Getting to know our Board

The Engage Mountain Maryland board of directors blends unique backgrounds, experience, and expertise that encompass global influence and multigenerational roots in the place they call home. Each member brings their own perspective that lends to lively dialogue when faced with problem solving.

 

All board members are actively involved in every aspect of undertakings from monitoring public meetings, greeting guests at public events, taking on community outreach and support, drafting correspondence, and testifying in local hearings and at the state capital in Annapolis. Most importantly, the board understands the value in treating every community member as equals regardless of their social standing, education, or political affiliation.

Mark Stutzman, President

"The Dreamer"

Mark Stutzman is best known as the artist of the 1993 Elvis Presley Stamp for the U.S. Postal Service which remains the most popular commemorative postage stamp in history. He has won numerous awards and produced iconic images nation-wide and globally for clients such as best selling author Stephen King, magician, David Blaine, DC Comics, Microsoft, McDonalds, Rolling Stone, TIME, Esquire, Broadway, and numerous publishers in print and music. His experience includes visual communication in both consumer and corporate markets. His work has been key in branding licensed property in entertainment, retail, food products, and publishing. He has taught, guest lectured, and is a member of the Society Of Illustrators, NYC as well as the Illustrators Partnership that works to preserve and protect artists' rights.

Eric Robision, Treasurer

"Steel Trap"

Eric Robison is a former Paramedic and Firefighter with a rich history of donating his time and expertise to assist organizations in being effective. Among his many endeavors, he is a member of the Oakland/Mountain Lake Park Lion’s Club and Oakland Rotary where he works coordinating and volunteering at fundraising activities and events. He also serves as head of security for HART for Animals at the Garrett Lakes Art & Wine Festival, one of the county’s largest fundraising events. Robison also served as Treasurer for the Garrett County Special Olympics, is President of the Garrett County Southern High School Marching Band Boosters, a board member of the Allegany Highland’s Alliance, and a member of Garrett County Smart Growth. He also helped found and serves as President of Save Western Maryland and is the owner of Eagle Rock Construction which familiarized him with the permitting and regulatory processes.  

 

Judy A. Carbone

"The Dove"

Judy A. Carbone is currently the Volunteer Coordinator for HART for Animals, Inc. She holds a M.Ed. In General Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and is a Career/Life Coach certified by the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. She has extensive experience in career counseling, college student services and advising, non-profit administration, and life coaching. An avid believer in volunteerism and community engagement, Judy is the President of AAUW-Garrett Branch, Chair of the Garrett County Commission of Women, Volunteer Coordinator for the Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival, and a volunteer with several other organizations. She is also a recent graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Garrett County.

Kevin Faley

"Quiet Storm"

Kevin Faley, a graduate of The Notre Dame Law School, is an attorney who was in the private practice of law in firms in Indiana and Washington DC. Prior to that, he served as Chief Counsel and Executive Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution. In this role, he helped develop the strategy and tactics for passing legislation such as the Bayh-Dole law, which allowed non-profits such as universities to retain title to inventions made through federally funded research, and to exclusively license those inventions. In 2002 The Economist Magazine described the legislation as, "Possibly the most inspired piece of legislation to be enacted in America over the past half century." It was in the Senate that he saw first-hand how a small group of motivated, hard working individuals can have a real impact in addressing and solving problems in our society.

Jessica Josephson

"The Hawk"

Jessica Josephson is a devoted supporter of environmental and social justice. A lawyer and entrepreneur, she worked as a Counsel on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee; as a business development executive for Home Box Office, and raised the money for, launched, and operated a business information publishing company in Europe. Following this, she was appointed Director of the Office of Telecommunications and Information Services for the city of San Francisco, and later raised the money for and was a co-founder of an Internet company. Most recently, she has engaged in community organizing projects.

Kate Brodie

"The Advocate"

Kate Brodie is a former Victim Service Practitioner/Offender Employment specialist from North Carolina. She now calls Garret County "home" and was elected to the Oakland Town Council in 2019. She is no stranger to community engagement, community outreach, community education, volunteer management, crisis intervention, program development, strategic planning, and community leadership. Kate has always been passionate in serving her community to empower others through awareness, intervention, and prevention. She has advocated and raised awareness around environmental issues, civic issues, victim rights, social justice, and public policy initiatives on a local, state, and national level. She hold certifications from NCVAN, National Victim Assistance Academy, and the National Advocate Provisional Credentials. 

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