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.
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.
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, Constance Hopkins, William White, Susanna Jackson, Resolved White
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
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.