Meet the Board

Daniel J. Earnshaw

John Howland, Joan Hurst, Elizabeth Tilley, John Tilley, Richard Warren

Dan was born and raised in Baltimore. He obtained his law degree from the University of Baltimore, established his own practice, and retired after 32 years engaging in the profession. He completed R.O.T.C. at Johns Hopkins University and served in the Maryland Army National Guard. Dan has also served in various capacities, in the Maryland Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims, SAR and Society of the War of 1812. He currently resides in Havre de Grace, Maryland and enjoys travel, genealogy and boating.

Tom Frank

Isaac Allerton, William Brewster, Peter Brown, Francis Cooke, Thomas Rogers, George Soule, Richard Warren

Born in Boston, Tom attended Tulane University on an Army ROTC scholarship and, except for one year spent studying chemistry at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, he remained at Tulane for ten years, obtaining his B.S. , M.S. (molecular biology) and M.D. degrees. He practiced internal medicine for ten years before doing a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Walter Reed. He served in the Army for 30 years, half of which were overseas in both combat and non-combat environments. He was stationed in Maryland when he retired from the Army as a Colonel in 2019 and he now works for the Army as the Deputy to the Commander for Preventive Medicine at Kirk Army Health Clinic and the Public Health Emergency Officer for Aberdeen Proving Ground. Susan, his wife of 33 years, is a school nurse and their daughter Samantha is a teacher in Texas. He resides in Havre de Grace where he enjoys his hobbies of genealogy, collecting rare books and studying military medical history.

Linda K. Bolen

John Howland

Patricia M. Elder

Richard Warren

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. 

Marilyn K. VanWagner

Francis Cooke, Richard Warren

Marilyn is a lifelong Maryland Resident. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College of Business Management. Marilyn currently resides in Calvert County and most recently worked for the Town of Chesapeake Beach as the GM of the Chesapeake Beach Water Park from 2010 until she retired in 2021. She is active in Chesapeake Church and has four grown children. She enjoys playing Pickleball, hiking and gardening. Marilyn has served on the Board the past nine years as our Treasurer and was just elected for her fourth term.

Louesa B. Canning

Stephen Hopkins

Born and raised in Medina, Ohio, Louesa attended Hillsdale College and University of Arizona. In 1970, she moved to Baltimore County, where she worked, raised a family, and did volunteer work. Her favorite job was serving as Executive Assistant to the CEO of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group. She became a member of the Ohio Society in 1979, then transferred to the Maryland Society in 2011. Louesa enjoys gourmet cooking and spending time at her summer cottage on Deer Isle, Maine.

Sandra Davis

Isaac Allerton, Peter Brown, James Chilton, Francis Cook

Dwight N. Mason

Francis Cooke, John Howland, Richard Warren
Dwight is a graduate of Brown University and the University of California at Berkeley. After serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, he retired to become a non-attorney partner of the Washington law firm, Storch and Brenner, where he worked until 2002. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Dwight as the Chairman of the U.S. section of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense, U.S. and Canada. He also served as Senior Associate, specializing in Canadian affairs, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dwight served on our Board the past three years as Historian.

Christopher B. Locke

William Bradford, Stephen Hopkins, Constance Hopkins, William White, Susanna Jackson, Resolved White

Chris is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and City University in Seattle. After a stint in the U.S. Army, Chris joined the Department of Defense and rose through the ranks.  He retired in late 2023 as the senior technical leader responsible for activities focused on achieving compliance with the laws and regulations that protect privacy. Chris previously volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and enjoys helping prospective members establish their eligibility for our Maryland Society or the Gwinnett First Families program.

Benjamin G. Proctor, Jr.

John Alden, Isaac Allerton, William Bradford,
William Brewster, James Chilton, William Mullins, Thomas Rogers, Henry Samson,
George Soule, Myles Standish, and Richard Warren

Born in Portland, Maine, and raised in Newton, Massachusetts and Baltimore, Ben obtained a Business Management degree from the University of Baltimore. He worked as Senior Vice President of Wallace H. Campbell (a property management firm) before retiring in 2004. He has also been a member of the Boumi Temple Shriners where he plays drums in both concert and dixieland bands. Ben has been actively involved in our Society for several years as our Governor (2008-2014; 1999-2002), Deputy Governor General, Elder, and GSMD member.

David Newcomb

Tom Frank

Isaac Allerton, William Brewster, Peter Brown, Francis Cooke, Thomas Rogers, George Soule, Richard Warren

Born in Boston, Tom attended Tulane University on an Army ROTC scholarship and, except for one year spent studying chemistry at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, he remained at Tulane for ten years, obtaining his B.S. , M.S. (molecular biology) and M.D. degrees. He practiced internal medicine for ten years before doing a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Walter Reed. He served in the Army for 30 years, half of which were overseas in both combat and non-combat environments. He was stationed in Maryland when he retired from the Army as a Colonel in 2019 and he now works for the Army as the Deputy to the Commander for Preventive Medicine at Kirk Army Health Clinic and the Public Health Emergency Officer for Aberdeen Proving Ground. Susan, his wife of 33 years, is a school nurse and their daughter Samantha is a teacher in Texas. He resides in Havre de Grace where he enjoys his hobbies of genealogy, collecting rare books and studying military medical history.

Jim Durling

Stephen Hopkins, William Brewster

Jim studied history at Haverford College, public policy at Princeton, and law at NYU School of Law.  He has been an international trade lawyer at various law firms in Washington DC for the past 35 years, with a three-year detour to live and work in Japan.  When not working, Jim enjoys reading history, visiting national parks, and (of course) genealogy.  Jim is a descendant from Stephen Hopkins and William Brewster on his father’s side.  But he is equally proud of his maternal grandparents, who were Italian immigrants through Ellis Island in the early 20th century.  He is married to Linda (who is descendant from Richard Warren), and is the proud father of Becky, Jamie, and Ellie and grandfather of Clementine and Rosalie.

Laurie B. Mack

Priscilla Mullins

Jim studied history at Haverford College, public policy at Princeton, and law at NYU School of Law.  He has been an international trade lawyer at various law firms in Washington DC for the past 35 years, with a three-year detour to live and work in Japan.  When not working, Jim enjoys reading history, visiting national parks, and (of course) genealogy.  Jim is a descendant from Stephen Hopkins and William Brewster on his father’s side.  But he is equally proud of his maternal grandparents, who were Italian immigrants through Ellis Island in the early 20th century.  He is married to Linda (who is descendant from Richard Warren), and is the proud father of Becky, Jamie, and Ellie and grandfather of Clementine and Rosalie.

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