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Meet the Board

RYAN Geiger

MARY GUAY KRAMER

In his spare time, Ryan has spent over 25 years performing in theater and vocal performance at various college, community, and professional venues, 10+ in the Baltimore metropolitan area. He has participated in over 100 shows, concerts, and cabarets in his career. However, Ryan’s day job is as a Senior Designer at Brown, Craig, and Turner Architects, where he is a design leader in the Multi-Family Studio. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 1999 and his Master’s degree in Architecture in 2001 from the University of Maryland, College Park, even though he contemplated attending the Peabody Conservatory for Vocal Performance and the Carnegie-Mellon College of Fine Arts. It was through his performance life that he met and befriended Emily in their first show together, Anything Goes. Through the years, he performed with Emily on numerous occasions, and while he loved working with her on stage, he will never forget their friendship as theater and Star Wars nerds.

By day, Mary is an Executive Assistant-Asset Alignment Coordinator for Elville & Associates, P.C., premier estate planning attorneys in Columbia, Maryland. By night, she is a theater nerd. She has been involved in theater as both a performer and stage manager since she was in high school in Michigan. It was through theater (Anything Goes) that she met Emily Biondi and began a strong and caring friendship that would impact her forever.

RODGER GOoDACRE

LATRICE PRICE

Rodger Goodacre (Board Counsel) is a founding member of TRIO Maryland and also serves on the Board of Directors of TRIO National. Rodger received a liver transplant at Johns Hopkins in 1998 and since then has remained active in the transplant community. Rodger is retired from federal service and spent most of his career with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is married to Christine, and they have two daughters, Amanda and Faith.

Latrice Price is the Community Outreach Coordinator at The Living Legacy Foundation Maryland. As the Community Outreach Coordinator she educates the community about the importance of being an organ, eye, and tissue donor. Since, 2004 she has served as Manager of Team Maryland, a group of transplant recipients that compete in Olympic style games every two years. She is a past president of the Maryland Council of Directors of Volunteer Services and currently services on a number of National committees for organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Jonathan Helfman

LISA SHARPE

Jonathan was born and raised in Metuchen, NJ. In 1990, he attended the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating with degrees in Criminal Justice and Criminology. He decided to skip law school in pursuit of a job in Advertising.

In 1996, he started as a Creative Department Intern at TBWA Chiat/Day, and was later hired as a Jr. Copywriter. He worked on many high-profile advertising campaigns for brands such as Nissan, Infiniti, Apple, PlayStation, Taco Bell, Absolut Vodka, YMCA of America and more.

From 1999 to 2006, Jonathan worked at several different advertising firms, including Abramson Labus Van De Velde, Arnold, Doner, Eisner Communications and Eisner Underground. And on brands including GEICO, The Washington Capitals, WHUR Radio, Red Hot & Blue, Progressive Auto Insurance, Mazda, ADT, Blockbuster Video, US Airways, The Maryland Lottery, AMF Bowling, General Motors and many more.

In 2006, Jonathan, along with three partners, started Exit10 Advertising. Their clients include CSX Transportation, American Portfolios, Abbott Laboratories, Harbor East, Berkley Insurance, AutoBahn Indoor Speedway, Bozzuto, Camps Airy & Louise, Toyota Racing Development, Furniture Row Racing, Gaunt Brothers Racing, Erik Jones Racing, Kurt Busch Inc., INDYCAR and more. The company is currently owned and operated by Jonathan and his business partner. Their offices are located in the Camden Yards Warehouse.

Jonathan currently resides in Ellicott City, MD with his wife of 17 years, Angela, and their two daughters, Andrea (10) and Emma (8).

Lisa Sharpe is a versatile professional writer and editor with senior-level experience in technical writing, research, and creative nonfiction. Functioning as a consultant for federal and state government agencies over the last 20 years, she has gained diverse business knowledge that spans digital forensics, military logistics, election services, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and healthcare. With a graduate degree in professional writing, Lisa offers a unique blend of technical proclivity and creative spirit.

At the age of five, Lisa perched herself on the windowsill of her childhood bedroom and began belting “Maybe” from Annie to her unsuspecting neighbors over the hum of their lawnmowers. Later, she started performing musical theatre in a more-official capacity, which is how her path first crossed with Emily Biondi’s in 2012. While in Fiddler on the Roof together the following summer, Emily and Lisa bonded over LaDuca dance boots, hideous dancer feet, a shared love of proper grammar, and the Jodi Arias trial.

Katherine Sheldon

During the day, Katie works at Johns Hopkins Bayview as a Senior Administrative Coordinator for the Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Outside of work, she can be found performing onstage at various local community theaters or choreographing musicals at local high schools.