Pharmacist Thomas Patrick Evans of Fallston was appointed today to the Harford County Board of Education by Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Evans, who will fill the vacancy created when Pat Hess resigned, has previously served as the pharmacist representative member of the State Advisory Council on Medical Privacy and Confidentiality. He is married to Carolyn Evans, an attorney/partner with the Bel Air law firm of Sengstacke & Evans.
Evans’ term expires in June 2011 and his position is one of the seats being converted to an elected position (District B/Fallston) in the 2010 elections.
Here is the governor’s press release:
Governor Martin O’Malley Appoints Members to Harford and Wicomico County Boards of Education
ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 29, 2009) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the appointments of two new members to the Boards of Education for Harford and Wicomico Counties. Governor O’Malley named Thomas P. Evans to Harford County Board of Education and Donald L. Fitzgerald and Larry W. Dodd to the Wicomico County Board of Education.
“I am proud to appoint Mr. Evans, Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Dodd to their respective local Boards of Education,” said Governor O’Malley. “Each appointee brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise, and represents the diversity of our State. I am confident that each appointee possesses the skill and the leadership necessary to ensure every child receives the quality public education they deserve. Even in these difficult times, we must continue to protect our investments in public education to ensure that every child receives a world class education and a better future. The people of Maryland are our greatest asset and our continued economic strength depends upon our ability to invest in them, and prepare our children today for the jobs of tomorrow.”
Below is background information on the appointees:
Harford County Board of Education Appointee:
Thomas P. Evans – Mr. Evans is a licensed Pharmacist for the State of Maryland and works as a Pharmacy Supervisor at Maryland General Hospital where he supervises all aspects of the pharmacy operation, plans and implements automation of medication dispensing. Prior to that, he worked as an Informatics Coordinator at St. Joseph Medical Center. He is the former Commissioner of the Maryland State Advisory Board on Medical Privacy and Confidentiality, a member of the Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacists, President and Founder of the Bel Air Investment Club, and a former member of the Fallston Community Council. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1980, his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1983, and received his licensure to practice pharmacy in Maryland in August of 1983. Mr. Evans received his Masters of Administrative Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 1988. He is a resident of Fallston, MD. Mr. Evans’ oldest child attends Fallston Middle School.
Wicomico County Board of Education Appointees:
Donald L. Fitzgerald – Mr. Fitzgerald is a retired Vietnam Veteran and mechanic. In 1966, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served with the 227th Aviation Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam. In 1967, he served as Platoon Sergeant for the Signal Corps at Fort Knox, Kentucky and in 1968 was honorably discharged. From 1965 to 2002, Mr. Fitzgerald worked at E.I. DuPont where he worked as a Service Operator and then Mechanic. From 2000 to 2002, he served as President of SNEC, an independent worker’s union. Mr. Fitzgerald attended Wicomico High School and graduated in 1964. He is a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 194, the Moose Lodge 654 and the Optimist Club of Salisbury. He is a resident of Salisbury. Mr. Fitzgerald coaches girls’ varsity softball and is a member of the Wicomico County Softball Federation.
Larry W. Dodd – Lieutenant Dodd is a Firefighter and Paramedic at the City of Salisbury Fire Department where he has worked since 1994. Lieutenant Dodd is also an MFRI EMT Instructor and Fire Instructor at the University of Maryland. From 2002 to 2006, he served as a member of the Wicomico County Council and from 2001 to 2005, he served as President of the MIEMSS Region IV E.M.S. Council. Mr. Dodd received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at Salisbury State University in 2000 and his Masters of Science in Applied Health Physiology from Salisbury University in 2004. He attended the University of Maryland Institute for Governmental Services Academy of Excellence from 2001 to 2005. He has two children attending Wicomico County public schools and is a member of the Beaver Run School PTA. He is a resident of Salisbury.