Board of Directors

Michael Fitz-Patrick
Board President

Michael has been in the financial services industry since 2000 and is currently a portfolio manager with Merrill Lynch. His focus is on portfolio construction, goal based analysis and retirement planning.

Michael lives in Hunt Valley with his wife Mary Beth and their 4 children. He was formerly a member of the Investment Committee at St. James Academy and remains active in the community coaching sports and volunteering with his kid’s schools.

Christian Mester
Board Vice President

Christian is a partner with McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester LLC working to investigate and prosecute medical negligence cases. Christian was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Task Force on Discipline of Health Care providers and Improved Patient Care.

Christian and his wife Tina have 3 children and are actively engaged in coaching multiple sports. Christian is active in his community serving on a number of boards including the DeMatha Catholic High School alumni association and is a member of the DeMatha Hall of Fame for his volunteer service.

Norm Long
Treasurer

Norm is CEO at Havtech, a manufacturers’ representative for commercial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, a company he’s been instrumental in growing for the past 25 years. Norm served in the Air Force, achieving the rank of captain before being honorably discharged and transitioning into civilian work in engineering.

Norm and his wife Denise currently live in Ellicott City and have 3 adult children who are all proud alumni of the University of Maryland.

Brooks Paternotte
Secretary

Brooks is Executive Director at Irvine Nature Center; an environmental education center featuring extensive nature programming for all ages on 200 acres of land in Baltimore County. He is active in a number of professional organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for ANCA (Association of Nature Center Administrators).
Brooks is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending time with his wife Elizabeth and their 2 children on their family farm.

Wayne Coffey
Founder

Wayne has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and is the President | Owner of Coffey & Company, an insurance agency that offers all lines of insurance to their clients under three core principles: integrity, professionalism and competency. Their strategies have been recognized across the industry in trade publications and text books.

Wayne is active in the community serving on the Board of Directors at Sacred Heart School, the Baltimore Chapter of Legatus and Join-Up International. In the past he has also served with Casey Cares Foundation, There Goes My Hero and the Baltimore Child Abuse Center. He and his wife Delores have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren.

William Clark
Board Member

Bill is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, bought, grown and sold multiple businesses. He currently owns a small business that helps people become better leaders and as an outcome, grow their organization. His focus is to help others achieve their dreams.

Bill lives in Baltimore is avid sailor and is active in his church and a number of civic groups.

Kenny Mallick
Board Member

Kenny, with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry is the Founder | Owner of Mallick Mechanical Contractors and Mallick Plumbing & Heating. He has grown his business by investing in staff and has been recognized by his peers as the Mechanical Contractor of the Year for multiple years.

Kenny and his wife Michelle live in Damascus with their 4 children. He is active in his community as a past Boy Scouts Den Leader and coach in multiple sports.

Pam Piro
Board Member

Bringing over 18 years of industry experience, Pam is currently the President / CEO at Unitec – The Car Wash Starts Here, which specializes in manufacturing and servicing automatic payment stations for unattended car washes. Pam is a leader in her industry serving with both the Mid-Atlantic Car Wash Association and the International Car Wash Association.

Pam is active in her community serving on the Board of Advisors at the Brown School of Leadership & Business | Stevenson University and as a board member with the Oncology Foundation of Maryland | DC. She and her husband Bob enjoy spending time with their grandson; they currently live in West Friendship.

Elaine Spector
Board Member

Elaine is a patent attorney at Harrity & Harrity with over 20 years’ experience in intellectual property law. She is considered an industry expert in prosecuting patent applications and trademark enforcement. She has been published multiple times in industry and university journals.

Elaine and her husband Yale live in Hunt Valley with their 3 children. They are active in the community and volunteer as a family with the Disabilities Ministry at Grace Fellowship Church.

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