of life in at least one rural community. The award criteria evaluated dedication and creativity in providing community-oriented service(s), evidence of collaboration with relevant stakeholders to resolve social problem(s), and the use of partnerships or leveraged resources to realize community-achievement goals.

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For All Seasons Awarded CareFirst Foundation Grant to Help Upgrade to Electronic Health Records

For All Seasons Awarded CareFirst Foundation Grant to Help Upgrade to Electronic Health Records

During the past three years, For All Seasons has focused on implementing major technology upgrades federally mandated for all mental health agencies by January 1, 2019. The upgrades have included new computers for all staff members, a new server, a new phone system, cyber insurance and new firewall security for agency offices. These upgrades have positioned the agency to be ready to purchase Credible, an electronic health record system which will enable the agency to comply with the federal mandate requiring all mental health agencies to use fully certified electronic health records by January 1, 2019.

The agency was recently awarded a grant from CareFirst Foundation which will enable the purchase of Credible. This electronic health record system (EHR) will help For All Seasons ensure better care to patients by providing such things as accurate, up-to-date and complete information about patients at the point of care; enabling quick access to patient records for more coordinated and efficient care; securely sharing electronic information with patients and other clinicians; and helping providers more effectively diagnose patients, reduce medical errors and provide safer care. By adopting Credible as an EHR system, For All Seasons hopes to create a more efficient billing process overall, enabling the agency to save money and at the same time, serve more people.

According to Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director of For All Seasons, “This rounds out a five-year technology upgrade plan and we are grateful to the CareFirst Foundation who are helping us implement this transition.”

For All Seasons offers individual and group therapy, general, child and adolescent therapy, marriage and couples’ counseling, grief counseling, school-based mental health therapy, urgent care services, Rape Crisis Response, Rape Crisis Counseling and Support, 24-Hour English and Spanish Hotlines, and education and outreach programming. For further information about For All Seasons, call 410-822-1018 or visit forallseasonsinc.org.

Pictured above, left to right are Matt Dorman, CEO of Credible and Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director of For All Seasons.  For All Seasons was recently awarded a grant from CareFirst Foundation which has enabled the purchase of Credible, an electronic health record system.

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Tips for Emotional and Relationship Wellness for the New Year

Tips for Emotional and Relationship Wellness

for the New Year

By Lesa Lee, LCSW-C, Clinical Director, For All Seasons, Inc.

Life has taught me many things. One thing that I’ve learned is that I try to live a balanced life. Looking toward the new year, I am reminded as a mother, a professional, a daughter, and a wife that the coming days will be challenging at times. There may be days when I am overwhelmed. There might be days when I have tensions with my family and friends. There may be days when I replay the tapes of my childhood – questioning my own self-worth. There may be days when I feel like there is nothing going right in my life.

For me stress doesn’t show up as a thought or even a feeling. It’s when I get a stabbing pain in the back of my neck that I realize something is going on and that my life is out of balance. For a lot of my life, I just ignored this symptom and what it was saying about the imbalance that was occurring. Now, I listen to the symptoms and am more mindful of the physical and emotional changes in my body – understanding that it’s just a part of me that is stressed or overwhelmed. It is then that I ask myself, “What do I need?” Part of living a balanced life is recognizing when things are going well and when things aren’t going well. Trying to figure out how to dive into my own vulnerability and let people know that I need help is not always easy.


How do we manage the stuff in our life? Here are some tips that help me when I am facing imbalance in my life:

  • Treat others with respect. Pay it forward by being kind to a stranger.
  • Know who I am. Surround myself with different people who help me recognize my strengths and weaknesses.
  • Live the life I want to be living. Be genuine with myself.
  • Be flexible in my thinking. Set boundaries and expectations with others.
  • Be grateful. Focus on the positive before the negative.
  • Find balance and purpose in my life. I am responsible for myself and my circle.
  • Value my experiences, not my possessions.

Sometimes, it helps to talk with someone when we have imbalance in our lives as they may cause anxieties which don’t go away or our symptoms interrupt school or work. Throughout the year, For All Seasons brings awareness to the community about such issues as suicide, sexual assault, trauma, and mental health needs. For All Seasons provides Trauma Certified Individual, Family, and Group Therapy; Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry; and Crisis and Advocacy Services for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Victims of Sexual Assault, Rape and Trauma. For a same-day crisis appointment, call 410-822-1018 or visit forallseasonsinc.org.

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Easton Businesses Support For All Seasons and No Matter What. . . You Matter Suicide Prevention Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD-OCTOBER 22, 2018)

CONTACT: BETH ANNE LANGRELL, 410-822-1018

Easton Businesses Support For All Seasons and No Matter What. . . You Matter Suicide Prevention Campaign

For All Seasons hosted its 2nd Annual NO MATTER WHAT . . . YOU MATTER Suicide Prevention Campaign with a kick-off event in Easton at the Bartlett Pear Inn at 28 South Harrison Street. The free event included refreshments provided by Hair of the Dog and Piazza Italian Market and live music by Black Dog Alley. A weeklong Shop & Dine event was held from October 5-13 in Easton. The campaign’s goals were to provide some of the warning signs of suicide and tips for how to help prevent suicide, while raising funds for For All Season Suicide Prevention services.

The following Easton businesses participated in the weeklong event, donating a portion of the proceeds from their sales to For All Season: Bon Mojo, Crackerjack, Doc’s Downtown Grille, Dragonfly Boutique, Easton Acupuncture – Jen Coleman, Ebbtide Wellness, Frugalicious, Hill’s Café & Juice Bar, Krave, La De Da, Lizzy Dee, Marc|Randall,  Out of the Fire, Piazza Italian Market, Salisbury Gift & Garden, Shearer the Jeweler, Sonny’s of NY Pizza, Trade Whims, and Vintage Books and Fine Art.

Sponsors of this year’s event included A Time to Heal Physical Therapy, Ashley Insurance, Baird Wealth Management, Bartlett Pear Inn, Bay Pilates, Berrier, Ltd, Chuck Mangold Jr. of  Benson & Mangold, Computers of Easton, Curlicue, Fitness Rx, Hair o’ the Dog, Hill’s Drug Store, Kevertin Pet Resort, Kiln Born Creations, Laser Letters, Massage Plus, Mid-Shore Community  Foundation, Near & Far Media, Rise Up Coffee Roasters, Shore United Bank, Studio 2 Salon, The Trippe Gallery, Troika Gallery, West Wing Salon, and YMCA of Chesapeake. Special thanks go to Easton Business Alliance.

Suicide does not discriminate, affecting people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. Many different factors may contribute to someone making a suicide attempt. For All Seasons hopes that by discussing the signs and symptoms associated with suicide that it can raise awareness about the issue in our community.  Because family and friends are often the first to recognize the warning signs of suicide, they can be critical to helping an individual find treatment with a provider who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions.

For All Seasons provides Trauma Certified Individual, Family, and Group Therapy; Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry; and Crisis and Advocacy Services for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Victims of Sexual Assault, Rape and Trauma. For a same-day crisis appointment, call 410-822-1018.

Throughout the year, For All Seasons brings awareness to the community about such issues as suicide, sexual assault, trauma, and mental health needs.

Follow For All Seasons on Facebook to find out how to get involved. For further information, call Monika Mraz at 410-822-1018, email mmraz@forallseasonsinc.org or visit forallseasonsinc.org/youmatter.

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Pictured left to right are Senator Addie Eckardt, Allie Prell, For All Seasons NMWYM Committee Member; Katie Pittsinger, For All Seasons employee; Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director, For All Seasons; and Diane Flagler, Member of For All Seasons Board of Directors.

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For All Seasons Presents Conversation to End Sexual Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD-NOVEMBER 1, 2018)

CONTACT: BETH ANNE LANGRELL, 410-822-1018

For All Seasons Presents Conversation

to End Sexual Violence

On Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m., For All Seasons will offer a conversation to end sexual violence with speaker Don McPherson, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, activist and feminist. McPherson’s topic, “You Throw Like a Girl: A Conversation to End Sexual Violence,” will discuss one of the issues of our time – men’s violence against women.

For more than 34 years, McPherson has used the power and appeal of sports to address complex social justice issues. He has created innovative programs, supported community service providers and has provided educational seminars and lectures throughout North America.

He comments, “Women have always been in this conversation about sexual violence. Now it’s time to bring the conversation together with men and women. This discussion is directed primarily at men and focuses on language such as ‘you throw like a girl’ that sets a standard on the narrow expectations of masculinity while simultaneously establishing an understanding that girls and women are ‘less than” men.’”

He adds, “The ‘Me Too’ movement provides an opportunity for men to not just stand in solidarity with women but make real change in the root causes of sexual violence.  My presentation focuses on nurturing positive language and a healthy understanding of masculinity.”

According to Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director of For All Season, people are just trying to figure out where we go from here and what we do now that this issue is front and center in the media. She states, “Not talking about it is not an option. We need to have conversations that are pro-social and protect our families and individuals. We have to find age appropriate ways to have the conversation and by having Don here, we can start that conversation in our community.”

As an athlete, McPherson was a unanimous All-America quarterback at Syracuse University and is a veteran of the NFL and Canadian Football League. Since 1984 McPherson has delivered school and community-based programs addressing issues such as drunk driving, alcohol and substance abuse, bullying, youth leadership and mentoring.  Upon retiring from pro football in 1994, he joined Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, as National Director of Athletes in Service to America.  In 1995, McPherson turned his focus to the issue of “men’s violence against women,” as director of Sport in Society’s Mentors in Violence Prevention Program and emerged as a national leader and advocate for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence.  He has conducted workshops and lectures for more than 300 college campuses, community organizations and national sports and violence prevention organizations.  His programs and lectures have reached more than one million people.

McPherson has received several honors in recognition of his service, including the Frederick Douglas Men of Strength Award, given by Men Can Stop Rape; Champions for Change, presented by Lifetime Television; The Creative Vision for Women’s Justice, presented by the Pace University Women’s Justice Center; and a Leadership Award from the National Center for Victims of Crime.  He has served as a board member, consultant and advisor for several national organizations including the Ms Foundation for Women and the National Football Foundation and the US National Committee for UN Women.  McPherson recently joined the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University.

The For All Seasons event, to be held in the Gold Room at the Tidewater Inn at 101 E. Dover Street, is free and open to the public. To reserve your seat, visit donmcpherson.eventbrite.com or call 443-258-2130.

Throughout the year, For All Seasons brings awareness to the community about such issues as suicide, sexual assault, trauma, and mental health needs. For All Seasons provides Trauma Certified Individual, Family, and Group Therapy; Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry; and Crisis and Advocacy Services for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Victims of Sexual Assault, Rape and Trauma. For a same-day crisis appointment, call 410-822-1018.

Follow For All Seasons on Facebook to find out how to get involved. For further information, call Monika Mraz at 410-822-1018, email mmraz@forallseasonsinc.org or visit forallseasonsinc.org.

 

Caption: Don McPherson, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, activist, and feminist will speak on, “You Throw Like a Girl: A Conversation to End Sexual Violence,” discussing one of the most important issues of our time – men’s violence against women. The free event, sponsored by For All Seasons, will be held on Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tidewater Inn in Easton.

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No Matter What…You Matter Campaign Targets Suicide Prevention

The kick-off event around For All Seasons suicide prevention campaign, No Matter What . . .  You Matter, will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Bartlett Pear Inn at 28 South Harrison Street in Easton.

 No Matter What. . . You Matter Campaign
Targets Suicide Prevention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD-SEPTEMBER 10, 2018)
CONTACT: BETH ANNE LANGRELL, 410-822-1018

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) every 13 minutes someone dies by suicide and for every suicide, 25 suicide attempts are made. This fall, to help create awareness about this community mental health issue, For All Seasons kicks off its 2nd Annual NO MATTER WHAT . . . YOU MATTER Suicide Prevention Campaign the week of October 5 through 13, 2018.

The Campaign kicks off on Friday, October 5, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Bartlett Pear Inn at 28 South Harrison Street in Easton. The free event will include champagne and hors d’oeuvres and live music. The event is part of the First Friday stroll through the local galleries and shops in Easton and provides the opportunity to learn more about what For All Seasons is doing to help those in crisis. The Campaign is being organized by For All Seasons Committee Members Diane Flagler, Allie Prell, and Amy Steward. All are welcome.

In 2017, the campaign raised $20,000 from 26 participating Easton businesses. Again this year, a number of Easton businesses are participating in the weeklong event, donating a portion of sales on specific dates during the campaign week to For All Seasons’ suicide prevention work. To date, these businesses include: Bon Mojo (October 6), Crackerjacks (October 10), Doc’s Downtown Grille (October 8, 5–10 p.m.), Dragonfly Boutique (October 12), Easton Acupuncture (October 10), Ebbtide Wellness (October 9), Frugalicious (October 7), Hill’s Café & Juice Bar (October 12), Krave (October 12), La De Da! (October 6), Lizzy Dee (October 10), Marc Randall (October 12), Out of the Fire, (To Be Announced), Piazza Italian Market (To Be Announced), Salisbury Gift & Garden (October 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13), Shearer the Jeweler (October 10), Sonny’s of NY Pizza (To Be Announced), Trade Whims (October 12), and Vintage Books and Fine Art (October 12).

Sponsors of this year’s event include A Time to Heal Physical Therapy, Ashley Insurance, Baird Wealth Management, Bartlett Pear Inn, Bay Pilates, Berrier, Ltd, Chuck Mangold Jr. of  Benson & Mangold, Computers of Easton, Curlicue, Fitness Rx, Hair o’ the Dog, Hill’s Drug Store, Kevertin Pet Resort, Kiln Born Creations, Laser Letters, Mid-Shore Community  Foundation, Near & Far Media, Rise Up Coffee Roasters, Shore United Bank, Studio 2 Salon, The Trippe Gallery, Troika Gallery, West Wing Salon, and YMCA of Chesapeake. Special thanks goes to Easton Business Alliance.

Suicide does not discriminate, affecting people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. Many different factors may contribute to someone making a suicide attempt. For All Seasons hopes that by discussing the signs and symptoms associated with suicide that it can raise awareness about the issue in our community.  Because family and friends are often the first to recognize the warning signs of suicide, they can be critical to helping an individual find treatment with a provider who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), for every suicide, 25 suicide attempts are made. For All Seasons wants people to know that If they think a friend or family member is considering suicide, they should reach out and start a conversation. Talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life. The following are three steps to help people begin the conversation:

1)            Ask directly – “Are you having suicidal thoughts?” – Let them know you care.

2)            Stay and Listen – Let them share their thoughts and feelings.

3)            Get help – Connect them with a friend, family member or a therapist at For All Seasons.

Beth Anne Langrell, Director of For All Seasons, comments, “For All Seasons hopes through this campaign to create an ongoing dialogue with agencies about this growing issue in our communities.  The campaign will include dialogue circles, educational outreach and community events.  We want people to know that no matter what, they do matter.”

For All Seasons provides Trauma Certified Individual, Family, and Group Therapy; Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry; and Crisis and Advocacy Services for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Victims of Sexual Assault, Rape and Trauma. For a same-day crisis appointment, call 410-822-1018.

Throughout the year, For All Seasons brings awareness to the community about such issues as suicide, sexual assault, trauma, and mental health needs.

Follow For All Seasons on Facebook to find out how to get involved. For further information, call Monika Mraz at 410-822-1018, email mmraz@forallseasonsinc.org or visit forallseasonsinc.org/youmatter.

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For All Seasons Announces New Officers of Board of Directors

For All Seasons Announces New Officers of Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD-SEPTEMBER 10, 2018)
CONTACT: BETH ANNE LANGRELL, 410-822-1018

For All Seasons has recently announced the appointment of three new officers to its Board of Directors, John Malin of Easton, Robert Miller, MS, CPA, MST of Chestertown, and Marie DiDaniels of Easton. Malin, who has been elected President of the Board of Directors, has a PhD in Food Science and Nutrition, was born in the United Kingdom. He worked in the food industry for 30 years for Crown Cork and Seal, Unilever and retired as Chief Scientist of Mars Incorporated in 2005. His areas of specialty include food preservation, prion diseases, small animal nutrition and R&D management. He is a fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, has consulted with the US Government on food terrorism and was elected to the Cosmos Club in Washington DC in 2009 for his contribution to research in food and nutrition. Since retirement, John has worked as a Chairman of the Ambassadors Board of Johns Hopkins Project Restore fundraising for research for multiple sclerosis and is currently a board member of the Marshall Sherfield Foundation funding US post-doctoral fellows to study in the UK. He plays piano, guitar, a 1958 Hammond B3 organ and has been studying the Great Highland Bagpipes for several years. In his free time, he is a Talbot Hospice volunteer musician, performing regularly for patients.  Other local interests include the annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival, the Holy Trinity Church, Oxford concert series and the Tred Avon Yacht Club. 

Miller, who has been elected as Treasurer, is a Certified Public Accountant and Senior Financial Manager with over 25 years of progressive financial, accounting, and operations management experience.  He is currently operating RB Miller Consulting, LLC. Prior to opening his own business, he was CFO and Treasurer of Search for Common Ground in Washington, DC. He excels in building consensus and driving cooperative relationships with program staff, Boards of Directors, government agencies, clients and key stakeholders. He received his bachelor’s degree from Hiram College and his Master of Science degree in Medical Genetics from Indiana University and a Master of Science in Taxation from American University. He is a General Aviation Advanced Ground School Instructor (AGI) and a private pilot with instrument rating.

Marie DiDaniels of Easton, who has been elected Secretary, is the Chief Human Resources Office at Shore Bancshares Inc. In this role she is responsible for all human resource functions of Shore Bancshares and its subsidiaries, Shore United Bank, Avon Dixon Insurance Agency, and Wye Financial & Trust. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Rosemont College.  DiDaniels has worked in a number of industries, for both small and large organizations, including Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Corporate Express, Genzyme Transgenics, and Westside Family Healthcare. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Eastern Shore SHRM. Previously, she served on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware. 

Malin, Miller, DiDaniels join Pam Ortiz, Esq. who continues to serve as Vice President. Andrea Lange, PhD, who served as Board President for one and a half years and will stay on as a board member. According to Beth Anne Langrell, Executive Director of For All Seasons, “Andrea has been a strong president as the agency has continued to grow to serve the needs of our community. We thank her for her dedication and insights during the past few years and look forward to many more to come.”

Other board members on the For All Seasons Board of Directors include Stuart “Mickey” Elsberg, Diane Flagler, Leslie Sea, Emily Sparks, and Deborah H. Walsworth.

For All Seasons offers individual and group therapy, general, child and adolescent therapy, marriage and couples’ counseling, grief counseling, school-based mental health therapy, urgent care services, Rape Crisis Response, Rape Crisis Counseling and Support, 24-Hour English and Spanish Hotlines, and education and outreach programming. For further information about For All Seasons, call 410-822-1018 or visit forallseasonsinc.org.

Pictured above is John Malin of Easton, new Board President of For All Seasons Board of Directors.

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For All Seasons Staff Participate in Community Interpreter International Program

Mayra Torres, Bilingual Victim Advocate, and Michely Valentin, Bilingual Intake Specialist, with Ivy Garcia, Director of the Rape Crisis Center.

For All Seasons Staff Participate in Community Interpreter International Program

Two For All Seasons employees, Michely Valentin, Bilingual Intake Specialist, and Mayra Torres, Bilingual Victim Advocate, participated in a 40-hour Community Interpreter International program from June 11 to 15 at Chesapeake College, organized by the Talbot Language and Cultural Competence Committee.  The Talbot Language and Cultural Competence Committee is a multi-agency collaborative endeavor integrated by agencies such as the Talbot County Department of Social Services, Talbot County Health Department, Talbot County Public Schools, Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, Talbot County Department of Emergency Services, Choptank Community Health System, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, Easton Utilities, Chesapeake College and Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC). ChesMRC is a key partner of the Talbot Language and Cultural Competence Committee and is responsible for the project’s initiatives in the areas of interpreting and increasing cultural competence. Since the Hispanic community in the Mid-Shore is a growing section of many agencies’ clientele, the agencies wish to better serve and understand the population and its needs. Improving capacity for bilingual communication is one of the main objectives of the committee.

Participants complete the 40-hour Community Interpreter International Program organized by the Talbot Language and Cultural Competence Committee.

 

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For All Seasons Awarded CareFirst Grant for EHR

For All Seasons Awarded CareFirst Foundation Grant to Help Upgrade to Electronic Health Records

During the past three years, For All Seasons has focused on implementing major technology upgrades federally mandated for all mental health agencies by January 1, 2019. The upgrades have included new computers for all staff members, a new server, a new phone system, cyber insurance and new firewall security for agency offices. These upgrades have positioned the agency to be ready to purchase Credible, an electronic health record system which will enable the agency to comply with the federal mandate requiring all mental health agencies to use fully certified electronic health records by January 1, 2019.

The agency was recently awarded a grant from CareFirst Foundation which will enable the purchase of Credible. This electronic health record system will help For All Seasons ensure better care to patients by providing such things as accurate, up-to-date and complete information about patients at the point of care; enabling quick access to patient records for more coordinated and efficient care; securely sharing electronic information with patients and other clinicians; and helping providers more effectively diagnose patients, reduce medical errors and provide safer care. By adopting Credible as an EHR system, For All Seasons hopes to create a more efficient billing process overall, enabling the agency to save money and at the same time, serve more people.

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For All Seasons Announces New Board Members

For All Seasons Announces New Board Members

For All Seasons has recently announced the appointment of two new board members, John Malin of Easton, and Robert Miller of Chestertown.

John Malin, who has a PhD in Food Science and Nutrition, was born in the United Kingdom. He worked in the food industry for 30 years for Crown Cork and Seal, Unilever and retired as Chief Scientist of Mars Incorporated in 2005. His areas of specialism include food preservation, prion diseases, small animal nutrition and R&D management. He is a fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, has consulted with the US Government on food terrorism and was elected to the Cosmos Club in Washington DC in 2009 for his contribution to research in food and nutrition. Since retirement, John has worked as a Chairman of the Ambassadors Board of Johns Hopkins Project Restore fundraising for research for multiple Sclerosis and is currently a board member of the Marshall Sherfield Foundation funding US post-doctoral fellows to study in the UK. He plays piano, guitar, a 1958 Hammond B3 organ and has been studying the Great Highland Bagpipes for several years. In his free time, he is a Talbot Hospice volunteer musician, performing regularly for patients.  Other local interests include the annual Easton Monty Alexander Festival, the Holy Trinity Church, Oxford concert series and the Tred Avon Sailing Club.

Robert Miller, MS, CPA, MST, is a Certified Public Accountant and Senior Financial Manager with over 25 years of progressive financial, accounting, and operations management experience.  He is currently operating RB Miller Consulting, LLC. Prior to opening his own business, he was CFO and Treasurer of Search for Common Ground in Washington, DC. He excels in building consensus and driving cooperative relationships with program staff, Boards of Directors, government agencies, clients and key stakeholders. He received his bachelor’s degree from Hiram College and his Master of Science degree in Medical Genetics from Indiana University and a Master of Science in Taxation from American University. He is a General Aviation Advanced Ground School Instructor (AGI) and a private pilot with instrument rating.

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