Joseph P. Ward, Esq.

As a Principal with Miles & Stockbridge PC, Joe represents businesses, owners, and investors in a variety of corporate and securities matters. He has a broad corporate practice that includes mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, leveraged buy-outs, and joint ventures to name just a few examples. Joe also provides general corporate advice to both private and public companies regarding corporate governance, securities compliance, Maryland corporate law, and other general business matters.

Joe joined the board in 2008 and has served on the Quality Assurance Committee and Governance Committee and as Secretary and Vice-President. With family supported by programs of The Arc Baltimore, and his in-laws as Directors Emeriti, Joe’s personal experience gives him added insight to the value and importance of the organization. Joe lives in Phoenix with his wife, Laura (a USA Today bestselling author), and their three children.


Vice President
Thomas Sand
Ernst & Young LLP

Erik P. Daly
PNC Institutional Asset Management

Jill M. Vocci, O.D.

Pediatric Eye Care of Maryland

Immediate Past President
Neil A. MacDonald
Medstar Health


Seth Burdine
The Arc Baltimore / Self-Advocate

Larry Burley, Jr.

Jigisha C. Hanel
University of Maryland Medical System

Donald Himelfarb
Retired Executive

Gregory J. Hogan
SC&H Group

J. Patrick Miles
T. Rowe Price

Elizabeth Macsherry Moag
Family Advocate

Alicia Morgan-Cooper, M.D.
Village Pediatrics

Alyssa Navarrete, Esq.
Project HEAL, Kennedy Krieger Institute

William H. Oliver
Retired CPA

Crystal Stephens
The Arc Baltimore / Self-advocate

William Stocker
Student at Stevenson University / Self-advocate

Rodney Toulson
Restorative Counseling Services / Parent Advocate

Tracy Voelker

Rob Wall


Directors Emeritus

Gordon S. Bonham, Ph.D.
Bonham Research

Robert Davison
The Ridge Ruxton School (Retired)

Matthew J. Dillon
McCormick & Co., Inc. (Retired)

Christine Ferciot
Family Advocate

Eric L. Gross
Masonic Villages at Sewickley

Jerome G. Katz ***
Towne & Country Furniture (Retired)

Gilbert F. Kennedy, III
Colombo Bank

James A. List, Esq.
The Law Offices of James A. List

Frances Macsherry
Hunts School (Retired)

Janet Mayer ***
Parent Advocate

Carla Murphy, Esq.
Duane Morris

Edmond B. Nolley, Jr
FIS, Inc.

James P. O’Conor
O’Conor, Piper & Flynn (Retired)

Sean O’Conor
O’Conor and Mooney Realtors

William H. Oliver 
Retired CPA

Mark T. Pare’
National Government Services

Dennis F. Rasmussen
Rasmussen Group, LLC

Jeffrey Rever
University of Mayland, Baltimore / Self-advocate

James F. Rosner, Esq.
Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, LLC

Pat Rosner
Family Advocate

Mary E. Scott
Baltimore County Public Schools

Thomas Sessomes

Stephen J. Sfekas, Esq.
Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court

Donna Sills, Esq.
Greenberg Gibbons Commercial

Eugene P. Smith, Esq. ***
Weinberg & Green, Esq. (Retired)

Richard Spooner
Bendix Corp. (Retired)

Earnest Woodard
University of Maryland / Self-advocate

Matthew G. Yancisin
University of Maryland Health Partners

Michael J. Young
SC&H Group

*** Deceased