Board of Directors

These are exciting times at CHI as we enter a period of transformation under the leadership of senior management and the Board of Directors.  We are reviewing and re-configuring our services to ensure we are offering our clients the choices they desire and deserve.”

—John Pistolessi, Board Past President


  • President, Marylove Moy, Senior Vice President, 1st Mariner Bank; Baltimore, Md (Ret)

  • Vice President, Cathy Lyle, I/DD Professional

  • Past President, John Pistolessi, USAF (Ret); Currently a government civilian with the Department of Defense

  • Lawrence Skok, JD, West Coast Division Counsel for Federal Realty Investment Trust

  • Dr. Stephen J. Friedman, Community Member

  • Leslie Hertz, Family Advocate

  • Geraldine Fowlkes, Parent Advocate

  • Nandini Natarajan, Parent Advocate

  • Lynn Richardson, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Ret)

  • Darlene Richeson, Parent Advocate; Co-founder & COO of

  • Aileen O’Hare, Self Advocate 

  • Paul Hamilton, Self Advocate


We have openings for vibrant leaders who want to make a difference by serving on our volunteer governing board of directors. We are especially interested in candidates who have:

  • Connections to community resources and a willingness to share them with us

  • Credibility in the community to be able to influence a wide range of decision-makers

  • Leadership experience (a wide variety of life and work circumstances apply)

  • Enthusiasm for being an active board member

Serving as a Board Member of a community-based nonprofit organization is a distinct kind of volunteering that depends on leadership, strategic thinking, a willingness to contribute time and resources, and a passion for being a change agent. Are you interested in being that volunteer?

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