Enriching the lives of those in need through acts of random kindness

Jeannie Fawley - Treasurer
Being a two time Circle of Excellence winner for PNC combined with over 30 years of banking experience Jeannie continues to make her customer's financial dreams come true! Jeannie graduated from both American Institute of Banking, Washington Chapter and Maryland Banking School. She has volunteered and served as the Board of Directors on various charities such as America Heart Association, Frederick Chapter (4 years), and the Women's Business Network Inc. as the Program Chair (10 years).

Rhonda Lang - Secretary
Rhonda has over 20 years of teaching experience as a culinary arts and hospitality educator. Besides being a mentor to her students throughout her career, Rhonda has always felt it was important to give back to whatever community she has lived in. She has volunteered with several organizations before moving to Frederick which has included Good Beginnings, an organization that worked with mothers and families of new infants, the Fresh Air Fund organization based in New York City, which sends children from NYC to rural areas during the summer to enjoy life in a different setting and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, which Rhonda started volunteering for while living in New York, but also became a volunteer for once she moved to Frederick where she has been a mentor to a young lady for over 13 years.  She also spent three years as the social action chair for Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick. 

Michelle Karpathy - Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Michelle currently works for a non-profit Team River Runner, Inc. that helps veterans and their families.Working in the non-profit world for over 4 years, Michelle has a working knowledge of how non-profits operate. Michelle graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelors degree in English and hopes to pursue her Masters in Elementary Education in the near future.

Meet The Board

Elaine Bernstein - President and Founder of Ryan's Ark
With over 25 years of experience of owning her own business, Elaine joined her husband and son in the family business as CFO of Circuit Electric, Inc. in 2013. Elaine's younger son, Ryan, died unexpectedly in 2011 and Ryan's Ark was formed in 2013. It is Elaine's hope that the many kind deeds and help that Ryan so willingly gave for others will now continue on through his family and friends.