Board of Trustees, Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.
September 27, 2017
Bilal Ali – Elective Representative from 41st Legislative District, Maryland House of Delegates.
George Ciscle – Curator-in- residence at Maryland Institute, College of Art until June 2017. Founding faculty of MICA’s M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice. Founding Director of The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore.
Alan Cooper – Director of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation for 15 years until May, 2017. Recognized international arts leader; formerly Deputy for Development at National Cathedral, Washington, DC.
Pat Halle – Potter and social justice community activist. Paralegal staff for 37 years at Disability Rights Maryland (formerly Maryland Disability Law Center).
Mary Jo Kirschman – East Baltimore community political advocate. Former social worker. Baltimore Clayworks student.
Mary Ann Mears – Sculptor, visual artist arts activist. Founding board member of Maryland Arts Place and founder of Arts Every Day, an arts-integration cultural non-profit in Baltimore. Founding board member of Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
Susan Patz – Retired hydrogeologist, environmental educator, Member of the Cylburn Arboretum Association, Central Scholarship, and CHAI Boards; Northwest School/Community Partnership Co-Chair.
Dr. Larry Sandler – Psychiatrist with offices in Mount Washington Village and affiliations with University of Maryland Medical School.
Rima Semaan – Clayworks student. International commercial banker, with 15 years experience, general manager of Lebanese bank in London.
Leathia West – Howard County potter and teacher. Longtime Clayworks student; experienced political and community activist: founder and president of Kindness Corps.
Additional members elected by vote of the aforementioned list:
Ronni Aronin — Founder and Resident Artist of Baltimore Clayworks, Inc., professional potter.
Deborah Bedwell — Founder of Baltimore Clayworks, Founding Executive Director 1980-2011, immediate past president of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
Marcy Emmer — Clayworks student, lifelong Mount Washington resident, former teacher and docent.
Douglas Silber — Attorney and civic leader, experienced in non-profit organizational affairs and governance.
John K. Smith — Retired business executive, CPA and developer. Former Board Treasurer and Board Chair of Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.
Marsha Smelkinson — Clayworks student, retired advertising and marketing executive, former executive director of Lawyers Club of San Diego.