Board of MCRC
Elizabeth Chazottes, Board President, has 30+ years of experience in the international education and exchange field. She is the immediate past President and CEO of The Association for International Practical Training (AIPT), a leading international trainee and intern exchange organization. Ms. Chazottes is a recognized leader in the Department of State’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa programs. Ms. Chazottes is currently a consultant providing J-1 regulatory and compliance readiness assistance to organizations and corporations, international career coaching and planning, as well as interim management and merger assistance to organizations. She is also an active volunteer as a Certified Community Mediator, and additionally trained in Restorative Practices and School Circles. She lives in Ellicott City and is married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
Susan Bottomley, Board Vice President, bio coming soon.
Annette Hinkle, Secretary/Treasurer, has worked throughout Maryland for the past several decades. She also has years of experience as a board member for various non-profit organizations, such as her most recent work with The Arc of Howard County. The extensive list of services Annette has provided for the community includes auditing, budgeting, bookkeeping, chief financial officer support, strategic planning, tax planning, and analysis. She founded Charity Financial and Organization (CFO) Services in 2018. CFO Services provides financial and strategic planning services to religious and social service organizations needing guidance.
Trent Day Hall, Board Member, is a facilitator of dialogue and a facilitator trainer. Trent places an emphasis on equity and inclusion while assisting in the transformation of a wide-range of organizations, including preK-12 schools, institutions of higher education, and international entities that promote democratic values. At Penn State, he served as a dialogue instructor, facilitator, and coach. Trent also developed the foundation of the Global/Virtual Dialogue Platform. Most recently, he has brought his skills to the local level of government within Howard County government’s Dept. of Community Resources and Services, County Administration, and the Office of the Local Children’s Board, in the role of Special Assistant. In this position, Trent became the thought leader for #OneHoward, an initiative designed to promote community dialogue and reinforce the county’s goals of diversity and inclusiveness.
Roxie Tossie, Board Member, (after a life of living in Germany, Central American Panama and Hawaii) has been a resident of Howard County, Maryland since 1994. She has experience as Chapter President of the American Business Women Association- Central America Panama, as well as Central Texas Junior College instructor in Central America. While living in Hawaii she worked in the Governor’s Office of Children and Youth and volunteered with The Junior League. She became a volunteer in 2001 with the Howard Community College Mediation & Conflict Resolution Center as a trained Community and Victim Offender Mediator. She holds a Master’s of Science Administration Degree from Central Michigan University-Hawaii Campus and Bachelor’s in Political Science from Cameron University in Lawton Oklahoma and an AA in Business and Life Coaching from Howard Community College. Roxie also works as a full-time Security Specialist for Xcelerate Solutions.
Derek Robertson, Board member, along with his wife Shantá, co-founder of the Maryland Sickle Cell Disease Association (MSCDA). Derek and Shantá have three sons, two of whom have sickle cell disease (SCD). As President of MSCDA, Derek oversees the overall direction of the organization and has served on various SCD related committees.
Professionally, he is a healthcare attorney/consultant with a particular specialty in the Public Health Service Section 340B Drug Pricing Discount Program (the “340B Program”). Derek has worked extensively with hospitals and universities on federal grants management and program income calculation and reporting. He presents nationally at conferences on government pricing programs, specialty pharmacy trends and conflicts of interest in healthcare.
Derek also holds an MBA from City University of New York – Baruch College and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center. He is licensed to practice law in both Texas (currently inactive) and Washington, DC and is certified in Health Care Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association.
Derek has been a volunteer mediator, group facilitator and staunch advocate of MCRC since its days at Howard Community College and in 2019 agreed to serve on the MCRC Board of Directors, offering extensive education, training and professional experience, as well as his love and support of Howard County.
Cindy Johnson, Board member, is a native Nebraskan who has been a Howard County resident since 1991. Cindy transitioned to Maryland in 1983 to attend the University of Maryland, College Park. She obtained a B.S. in Journalism with a Public Relations concentration, a Liberal Arts and Business certificate and a General Honors citation in 1987. She was an academic advisor at Prince George’s Community College, before attending the University of Maryland, School of Law. At Maryland she served on the law school’s Moot Court Board and Dean’s Advisory Council. She obtained her J.D. and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1992. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dennis M. Sweeney before beginning her career with the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office in 1993. She has prosecuted in all divisions of the office and currently concentrates in the area of Juvenile Law and is assigned to the Drug/DUI Court. Through the State’s Attorney’s Office, Cindy presents bi-yearly Guiding Good Choices seminars for parents of children 9-14 years of age. She has also been trained as a Family Resiliency facilitator; a mediator and Restorative Practices facilitator. She currently volunteers for MCRC and CALM as a mediator. She also volunteers for Neighbor Ride and is President of her local HOA.
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