Faces of SPAN

*Executive Board


President - Kathy Berge

Kathy Berge of St. Martins-In-The-Field Episcopal Church was named president of SPAN's Executive Board of Directors on January 13, 2020. Her term will last for two years.

Kathy is an Occupational Therapist by profession, who has practiced in the field of psychiatry in Baltimore. Kathy previously served on SPAN's Board of Directors, representing St. Martins-in-the Field. She has been involved with nonprofits for more than 40 years, and is on St. Martin's Outreach Committee, coordinates St. Martin's Winter Relief service for Arundel House of Hope, and currently provides pro bono services to families in need. Kathy has sat on the Board of Directors for multiple organizations for many years and has chaired the Charity Committee for the Foundation for Families. She is currently helping family members set up a charity in Cecil County.

Sharon Tegler from The Capital newspaper recently wrote a great article about Kathy's new position with SPAN. You can read it by clicking here



Vice President - Mike Monahan

Mike officially began his role as Vice President of SPAN's executive board in early 2019. Mike first became aware of SPAN after hearing about their holiday drive in 2016 and began working with the organization soon after. He has been active in similar organizations in and around Baltimore over the past several years and was both impressed with the contributors and scale of SPAN’s efforts, and somewhat surprised with the needs that existed closer to home.

Mike attended Loyola University in Baltimore, earning degrees in Finance and Accounting, and has held Finance and Portfolio Management roles within the commodities industry since 2001. He and his wife Denise moved to the area in 2009 and have three boys currently attending Shipley’s Choice Elementary School.



Secretary - Dylan Roche

Dylan Roche is grateful to be on the board of SPAN as Secretary and the rep for Woods Church, where he's a lifelong member, teaches Sunday School, and also serves on the Families With Children Committee. Dylan is a freelance writer and editor whose work has been featured in local, regional and national publications. His first novel, The Purple Bird, debuted in 2019. 

In addition to SPAN, Dylan serves on the boards of Children's Theatre of Annapolis and Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, among others, and he is the immediate past president of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce board. When he isn't writing or volunteering, Dylan can often be found training for his next marathon. 



Treasurer - John Howland

John Howland joined Our Shepherd Lutheran Church shortly after moving to Severna Park in 2010. He was always curious about the organization in the old rectory behind the church, and one day stopped in to see what SPAN was all about. That led to a volunteer position in the pantry. Eventually, John was able to increase his involvement and became SPAN Treasurer in the summer of 2015.

John grew up in Topeka, Kansas. He attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, in Kings Point, New York, and after graduation he reported to Navy Flight Training where he began his Naval career. John spent 24 years in the Navy flying F/A-18s from various aircraft carriers all over the world. However, if you ask him, the highlight of his career was convincing the Texas woman he was dating to marry him and join him on the adventure. He and Magi have been together ever since, and have three children, Sarah, Nicolas and Ruby.

John and Magi moved many times with the Navy and lived in many exotic locations. It has (kind of) slowed down over the past few years as John was assigned to several staff tours in the DC area. John retired from the Navy in 2016, and the family decided to make Severna Park their permanent home. John continues to fly as an airline pilot for Southwest Airlines.





Director of Development - Michele Sabean

Michele Sabean has a bachelors degree in mathematics from Smith College and an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Previously Michele has worked as Director of Operations for a Charter School Operator in Baltimore City and as a Program Manager developing math and reading tutoring programs. She has experience training and teaching in a variety of settings. She is a member of Our Lady of the Fields Church and has taught Faith Formation classes there for many years. Michele also enjoys running, spending time outdoors, and dabbling in art and other creative projects. She and her husband John are raising their two sons in Crownsville, where they have lived for more than 15 years.



Director of Operations - Maia Grabau

Maia has 20 years of experience as a pastor’s wife and serving in church leadership in a variety of settings. She has ministered to people from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds from the projects to the streets of Baltimore and more. She has deep compassion for the poor and those who are broken. She also has been a content writer for N2 Publishing area magazines. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from California State University and a master’s degree in public policy from Regent University. She is married to David and is the proud mother of four grown children.



Member Churches


ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH     www.asburyumcarnold.org

78 Church Rd.

Arnold, MD  21012

Pastor: Pastor Jen Karsner               

Rep: Nancy Cody  

Alt: Ellyn Campbell                              



921 Generals Hwy.

Millersville, MD  21108                    

Pastor: Rev. Michael Beiber          

Rep: Gwen Hoyt                             

Alt: Kathy Norville           


BAY AREA COMMUNITY CHURCH   www.bayareacc.org

884 Chesterfield Rd.

Annapolis, MD  21401

Lead Pastor: Greg St. Cyr

Rep: Position Vacant


BROADNECK BAPTIST CHURCH   www.broadneckbaptistchurch.org

1257 Hilltop Dr., Cape St. Clair

Annapolis, MD 21409                          

Pastor: Abby Thornton Hailey           

Rep: Dave Smith                                

Alt: Tina Wilkins     



110 Townsend Ave

Baltimore, MD 21225

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Sonia King

Rep: Dawn Herzbeger



1070 Cecil Ave.,  South

Millersville, MD   21108                    

Pastor: Fr. Jack Ward

Rep: Joanne Petrik                             



OUR SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH   www.ourshepherd.com

400 Benfield Rd.

Severna Park, MD  21146                 

Pastor: Matthew Beers

Rep. Kathleen (Kathy) Taylor                   

Alt: Kathy Hikes                             


St. ANDREW by the BAY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH   www.standrewbythebay.org

701 College Parkway                        

Annapolis, MD  21409

Pastor: Rev. Jeffrey Dauses               

Rep: Joann McKnab                         

Alt: Marge Tsitouris                       



689 Ritchie Hwy.                               

Severna Park, MD  21146

Pastor: Fr. Erik Arnold

Rep: Pat Hunt                     


St. MARTIN’S-in-the-FIELD EPISCOPAL CHURCH  www.stmartinsinthefield.org

375 Benfield Rd.                               

Severna Park, MD  21146

Rector: The Rev. Mathew Hanisian

Rep: Kathy Berge                              

Alt: Gary Berge                                  


SEVERNA PARK BAPTIST CHURCH   www.severnaparkbaptistchurch.com

506 Benfield Rd.

Severna Park, MD  21146                  

Pastor: Pastor David Brown

Rep: Robert (Bob) Fulton                  



731 Benfield Rd.

Severna Park, MD  21146                

Pastor: Rev. Ron Foster

Rep: Francie (Fran) Seaman        

Alts: Karen Myers and Donna Barnabe                       


TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH   www.trinitysevernapark.org

99 Truck House Rd.   

Severna Park, MD  21146                 

Pastor: Stephen Mitchell

Rep. James M. DeLeon          



611 Baltimore Annapolis Rd.

Severna Park, MD   21146                

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Randall K. Bush

Rep: Peggy Newman                         




Bob Fulton-Chair                                

Gary Bishop                                  

Joe Labrum                                                                                 

Ted Mathison                                     

Linda Moore                                  

Ted Florenz (President)                     

John Howland  (Treasurer)              




Committee chair - Position Vacant                  

Steve Michelsen - Pantry                                               

Joanne Petrik - Board Rep.                      

Francie Seaman - Board Rep.                 

Mary Kay Sistik – Interviewer                                                                                         

Voting Ex Officio Member: Ted Florenz – Past Board President, Pantry Volunteer

Nonvoting Ex Officio Members: Michele Sabean-Dir. of Development, Maia Grabau-Dir. of Operations 

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SPAN, Inc. (Serving People Across Neighborhoods)
400 Benfield Rd.
Severna Park, MD 21146

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PO Box 626
Severna Park, MD 21146

Phone: 410-647-0889
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