United Way of Queen Anne’s County

“United Way of Queen Anne’s County President Carllene Hurd is pleased to announce six new members have joined the Board of Directors!

Newly elected board members include Angie Price, Andrew Langer, Andi Morony, Chad Helfenbein, Natalie Slater and the Rev. Janet Rochester.

“Actually, Angie Price, editor of the Bay Times, is coming back to the board after taking a year off,” explained Hurd.

Price served previously on the board and has volunteered for a variety of United Way committees and projects in the past. She has been editor Kent Island’s local newspaper, the Bay Times, for 16 years. She is active in the community and believes all the United Way member agencies “”are important community assets that deserve our support.”” Price is also a member of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department Advisory Council, a longtime media representative on the Queen Anne’s County Local Emergency Planning Committee and has served more than 10 years on the Queen Anne’s County Council for Children and Youth. She is married to Roger; they have two children, Sarah, 16, and Abby, 9.

Andrew Langer is the president of the Institute for Liberty, an advocacy organization dedicated to defending the rights of individuals to pursue the American dream. According to Langer, he has a “passionate commitment to public service and a desire to help those in need.” He lives in Centreville with his wife, Lt. Colonel Janice Langer and their two children and he is eager to get more involved in the community.

Also a Centreville resident, Andi Morony is the chief of staff for Del. Michael Smigiel and has worked in the past for Sen. E.J. Pipkin. She brings with her an enthusiasm for community outreach, an understanding of the issues facing our county and a take charge attitude to get things done! She is presently the corresponding secretary for the Maryland Federation of Republican Women, president of the Republican Club of Queen Anne’s County, and vice president of the Chesapeake Republican Women. Morony’s “spare” time is spent with her husband and children.

Lifelong resident of Queen Anne’s County, Chad Helfenbein comes from a family of philanthropists starting with his father, Tom, who is one of the original board members of the local United Way. Helfenbein has served on many non-profit boards such as the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce and the Kent Island Rotary Club and is a director of the family owned Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Homes. He lives on Kent Island with his wife and children.

“”We’re looking forward to his youthful energy and new ideas,”” Hurd said.

Natalie Slater from Chester is Co-founder and Vice President of Single Parent 101, a new magazine which serves as a guide and resource for single parents. Not only is she helping connect the United Way to its thousands of readers through the magazine, she brings to the board contagious energy and a background rich in event planning. Natalie has two grown children, Brittany and Josh and in her spare time she likes to read, play golf and enjoy the outdoors!

Rev. Janet Rochester bring a north county voice back to the board she lives in Church Hill. She is a past president for the Church Hill Town Commission, a life member of the Queen Anne’s County Commission on Aging, belongs to the NAACP, serves on the MLK Committee, and coordinates the Angel Food Ministry with the Church Hill United Methodist Church just to name a few of the many board and volunteer activities with which she is involved.

“”We are thrilled that she has agreed to add the United Way to that list,”” Hurd said.

“We are so excited about all of our new board members and know that they will all bring something special to this group. I’m particularly excited that our goal to have representation from the middle of the county and up north has been achieved!” stated United Way Executive Director Sandra Early.

The United Way of Queen Anne’s County is all about neighbors helping neighbors. The board allocates funds to 24 local agencies that serve community needs from children to seniors, covering areas from health and human services, to the arts and the environment. For more information about the United Way, please visit their Web site www.unitedwayqac.org or call Early at 410-643-6288.”