Faces of SPAN


Executive Board


President - Ted Florenz

Ted, a member of Woods Church, took on the role of SPAN president in 2016. He has been a volunteer with SPAN since 2014, and still works in the pantry two days a week, in addition to his duties as president.

Ted lives in Severna Park with his wife, Jill, an optometrist, and they have one adult son, Eric.

Ted is retired after many years in the auto industry, and likes to golf, ski, kayak, and bike in his spare time.



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 - Karen Hall

Karen began her professional career working for eight years as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant both in Maryland and at a border hospital in Arizona. She earned a Masters in Social Work in 1992 from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She then had a opportunity to work in a variety of locations with different populations with her now-retired Army spouse. She has worked in a community-based outreach program in Kansas serving families and children. In Germany she worked as member of a team for the New Parent Support Program with expectant parents and children up to six years old. Relocating back to Maryland in 2003, she recently retired after 13 years of service working for the Department of Defense, serving military and civilian members. 

Karen resides in Severna Park with her husband. They have two adult children. She and husband enjoy traveling and biking. 




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 - Ellen Kinsella

Ellen joined SPAN as the Director of Development in 2017. Before joining the SPAN staff, she had been doing SPAN's social media, public relations and newsletters as a volunteer. 

Ellen has a background in journalism and marketing, and earned her Bachelor's degree from University of Delaware in Communications. She owned her own editorial consulting business, Eye-B-4-E Editorial, and also wrote for the Severna Park Voice for 13 years. 

Ellen and her husband, Kevin, have lived in the Shipley's Choice neighborhood in Millersville since 1997, and their three children were raised in the local community and school system. Ellen was deeply involved in volunteering for PTAs, sports teams, music groups, Scouts, and other activities that helped her become knowledgeable with the local community and its leaders. Ellen has also been a board member of Giving Back, Linda's Legacy, a homeless drive, where she managed their social media and publicity, and attended their annual deliveries on Christmas Eve with her family.

She looks forward to increasing SPAN's visibility in Anne Arundel County, connecting with more churches, businesses and private donors, and thinking of innovative ways to fundraise.




Director of Operations - Jennifer Pumphrey, LCSW-C

Jennifer earned a bachelors degree in Economics from UMBC, and a masters degree in Social Work from UMAB School of Social Work. Jennifer has worked at SPAN since 2012, but prior to that she was a SPAN volunteer.
Before working at SPAN, Jennifer worked for Baltimore City Schools as a school social worker. Jennifer has lived in Millersville MD, in Shipley’s Choice, since 2002, where she and her husband Brad raised their two daughters, Sarah and Molly. Sarah and Molly both graduated from Severna Park High School, Sarah in 2014 and Molly 2017.



Member Churches


ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH     www.asburyumcarnold.org

78 Church Rd.

Arnold, MD  21012

Pastor: Pastor Jen Karsner               

Rep: Katie Dold                                 



921 Generals Hwy.

Millersville, MD  21108                    

Pastor: Rev. Philip D. Tocknell           

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     


BROOKLYN COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/150535

110 Townsend Ave.

Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Sonia L. King

Rep: Rev. Dr. Sonia L. King


HOPE SPRINGS COMMUNITY CHURCH  www.hopespringscommunitychurch.org

Currently meeting at:

Anne Arundel Community College

Humanities #112

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012

Pastor: Paul Raddin

Rep: Barbara Patasce



1070 Cecil Ave.,  South

Millersville, MD   21108                    

Pastor: Monsignor Jay O'Connor

Rep: Joanne Petrik                             

Alt: Debbie Compere                         


OUR SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH   www.ourshepherd.com

400 Benfield Rd.

Severna Park, MD  21146                 

Pastor: Earl Janssen

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: Anne Dashiell                       


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        

Alt: Karen Myers                           


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. Susan DeWyngaert

Rep: Karen Hall                                

Alt: Position Vacant                        



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 – Board President, Pantry   

Nonvoting Ex Officio Members: Ellen Kinsella-Dir. of Development, Jennifer Pumphrey-Dir. of Operations 

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

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Severna Park, MD 21146

Phone: 410-647-0889
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