The Foundation’s Board consists of individuals whose roles are to:
- Ensure the fulfillment of the foundation’s mission. To accomplish this role, the board will continuously review the mission and establish strategic plans that chart out the fulfillment of the mission.
- Ensure a duty of loyalty, of care, of obedience and of oversight. Board members will actively participate in the governance of the foundation (sound and informed judgments); avoid conflicts of interest; ensure foundations operations are within local, state and federal laws and regulations; and to have complete oversight of the fiscal policies, annual budgets and review of financial reports.
- Ensure leadership is provided to the foundation; determine the strategic direction, current work and future programming and events for the foundation.
Barry P. Gossett
Mr. Gossett, a graduate from the University of Maryland-College Park, has served in a number of executive and CEO positions. Currently he serves as the Executive Advisor for New Harbor Capital Management LLC and is responsible for the services and education sector of the firm. He also currently serves as Vice Chairman on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Mr. Gossett’s impressive resume includes being Past Chairman of the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America as well as Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation and chairman and CEO of Williams Scotsman.
Ms. Norris has been the Head Athletic Trainer at DeMatha Catholic High School since 1993 where she works with the school’s 13 varsity sports programs. A graduate of Salisbury University with a BS in Athletic Training, Ms. Norris also has her MS degree in Science, Health and Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. She had the opportunity to work on the Sports Medical Staff of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and was also invited to assist at the Olympic Spring Training center in Colorado Springs in 1999.
Mr. Strachan, a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School and Georgetown University Law School is currently an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission. In addition to his “day” job, he is also the color analyst for the University of Maryland Football team alongside Johnny Holiday. Once a nationally ranked high school quarterback, Tim suffered a spinal cord injury prior to his senior year in a diving accident that left him paralyzed as a quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair. Today, Tim is also a motivational speaker sharing his story with audiences of all kinds (from elementary schools to major corporations) on how he overcame adversity through his presentations, “The X’s and O’s of Life”.
CRAIG H. BENNETT M.D.
Dr. Bennett is currently an assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of the Sports Medicine Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Bennett is also the team orthopedic surgeon for the University of Maryland Terrapins.
JULIET M. FRANCIS PHD
Dr. Francis is a licensed clinical psychologist and CEO of Francis & Associates, P.C. She has extensive experience in providing services to individuals, families, and organizations including the Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland Sports Medicine Department. She recognizes the myriad of demands placed on collegiate athletic organizations and has developed specialized performance clinics to incorporate innovative solution-based approaches focusing on developing a successful balance between an athlete’s personal and athletic life.
Arno Fried, M.D., FACS, FAANS
Dr. Fried is a renowned neurosurgeon and national recognized leader and innovator in pediatric and adult neurosurgery, pediatric and adult brain tumor surgery, and epilepsy surgery. He has more than two decades of experience in treating both pediatric and adult neurosurgical diseases and disorders. He is one of a handful of neurosurgeons in the country to be board certified in both general neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery.