Board of Child Care, a Baltimore-based not-for-profit serving youth and their families, today announced the addition of five new members to its board of directors. Joining the Board for a three year term (2023 – 2026) are: Michael Latimer, Sheila McDonald, Esq., Marciel Rojas Rosario, Dr. Derek L. Simmons Esq., Charles “Chick” Zoll.
“We are delighted to welcome our new board members. They embody the spirit of Board of Child Care and bring incredible talent, expertise and energy to the table.” said Laurie Anne Spagnola, Board of Child Care President and CEO. “We look forward to working together, using our collective strengths, creative thinking and commitment to advance the Board of Child Carepurpose in our community,” continued Spagnola.
Board Member Bios
Michael Latimer, CPA, MBA, CGMA
Michael recently retired from UnitedHealthcare in 2020, following a successful career as the Controller for their Dental & Vision Segments. In addition to joining the Board, he will serve as a member of the Board of Child Care Asset Management Committee.
Sheila McDonald, Esq.
Sheila recently retired from State government after a career that spanned two decades of service and Interaction with four governors, four comptrollers, and three treasurers. An attorney at law, she previously served as an assistant attorney general for the Maryland Attorney General Office; practiced law at a Washington, DC law firm and in-house at a Maryland manufacturer, and clerked for a District of Columbia Court of Appeals judge.
Sheila graduated from the Johns Hopkins University (1979)and from the Catholic University Law School (1982). Her nonprofit work includes serving on the board of directors of The Balanced Mind Foundation (nee CABF), a children’s mental health advocate, for eight years (three years as board president). She is a Leadership Maryland (2003) alumna.
Marciel is a Social Science Specialist Crisis Responder for the Veterans Health Administration. She offers assistance to high-risk veterans, educating them about suicide and mental illness, and collaborating with other VA crisis hotline program participants to find services for patients in need. She provides additional support to clients and their loved ones, friends, and significant others with concerns relating to the client’s mental wellness problems, referrals, benefits, and support groups. In addition to joining the Board, Marciel will also serve as a member of the Board of Child Care’s Risk, Compensation, & Outcomes Committee.
Dr. Derek L. Simmons
Currently serving as the Superintendent of Schools for Caroline County Public Schools, Dr. Simmons has worked for CCPS for over 20 years, beginning his career in 2001 as a social studies teacher at Colonel Richardson High School (CRHS). He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Salisbury University, and his Doctorate of Education in Innovation and Leadership from Wilmington University. While at WU, he was awarded the Aubrey K. Doberstein Leadership Award, presented to a graduating doctoral student for outstanding leadership and dedication to the school’s philosophy and mission. For the past several years, he has served as a member of BCC’s Denton Campus Advisory Board.
Chick is the Director of Marketing at Grief Relief in Wormleysburg, PA. Grief Relief practitioners specialize in therapy for those experiencing grief, loss, and trauma. Chick’s background also includes extensive experience in sales and marketing at Kessler’s Inc., Ritter Food Service, and Don Jacobs Insurance Services.In addition to joining the Board, Chick will also serve as a member of the Board of Child Care Asset Management Committee.
About the Board of Child Care
The Board of Child Care is a private, 501(c)3 not-for-profit that has been serving youth and their families for over 145 years. The organization’s history is rooted in faith, with its early beginnings being several orphanages operated by the United Methodist Church throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Following several mergers, first in 1960 and another in 2019, it is known today as the Board of Child Care. With a staff of 700+, an annual budget around $50 million, and its network of partners, BCC supports communities via a national footprint of programs that extend across the eastern half of the United States. Its broad spectrum of services to youth and their families includes residential, mental/behavioral health, trauma response, family support, and education. To learn more or see how you can get involved, visit boardofchildcare.org.