We Are Not Uncle Sam, but …
WE WANT YOU!
What are your ideas or needs as we age in Talbot County? Come let us know, join our meetings. If you decide to continue, we would like to welcome you as a commissioner!
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Next meeting: February 9, 2022
Location: Brooklets Place, 400 Brooklets Avenue, Easton, MD
We Are the
Talbot County Commission on the Aging
Jenna lives in St. Michaels with her husband Ben and two boys ages 6 and 10. Jenna has an undergraduate Degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy.
In 2010, Jenna and Ben purchased Home Instead in Easton, which provides non-medical home care to older adults such as companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, transportation, and personal care services. Jenna manages the office and business finances as well as works in the community advocating for seniors.
Jenna is currently the Legislative Liaison for the Talbot County Commission on Aging, previously she was the chairman for four years.
Ellen moved to Easton from Alexandria, Virginia where she was Business Manager for The Port Packet Newspaper and then Advertising Manager for Our Nation’s Oldest Daily Newspaper, The Alexandria Gazette and its seven group papers including The Walter Reed Stripe and The Pentagram News. She became Assistant to the Director of Economic Development for Talbot County and then Talbot County Office of Tourism Coordinator. She retired as Intake Coordinator for an Easton award winning non-profit. Ellen is a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) member, has been a Talbot Humane volunteer and is a volunteer with the Talbot Hospice Foundation since 2010.
Lee is a licensed certified social worker- clinical. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Salisbury University. She has been a practicing social worker with Talbot County Department of Social Services since 1999 and is currently an Adult Services Social Worker. Lee is also a member and past president (2020- 2021) of the Tidewater Rotary Club. She is married and has two teenage sons.
Jen is the manager for the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Inpatient Rehabilitation program in Easton. She received her baccalaureate degree in Health Care Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. In 2006 Jennifer relocated to the Eastern Shore from Seattle and joined the University of Maryland Shore Rehab team. She became certified in lymphedema therapy in 2007.
Marion is a registered nurse and she received her master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Simmons College in Boston. Her prior work experience includes acute care nursing, then followed by a 30-year career in the home health care field where she held senior and executive level positions in both for-profit and non-profit companies in the north east. Marion was a founder and board member of Maryland Community for Life℠-Talbot. She became involved with the organization in 2015 when it first began as Talbot Village Connections. She continued with the organization until November 2020 when she oversaw the organization’s merger with Partners in Care. Marion currently volunteers for Partners in Care, Brookletts Place Senior Center, and Maryland Medical Response Corps. Marion and her husband Jack reside in Easton. Marion has been a member of the Talbot County Commission on Aging since 2015.
Art became a resident of Easton in 2007. He retired in 2004 after a 40-year career in Baltimore in the financial services industry. He has an MBA from Loyola Evening College. Art enjoys golf and visiting with his daughters and their families on the western shore.
Veda L. Gibson joined the Talbot County Commission on the Aging as a member on October 26, 2020. Currently employed by the Housing Commission of Talbot, she serves as the Manager of Asbury Place Apartments in Easton, Maryland. Asbury Place Apartments is an apartment building for seniors who can live independently and are sixty-two (62) years of age and older. Veda brings to the Commission her experience of thirty-nine (39) years as a retired Banker and fifteen (15) years as a Caregiver for the elderly. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Veda has been a member of the Commission since 2021.
Megan has lived in Easton since 2007 and works at Talbot Hospice where she is the Pathways and Volunteer Coordinator. Prior to her current position, she had worked at Mid-Shore Pro Bono where she managed the Elder Law Project. Over the years, she has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation Scholarship Program. She enjoys the slower pace of Eastern Shore living and all of the good things that come with it.
Linda is an Eastern Shore Native and a graduate of Easton High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education at Boston University. After working as a Park Ranger at Boston National Historical Park, she returned to the Shore and taught English and French at Colonel Richardson High School in Caroline County until the births of her two children. After six years as a stay-at-home mother, she turned primary parenting duties over to her husband and began a career in community outreach, first with the Talbot County Health Department, then Maryland Public Television, the Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, the University of Maryland Medical System, and the Arc. Since July of 2020, she has been the Director of Partners in Care Mid Shore, helping older adults in Talbot and Caroline Counties remain safely independent in their homes through transportation and home handyman services.
Linda and her husband, who is a soccer coach and sports writer and supports adults with developmental disabilities, live in Easton.
Rachel is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Londonderry On The Tred Avon. She has been with Londonderry for more than four years and loves working with the residents and the entire staff. Prior to her role at Londonderry, Rachel worked for several homebuilders which gave her a wealth of experience in new home sales and construction and working with clients to create their dream homes.
Rachel is an Easton native and grew up on a farm with her two younger brothers. She attended Salisbury University where she met her husband, Jeff. Together they are raising three active boys and enjoy spending time with family nearby.
Kate Stinton, RN, LCSW has been employed at the Talbot County Health Department since 2006 and is currently the program manager for Senior Services and Community Care Coordination. Previous employment includes staff RN at Dorchester General, and Memorial Hospital at Easton. Kate has resided in Talbot County since 1999 and is married with three grown sons.
Tami is the Community Relations Director at Candle Light Cove Assisted Living & Memory Care in Easton. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner and works to educate the general public about dementia and memory loss, teaching classes at both Chesapeake Community College and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Tami is a journalist by trade, but after almost 20-years as a radio and television news anchor/reporter, changed her focus to work more closely with seniors, which she has now been doing for more than a decade.
Tami lives in downtown Easton with her husband, Bob, and three children, Michaela, Thomas, and Mac.
Frank Divilio is serving his first term on the Talbot County Council. Mr. Divilio was born in Easton, Maryland and educated in Talbot County Public Schools where his mother worked as a public-school teacher. He graduated from Easton High School in 1999 and earned his undergraduate degree from Salisbury University. In 2009 Mr. Divilio opened his State Farm Insurance Office located in Centreville, Maryland. He is an active community volunteer serving with the Bryan Brothers Foundation and Easton Lions Club. Mr. Divilio is a member of the Easton Elks Club and Talbot Rod & Gun Club. He and his wife Abbie are the proud parents of two sons both of whom are students at Chapel District Elementary School.
Andy is the newly appointed (May 2022) Executive Director of Upper Shore Aging, Inc. For the last 20 years, Hollis has held several key leadership roles in government and nonprofit organizations on the Mid-Shore. He has provided leadership in day-to-day operations, administration, and fiscal matters. As the former Talbot County Manager, he was responsible for overseeing the preparation, approval, and implementation of multi-million-dollar operating and capital budgets. Hollis previously served as Executive Director of Londonderry Retirement Community of Easton, Inc. and as Town Manager of St. Michaels, Maryland. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Urban Studies/Urban Planning from the University of Maryland, College Park. He resides in Easton with his wife Karen.
Childlene, is a Talbot County native. She attended the former Fredrick Douglass Elementary School in St Michaels and spent 4 years at Robert Russa Moton High School prior to transferring to St. Michaels High School In 1967. She completed a business course at the Baltimore Institute and has taken classes at Chesapeake College.
Childlene retired from the State of MD, Talbot County Health Department in 2010 and began working at Brookletts Place Talbot County Senior Center in 2011 as the Program Coordinator. She currently serves as the Manager, a position she has held since 2014.
Childlene is a lifelong member of New St. Johns United Methodist Church, Wittman, and currently serves on the Missions Outreach Committee.
Very involved in the community, Childlene has served on numerous boards in the past to include but not limited to, the American Cancer Society, at the local, state, and regional levels; Critchlow Adkins Children’s Center; and Mid-Shore Pro Bono. She is currently an active Board Member of CASA of the Mid-Shore; Talbot Hospice Foundation; Frederick Douglass Honor Society; Bay Hundred Community Volunteers; Inc., Mid Shore Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, and co-founder of the Family Friends of Asbury & Green Chappel, Inc.
Marion Donahue, Ellen Taggert, Tami Weber, Rachel Smith
Ellen Taggert, Jenna Marchi, Art Cecil
Linda Prochaska, Lee Newcomb, Jen Pierson