Board of Directors

MDGFOA has an exceptional team of volunteer Officers, Directors, Standing Committee Chairs, and Educators who are diligent in assuring that all MDGFOA members and associates experience the best services all year.


Jason Zimmerman, President
Chief Financial Officer
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Baltimore, Maryland

Robert Sandlass, President-Elect
Harford County Government
Bel Air, Maryland

Eric Jackson, Secretary
Chief of Treasury
Charles County Government
LaPlata, Maryland

Joe Beach, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Laurel, Maryland

Lenny Moore, Past-President
Department of Finance
Montgomery County Government
Rockville, MD


Ken Henschen- State
Assistant Director
Comptroller of Maryland-GAD
Annapolis, Maryland
Vacant- Southern
Robert Burk- At Large
Carroll County Government
Westminster, Maryland
Lisa Moody- Municipalities
Director of Finance
Town of Bel Air
Bel Air, Maryland
Tammy Kennedy-Nichols- Associate
Senior Vice President, Director
Public Sector Banking, Global Banking & Markets
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Keith Novak- Associate
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Edward Leiter- Central
Financial Analyst II
Carroll County Public Library
New Windsor, Maryland
Dawn Mitchell Parks- Eastern
Director of Finance
Wicomico County
Salisbury, Maryland
Timothy Hayden- At Large
Director of Finance and Budget
Calvert County Government
Prince Frederick, Maryland
Michael Heaney- Public Education
Manager- Treasury
Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore, Maryland
Christina Osborne- Associate
Vice President
Government Banking
M&T Bank
Kim Williams - GFOA Representative
General Accounting Manager
Montgomery County Government
John Kroll- Washington Metro
Corporate Budget Manager
Riverdale, Maryland
Diane Fox- Western
Director of Treasury
Frederick County Government
Frederick, Maryland
Steve Kraus- At Large
Deputy Director of Finance
City of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland

Rafiu Ighile- County
Chief Business & Technology Officer
Howard County Public School SystemEllicott City, Maryland

Joe Mason- Associate
Senior Vice President
Public Finance
Davenport & Company LLC

Executive Staff

Mike Walther- Program Co-Chair
Senior Fiscal & Policy Analyst
Baltimore County Auditor's Office
Towson, Maryland
Alex Strate- Program Co-Chair
Senior Auditor
Baltimore County Public Schools
Towson, Maryland

Standing Committees

Joe Beach- By-Laws

Robert Sandlass - Long Range Planning

Christina Osborne- Membership

Tammy Kennedy-Nichols- Partnerships

Holly Sun- Co-Chair Communications
Mark Edwards- Co-Chair Communications

Joe Mason- Education/Continuing Prof.

Lenny Moore- Nominating Committee

Affinity Group Chairs

Investment and Treasury Management

Tim Hayden, Co-Chair

Robert Burk, Co-Chair


Steve Kraus, Chair


Keith Novak, Chair

Tax / Revenue

Eric Jackson, Chair

Linda Watts, Liaison

Young Professionals

Mike Walther, Co-Chair

Alex Strate, Co-Chair

Jason Zimmerman, Co-Chair

Get Involved!

Interested in volunteering on the Board or Committee? Email us at for information regarding upcoming board vacancies and committee opportunities.

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