Meet the Board
Robert B. Burgio
Patricia M. Elder
Patty was born and raised in the Greater Boston area. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Mass Communications. Her family relocated to Maryland in 2003 where she worked as a Realtor for over 15 years. Patty serves on the Board of Directors for The Dwelling Place, Inc. of Montgomery County, a non-profit organization benefiting homeless families. Her membership in the Maryland Society became official in 2020, and she descends from Richard Warren. Patty enjoys traveling to Martha’s Vineyard and spending time with her husband, her two children and their rescue collies.
Born and raised in Maryland, Christine is a Wife and Mom of two who enjoys gardening, jewelry making, and officiates weddings in her spare time. Christine has been employed at the University of Maryland, Baltimore since 1997 and is currently a Senior Grants Administrator. She has been a member since 2019 and is a descendant of Edward Doty, one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact.
Marilyn K. VanWagner
Louesa B. Canning
Dwight N. Mason
Christopher B. Locke
William Bradford, Stephen Hopkins, William White, Susanna Jackson, Constance Hopkins
William Bradford, Thomas Rogers, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, William Mullins
A native of Waterloo, NY and a North Carolina and Maryland transplant, Dave graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Geography. Following a brief time with the DoD as a cartographer, Dave dedicated his career to software development with a focus on data warehousing. He collaborated for many years with academia to publish numerous scholarly articles on technology topics and he holds a patent in database security. Dave now leads a team supporting healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse investigations.
While his kids were young Dave loved coaching hundreds of youth soccer matches and basketball games. While he is a recovering coach, Dave’s passions are genealogy, his kids, and traveling with his wife. He is delighted to join the Maryland chapter of the GSMD as an assistant historian.
William Brewster and Love Brewster
Catherine K. Wilson