2017 Board of Trustees

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
From left: 2017 CHF Executive Committee Members Jay Tawes, Carol Heck, Pat Carson, Tracey Johns, and Terry Pehan. Not pictured: Doug Crockett



Jay Tawes, Chairman, Customs House Chair
Marty Schlegel, Vice-Chair, Ward Brothers Workshop Chair

Pat Carson, Secretary, Cedar Marsh Sanctuary Chair
Doug Crockett, Treasurer, Buildings & Grounds Co-Chair
Terry Pehan, Executive Committee, Immediate Past-Chairman, Buildings & Grounds Co-Chair

Carol Heck, Membership Chair
Kathy Green
Barbara Kuebler, Volunteer Coordinator Chair
Catherine Bradshaw-Parks, Tangier Island Liason
Mary Ann Peterman, Educational Program Chair
Eddie Somers, Smith Island Liason
Sue Stuckey

Read more about CHF’s Board of Trustees here.



Jay Tawes : 2017 Chairman. Philanthropist, successful businessman in the areas of investment, real estate, and insurance brokerage. Current Treasurer for the Greater Crisfield Action Coalition & Friends Board, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Past-President of the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce. Recipient of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s 2008 Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award. Also the 2016 WBOC Jefferson Award Winner, for his service to the community.

Tracey Johns: 2017 Vice Chair. Current Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Vice President of Communications and Talbot County Office of Tourism Board Member. Past-Chair, St. Michaels Tourism Board. Past-President, Talbot Optimist Club & Tidewater Camera Club. Past Board Member, Shore Leadership & Talbot Partnership. Co-Chair, 2010 Easton High School After-Grad Committee. 2005 Shore Leadership graduate.

Pat Carson:  2017 CHF Secretary. Retired school teacher, active in environmental and Native American affairs. Lifelong resident of Crisfield, Md.

Doug Crockett: 2017 CHF Treasurer. Retired school teacher,  Chairman of Trustees of Immanuel Church, Board of Directors for McCready Health, Member of Crisfield Elks since 1987, member of Worcester County Teachers Association for 31 years.

Terry Pehan: 2017 Immediate Past-Chairman. Retired Colonel, United States Air Force. Active in volunteering for various local organizations. Resident of the Crisfield area for more than two decades.

Marty Schlegel: Martin Schlegel grew up outside of Reading, Pa. before moving to Salisbury, Md. 28 years ago. Schlegel often stays in Crisfield aboard his boat The Lucky Dog at Somers Cove Marina, and hopes to help CHF create an environment and atmosphere that builds awareness of Crisfield’s rich heritage and history. Schlegel is the owner of Strategic Commerce Solutions, a merchant service company for Ignite Payments, having served on Easterseals’ corporate board for one term, and on its advisory board for more than 12 years. His volunteer work includes serving the United Way, Oak Ridge Baptist Church, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.