Board of Directors

CREWBaltimore is managed by a board of directors that works together to set and accomplish the chapter’s strategic goals aimed at advancing the success of women in commercial real estate.

Serving on the CREWBaltimore board of directors is a unique opportunity for leadership and networking among other ambitious men and women working in the commercial real estate field.

All CREWBaltimore board members, directors, and committee chairs serve individual terms of one (1) year.


CREWBaltimore Board of Directors


Environmental Sustainability Leader, Amgen Inc.


Partner, CohnReznick LLP

Past President

Vice President, VDC, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


Director, Real Estate Strategic Planning, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Partner, CohnReznick LLP


Principal, Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates


Director, Real Estate Strategic Planning, Bon Secours Mercy Health


Assurance Senior Manager, RSM US LLP
Grander Capital Partners
Senior Project Manager & Team Leader, Real Projectives, LLC
General Manager, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)
Retired VP Architecture Mid-Atlantic, Penza Bailey Architects, Inc., a studio of Prime AE Group, Inc
Project Manager/Senior Mechanical Engineer, Burdette, Koehler, Murphy
Vertical Market Leader-Commercial Real Estate, Havtech
President, Budova Engineering

Reasons to Serve

  • Increased visibility within the CRE industry
  • Leadership skills and experience that benefit you and your company
  • Impact on the future of women in CRE
  • Expanded professional connections
  • Members-only events
  • Opportunity to influence direction and benefits of CREWBaltimore membership

Time Commitment

  • Two (2) hours a month for a monthly board Meeting (includes a budget meeting)

  • Attend CREWBaltimore Prospective Member Event
  • Attend Annual Membership Meeting in December
  • Attend the four (4) annual luncheons
  • Attend CREW Network Convention in the fall 


  • Annual scholarships are available to defray the cost of attending the CREW Network Convention
  • Occasional dinners are covered by the chapter
  • If meals are required for board meetings, CREWBaltimore is responsible for the meals.
  • Certain advertising that may mention board members is covered by CREWBaltimore up to two (2) times per year
  • Donation to CREW Network Foundation (board members must promote the Foundation among members)


  • Board members, per the current bylaws, must be Full Members of CREWBaltimore


  • Willing to respect the confidential nature of board deliberations

  • Willing to refrain from actions that might prove embarrassing to CREWBaltimore or CREW Network

  • Willing to make judgments on the basis of what is best for CREWBaltimore as whole, especially over any personal desires

  • Willing to be loyal to CREWBaltimore, acting in the interest of CREWBaltimore

  • Willing to act as an ambassador for CREWBaltimore and CREW Network, both to members of CREW and to the public at large

Past Presidents

2021 Kristen Ernst
2020 Kristen Schrader
2019 Nikkia Fitch
2018 Karyn Tasker
2017 Amy Lacock
2016 Howard Sobkov
2015 Karen Pecoraro
2014 Kimberly Hogan
2013 Lynda Balins
2012 Michele Cohen
2011 Joan Renner
2010 Lou Ann Dent
2009 Kim Manuelides
2008 Pamela Raymond
2007 Cynthia Bell
2006 Nelly Perkins
2005 Sheila Merritt

2003-2004 Cynthia Berman
2002 Sharon Craig
2001 Betsy Huttar2000 Emily Vaias
1999 Tracey Skinner
1998 Alison Ford
1997 Bonnie Savannah Katz
1996 Sandy Douglass
1995 Brenda Bodian
1994 Donna Creedon
1993 Cynthia Berman
1990-1992 Janet Henry
1989-1990 Katie McDonald
1988-1989 Susan Ford
1987-1988 Mary Moore
1986-1987 Barbara Hoff
1985-1986 Dottie Cunningham