Board of Directors
Virginia M. Thomas
President | Columbia, Maryland
Virginia M Thomas is currently the President of the Corporate Board at the Residences at Vantage Point and serves on the Foundation Board. She has been on the Corporate Board since 1996.
Since 2017, Ms Thomas has been elected to the Columbia Association Board of Directors as the representative from Oakland Mills Village and currently serves as Vice Chair.
She is the CA Board liaison to the Climate Change and Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Board Operations Committee. She served on the CA Audit Committee and liaison to the Aquatics Committee. She was the Honorary Chair of the WinterGrowth’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in 2019. She serves on the Maryland Disabilities Forum and the Local Leadership Team for Oakland Mills Village project of the Howard County Local Children’s Board.
Ms Thomas retired as Director of Community Health for the Center for Health Program Development and Management (Hilltop Institute) University of Maryland Baltimore County. Ms. Thomas served 12 years as a State Legislator in the Maryland General Assembly, and has been recognized as a legislative leader with expertise in healthcare environment, and human services. Prior to that she served for eight years on the Howard County Council and Zoning Board.
Known for her community outreach and volunteer activities, Ms. Thomas currently serves as Past President of the Maryland Gerontological Association where she served as President for 10 years. She is a past board member of the Mental Health Association of Maryland, Humanim, Grassroots, and numerous other Boards and Committees in Howard County and Maryland. She is also one of the Founders of the Rt. 1 Day Center Partners for the homeless, many of whom live in tents along Rt. 1. She also was one of the Founding Members of The Village in Howard and served on the board for two years. Ms Thomas received an M.S.W. in Psychiatric Social Work from Rutgers University, an A.C.S.W. in Administration from Penn State, and a B.S. in Secondary Education/Psychology from Farleigh Dickenson University.
Gail T. Young
Vice President | Westminster, Maryland
A management consultant in domestic and international financial management, Gail Young is the former chief financial officer and treasurer, Universities Research Association, Inc.; vice president of administrative and financial affairs, Maryland Biotechnology Institute, University of Maryland System; director of financial management, U.S. Department of Transportation; and former controller of the US Department of Energy. Dr. Young holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a doctorate of business administration from The George Washington University. She is both a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager, was a founding director of The Women’s National Bank and of the First WNB Corp., Washington, D.C., and is a member of several professional organizations. Dr. Young has served as professor of accounting at the University of Baltimore and Mount St. Mary’s University.
Bruce P. Martin
Secretary, Treasurer | Columbia, Maryland
A lawyer and former Maryland assistant attorney general Bruce Martin currently serves as executive director of the Montgomery County Maryland Merit System Protection Board. Before retiring from state service, Mr. Martin was counsel to the Maryland Department of Budget and Management, where he represented the state with regard to operating and capital budgets, fiscal matters, contracts and procurement, and employee relations. His experience also includes service as an assistant legislative officer to the Governor of Maryland; counsel to the Maryland Departments of Juvenile Services, Disabilities, and Human Resources; the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs; and the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention; and as an attorney in private practice.
Retired director of social services, Winter Growth, Inc.; social worker with a focus on dementia care. Ms. Bednarzik has over 25 years of clinical and management experience in social work, mental health and aging. She was director of and assisting in developing several model assisted living programs, including Ruth Keeton House and Winter Growth. She served on various boards and advisory committees, including the Coalition of Geriatric Services, the Howard County Mental Health Committee, the University of Maryland School of Social Work Advisory Board, the Association of Community Services Board, and the Alzheimer’s Respite Care Advisory Board. She holds an M.S.W. with a concentration in aging administration from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Waynesburg College.
H. Mark Bobotek
Ellicott City, Maryland
Mark Bobotek is an attorney in private practice with more than 20 years of experience in elder law. He is a member of the bar and a practicing attorney in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Bobotek limits his practice to estate planning and elder law, including asset protection from nursing homes, wills, trusts, estates, powers of attorney and health care documents, charitable giving and related areas. He served on the board of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, the board of managers for the Howard County YMCA, and the advisory board of Deerfield Senior Services. He is a current member of ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Howard County Bar Association. He has authored numerous articles and other publications, writing and speaking frequently on estate planning and elder law issues. He is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law, with advanced training in tax law at the University of Baltimore.
Penny L. Boughn
Ellicott City, Maryland
Before she retired from AT&T Penny Boughn worked as data sales manager, national account manager, and project manager. At NCR she served as national account manager and marketing manager. She was a member of the Howard County Commission for Women 1980-83. She received a bachelor’s in business administration, summa cum laude, from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, and was included in the 14th edition of Who’s Who in American Women.
Leo Bruette is a retired certified public accountant who worked in public accounting for more than 35 years. He is a retired tax partner of BDO USA, LLP, a CPA firm that operates internationally. Mr. Bruette managed tax engagements for a variety of business enterprises as well as non-profit entities and individuals. He received a B.A. – History from the University of Maryland, College Park; in addition, he holds a Certificate in Accounting and a M.S. – Taxation, both from the University of Baltimore. Mr. Bruette is a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a long serving member of its State Tax Committee.
Susan Catellan currently serves as vice president of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, one of the largest and most successful commercial construction companies in the United States. Over the years she has worked on numerous construction projects – both public and private, and both large and small — including Vantage Point more than 20 years ago. She received her B.S. in civil engineering from Villanova University, an M.S. in engineering technology and management from the University of Maryland, and a certificate in general theology from the Washington Theological Union.
Irma A. Chapin
Irma Chapin is a nursing consultant with Prime Health and former owner/operator Millennium Health Services Facilities. Ms. Chapin was owner and operator of six nursing homes and rehabilitation centers in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., area that served 1,500 residents and employed more than 2,000 employees. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Quality Assurance Committee for the Health Facilities Association of Maryland and has received its Directors Award.
Lin Eagan is principal, The Eagan Team of Long and Foster; former president of Lakeview Title Company; and active in the real estate community since 1979. Ms. Eagan is a past president of the Columbia Foundation and past chair of the Howard County Board of Zoning Appeals, and has served on numerous non-profit boards, including FIRN, the Columbia Festival of the Arts, and the Howard County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is currently active in the Chamber as well as a member of the Wilde Lake education committee. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she has earned her BA in Spanish and English.
Michael Glasgow, Ex Officio
Dr. Michael Glasgow, a Vantage Point resident, serves as past president of the Vantage Point Residents’ Association. Dr. Glasgow has a background in medical education and research, including positions with the NIH Laboratory of Neurochemistry, Johns Hopkins, and most recently with the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has focused on cardiovascular research and geriatrics. He received a B.A. in engineering/liberal arts (biology concentration) from The Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in physiology (minor in biochemistry) from the University of Maryland.
David Irme is chief executive officer of IMRE, an integrated brand communications firm. Mr. Imre is a senior counselor in strategic brand marketing, communications and public relations. He has served in public relations for more than 30 years, specializing in strategic planning, crisis communications and senior counsel. He received his B.S. in communications arts from James Madison University and an M.S. in broadcasting and management from Ohio University.
Karla Pinato created and spearheads the Senior Living Division of Northrop Realty, a Long and Foster Company. She has been a licensed realtor for more than 20 years, holding advanced real estate certifications, including SRES® Seniors Real Estate Specialist and CRS® Certified Residential Specialist, achieved by the top 3 percent of real estate agents nationwide. She is a specialist in the unique needs that apply to older adults making a significant life move and teaches educational seminars to help seniors in the process of selling their homes. Among her previous positions, she served as president of the Howard County Million Dollar Club, legislative committee member of the Howard County Association of Realtors, executive director of the Creig Northrop Team, assistant teacher at Glenelg County School, and account manager and systems analyst at Sprint Corporation and Unisys. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and Montclair State University.
Carol A. Romano
Dr. Carol A. Romano, Rear Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) (Ret.), is professor and dean of the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She received a diploma in nursing (1971) from the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing in Pennsylvania and earned her bachelor of science (1977), master of science (1985) and Ph.D. (1993) degrees in nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Dr. Romano is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Medical Informatics. She has served in a variety of leadership positions in the USPHS in the Office of the Surgeon General, including chief nurse officer, and has also worked for 34 years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Research Center. She is contributor and editorial board member for several professional journals, recipient of multiple NIH, Department of Health and Human Services and university awards, and acknowledged in the World Who’s Who in American Nursing.
Leon Rosenberg, Ex Officio
A Vantage Point resident; president of the Vantage Point Residents’ Association, Leon A. Rosenberg, Ph.D. (Lee), is a clinical psychologist, Johns Hopkins University professor emeritus with joint appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and in counseling in the School of Education. He was on the faculty of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for 45 years before retiring in 2000 and entering private practice until 2009. He and his wife moved to Vantage Point in Columbia in August of 2010.