Board of Directors


   

Henry C. Pitts, President of The Manor Conservancy has been a Manor area resident for over 60 years. His property is under an easement co-held by the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) and The Manor Conservancy. He is a retired pension fund manager with Mercantile Safe-Deposit & Trust Company. 

 
Gloria Cameron, Vice President, has been a Monkton resident for over 30 years. She and her husband protected their farm under a donated easement in 1993 through the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET). She is a former hospital executive who worked as a corporate officer in non-profit and for-profit health care organizations in Baltimore.  

 

Thorne Gould, Treasurer, has been a Manor area resident since 1992. His homestead is under easement through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF). Thorne is the owner of several area businesses and has served on The Manor Conservancy Board of Directors since 1993. Thorne also serves as Chair of the Finance and Nominating Committees.


 

Debbie McClees is a long-time Monkton-area resident. She formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Manor Area Association.  Debbie is a member of the Development Committee.


J. Doug Behrens is a Manor resident and a descendant of the Sparks and Hutchins families.  Doug's residence is under conservation easement.  Doug is a former manager of hospital pharmacies and has been a TMC director since 2013.   Doug serves on the Easement Committee and advises the Fugate Committee.

 

Robert Bowie, Jr. has been a Manor resident since 2007. Bob is the founding member, now retired, of the law firm of Bowie & Jensen, LLC. The firm practiced business law, including real estate matters. Bob has also written eight plays performed in Baltimore theaters.  He is a preservationist and avid fisherman.  Bob coordinates Conservancy Advocacy liaisons.


 
 

Augusta Boyce (Ta) has lived in the Manor area since 1992. She is a Tax Manager at the local public accounting firm, The Lichter Group LLC, and specializes in Real Estate and Partnership taxation. Augusta earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Elon University, her Masters in Taxation from the University of Baltimore and is a CPA, licensed in the state of Maryland. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Manor Conservancy since 2010 and Treasurer of the Hunt Dinner Dance since 2012.  Ta serves on the Finance Committee.

Jim W. Constable is Chairperson of the Board of the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) andis a partner at Wright, Constable & Skeen, L.L.P. in Baltimore. Mr. Constable’s practice includes corporate and business law, real estate, commercial transactions, transportation law, commercial litigation, arbitration, estate planning, non-profits, conservation easements, dispute resolution, railroad law and utility law. Mr. Constable has written numerous publications on conservation easements and estate planning. Mr. Constable is past president and chairman of The Manor Conservancy and is the former chair of Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission. Mr. Constable is resident of Baltimore County.  Jim serves on the Easement Committee.

Joe Davies is a life-long Manor resident. He resides at Dunmore Farm, which is under easement.  He is the CEO of his own recycling business. Joe is a horseman and a gentlemen farmer and has served on The Manor Conservancy Board of Directors since 2003.  Joe serves on the Easement Committee


Frank Durkee has lived in the Monkton area since1972. He has restored and preserved the Gwynn-Bacon-Durkee House and was granted a facade easement from the Maryland Historical Trust in 1986. Frank donated development rights to The Manor Conservancy in 1999. He is a realtor with O’Conor and Mooney Realtors and has served on The Manor Conservancy Board of Directors since 2013. He is the Chair of the Stewardship Committee.


Emily Emerick has lived in the Manor area for 26 years and has been the Executive Director of the local treasure, Ladew Gardens, since 2002. Emily has served on The Manor Conservancy Board of Directors since 2013.  Emily is a member of the Development Committee.





Dorian Filbert has lived in Monkton since 1987. Her homestead is under easement co-held by The Manor Conservancy and the Department of Natural Resources. She is a realtor with O'Connor and Mooney Realtors and has served on The Manor Conservancy Board of Directors since 1993. She is the Chair of the Development Committee



Bill Hach is a North County resident who has performed historical structure and native plant renovation on his Manor home. He is the owner of American Hydro, a concrete hydro-demolition and restoration contracting company. Bill has served on The Manor Conservancy Board of Directors since 2012.  Bill is a member of the Easement Committee and Fugate Committee.

Faith Hawks has been a Monkton resident for over twenty years. An architect, she is the owner of Marks, Thomas Architects AIA, LEED AP. She has restored two Bacon properties, and her residence in under an easement through the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET). She serves on the Baltimore County Landmark Preservation Commission and is a member of the Baltimore County Architectural Review Board. On The Manor Conservancy Board of Directors, Faith serves on the Development Committee and is Chairperson of the Fugate Committee.


Ron Maher is a life-long Manor resident. His homestead is under easement through the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF). Ron formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) Foundation and the Maryland Polo Club.  Ron is a member of the Development Committee.

 Harry McDonough  is a life-long resident of a 312-acre farm on Carroll Road.  He has granted easements on over 170 acres through the Rural Legacy program.  Harry is an independent businessman specializing in privately-held firms and is an at-large member of the Executive Committee.

Hope Pearce is the former office manager of a large grain farm and a consultant for field crop management, agricultural and equine programs. Hope is a multi-generational Manor and North County area resident. She joined The Manor Conservancy Board of Directors in 2014. She is the Co-Chair of the Easement Committee.


Wilson Taliaferro Resides at the Gunpowder River and NCR trail. He is a financial advisor with AXA Advisors and focuses on helping families and closely held business protect and grow their holdings more tax efficiently. He also serves as the co-chair of the alumni board for the Friends School of Baltimore.  Wilson is a member of the Finance Committee.

Joe Ward resides on Manor Road and is a partner at Miles & Stockbridge Law Firm. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Charles Street Development Corporation, and The Arc of Baltimore. He is Chairperson of the Governance Committee and Secretary of the Board of Directors.


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