Building relationships between Fort Detrick and the Region

Board Members

President

Tom Gladstone

Tom Gladstone

Mr. Gladstone is a Senior Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, a large technology management consulting firm.

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Executive Director

Gloria Parsley

Gloria Parsley

Gloria comes to the Fort Detrick Alliance with an extensive background in managing international, nonprofit associations. Gloria owned Association Services International, Inc., a contract management company where she served as Executive Director for The Bioelectromagnetics Society (1986-2013), The Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine (1998-2009), and the Maryland Foster Parent Association (2010-2011).

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Vice President

Harold E. Modrow, Ph.D.

Harold E. Modrow, Ph.D.

Dr. Harry Modrow is a Senior Scientist at Leidos (formerly SAIC) in Frederick and Co-Chair of the Education Committee for the Fort Detrick Alliance ....

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Secretary

James R. Swearengen, DVM, DACLAM, DACVPM

James R. Swearengen, DVM, DACLAM, DACVPM

A resident of Frederick, Maryland since 1994, Dr. Swearengen is currently the Comparative Medicine Veterinarian for the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center on Fort Detrick.

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Treasurer

Christine Limparis

Christine Limparis

With 25 years of experience, Christine, a certified public accountant, leads The Fort Detrick Alliance Finance Committee with expertise in tax and reporting requirements of not-for-profit organizations.

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Board Members

Alanka Brown, Ph.D.

Alanka Brown, Ph.D.

Alanka P. Brown is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Frederick Community College.

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Ashley Collier

Ashley Collier

Born in Manhattan, and transplanted to Dallas, Texas at the age of 3, Collier spent much of her youth on the family farm. Before her Junior Year of High School began, Collier moved to Westminster, Maryland, where she pursued an internship with Congressman Roscoe G Bartlett of the 6th District Maryland. Collier graduated high school with over 800 service hours, all while maintaining a part-time job, involvement with her local church, and her other extracurricular activities.

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Cheryl Hull

Cheryl Hull

Ms. Cheryl Hull is the Director of Operations at the Frederick Office of The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF).

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Frank Blanchard

Frank Blanchard

Frank Blanchard is the Director of Public Affairs for Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. and a board member of the Fort Detrick Alliance.

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Gilroy Gotiangco

Gilroy Gotiangco

Gilroy G. Gotiangco, is President and founder of DeltaStrac LLC, a consulting and technology services company based in Maryland. He has over 25 years of experience in DoD, federal and commercial experience providing project management and information management and technology services.

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Gino Auteri

Gino Auteri

Gino Auteri, Colonel, USAF, Retired is a Senior Director for Military Health System and Veterans Administration Business Development with General Dynamics Information Technology.

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Helen Propheter

Helen Propheter

Helen Propheter was appointed Director of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development in 2012.

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Henry "Hank" Abromson

Henry "Hank" Abromson

Henry "Hank” Abromson represents businesses and individuals in a variety of corporate and real estate matters that include the negotiation and preparation of contracts in the purchase and sale of businesses, real estate, and leases. He counsels clients in the establishment of various business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, joint ventures and general and limited partnerships. He also assists clients with federal and state trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection, as well as e-commerce and cyber-law matters such as domain name disputes, software license agreements, and website agreements.

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Kassie Lewis

Kathleen “Kassie” Lewis is Director of the Washington County Department of Business Development. Lewis will serve as the primary sales and development driver for the County and act as staff liaison to the Economic Development Commission Board. Lewis will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic programs to encourage business relocation, retention, and expansion in Washington County. She will continue building on the work of DBD staff and further forge partnerships with state, local and community organizations while connecting with existing businesses to help them navigate retention and expansion resources.

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Linda Morgan

Linda Morgan

Assistant Treasurer, Linda Morgan is President and Owner of Support Unlimited, Inc. which provides customized bookkeeping and back office support to the small and emerging business community.

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Matthew Rittler, Ph.D.

Matthew Rittler, Ph.D.

Dr. Matt Rittler is currently the Director of the Biotechnology and Management (MSB) program at Mount St. Mary’s University and also serves as an assistant professor in the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Dr. Rittler has extensive experience as a scientist in various research & development settings.

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Ronald Volpe, Ph.D.

Ronald Volpe, Ph.D.

Ronald J. Volpe has had an outstanding career in higher education, spanning more than three decades. His tireless energy and vibrant personality have invigorated each environment* with which he has worked—most notably during his time at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, where he used his astute business skills to transition the College to co-education and vastly increase enrollment.

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Terry Besch, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACVPM

Terry Besch is the Battelle Operations Director for NIH-NIAID Integrated Research Facility.

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Richard Griffin, AICP, CEcD

Richard Griffin, AICP, CEcD

Since 2002, Mr. Griffin has served the City of Frederick as Director of Economic Development. An accomplished urban planner and economic developer with 20+ years of professional planning and economic development experience, he is an accredited member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is a certified Economic Developer (CEcD).

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