From the Community Foundation of Harford County:
Community Foundation of Harford County has elected new board officers: Donn Dietrich, president; Gregory Szoka, vice president; Jayne Klein, secretary; and Ed Kouneski, CPA, treasurer. They will serve a one-year term.
Mr. Dietrich, the new president, is the general manager and chief operating officer of Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in Bel Air. He has been with MG&CC for more than 25 years. A long-time Harford County resident, Mr. Dietrich is active in the community, serving as a member of the Greater Harford Committee and on the board of the Greater Bel Air Community Foundation. He is a former member of the board of Harford Family House and has coached girls’ basketball as part of the Harford County Parks and Recreation programs.
Mr. Szoka, vice president, is a principal with Stark and Keenan, P.A., a legal firm in Bel Air. He was a founding director of Community Foundation of Harford County and served as secretary of the board until being elected vice president. Mr. Szoka has been active in the community for many years and has served as president of United Way of Harford County; president of Susquehanna Region Private Industry Council, Inc.; president of the Harford County Bar Foundation; chairman of the board of John Carroll School; chairman of Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore; and director of Forest Hill State Bank and Mercantile County Bank. A Bel Air resident, Mr. Szoka has also coached in the Emmorton Roller Hockey League and Churchville Recreation’s North Stars Hockey. He has spent countless hours with field hockey sticks on the field, giving individual attention to every student. Two of his students are now pro Hockey players, representing their teams on various levels.
Ms. Klein, secretary, is a registered dietitian with a private practice in Bel Air. She is a member of the family that owns Klein’s Shop Rite, a chain of retail grocery stores in Harford and Baltimore counties. She is active as a community volunteer for many local organizations and serves as president of the Harford County Advisory Board of Family and Children’s Services. Ms. Klein is also a national board member of Jewish National Fund.
Mr. Kouneski, treasurer, is chief financial officer for Manekin LLC, where he directs accounting operations and financial management. A Harford County native, Mr. Kouneski is active in youth hockey, currently serving as treasurer of Baltimore Area Special Hockey, Inc. Additionally, he served on the board of the Baltimore Youth Hockey Association.
“As the Community Foundation of Harford County grows, we are fortunate to have board officers who are experienced in advising successful nonprofits,” said Tamara W. Zavislan, the foundation’s executive director. “Their expertise will help the community foundation take the appropriate next steps for growth.”
Community Foundation of Harford County (CFHC) is a nonprofit organization supported by the community through donations, enabling individuals, families and businesses to leave a legacy to benefit the causes about which they care. Charitable gifts are used to make Harford County stronger through grant-making to local nonprofits and through scholarships. CFHC is one of 14 community foundations in Maryland and one of 900 across the country.