Kay Brodie succeeds Bill Shrieves as Upper Shore Aging’s board president

CHESTERTOWN — Upper Shore Aging’s newly seated board of directors Executive Committee consists of Kay Brodie of Chestertown as president; Corey Pack of Easton as vice president; Mary Celeste Alexander of Chestertown as treasurer; and Judy Musch of Easton as secretary.

“We are thrilled to have these members join our Executive Board at such an exciting time for our agency,” Executive Director Andy Hollis said in a news release.

Hollis added in the written statement: “Upper Shore Aging is going through a transformation. These individuals bring backgrounds that will help us achieve our strategic goals of operational excellence, a strong infrastructure, financial stability, and advocating for the needs of seniors in the counties we serve.”

Hollis also thanked the outgoing members of the Executive Committee for their years of dedicated service.

He singled out outgoing President Bill Shrieves “for his years of leadership with our board and for his dedication to the seniors living on the Mid-Shore.”

Upper Shore Aging is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Kent, Talbot and Caroline counties, serving a potential market of nearly 31,000 persons over the age of 60.

According to its website, Upper Shore Aging develops and manages a coordinated program of services that work together to help elders to remain, and live well, in the community as long as possible.

Upper Shore Aging Inc. works closely with the Maryland Department of Aging to serve the needs of its clients.

The following biographical information about the Executive Committee members was provided in the news release.

Kay Brodie most recently worked at Chesapeake College, serving as director of the Learning Resources Center. Before that, she was dean of Academic Support Services and Technical Services librarian.

She also has worked as an AARP tax aide.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, a master’s degree in French from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Maryland.

She currently is a Meals on Wheels driver for Upper Shore Aging.

Corey Pack retired from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, most recently managing several offices on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

He then worked as a facilitator of the Talbot County Department of Social Services fatherhood classes before founding the Responsible Fathers Initiative.

Pack served on the Talbot County Council for 15 years and also has served on many local and state boards and commissions.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Delaware and is a Fellow of the Academy of Excellence in Local Governance from the Maryland Association of Counties.

Currently he is chairperson of the Justice Reinvestment Local Government Commission.

Mary Celeste Alexander retired from Chesapeake College. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Her volunteer work has included being a board member of the Friends of the Kent County Public Library, a docent with the Historical Society of Kent County-Maryland, and a volunteer with the Bordley Center Shop at the Historical Society of Kent County.

Judy Musch, now retired, worked in administrative jobs at Black & Decker, Memorial Hospital at Easton and Bayleigh Chase retirement community.

She has volunteered with the Hospice Pathways Program, Talbot Interfaith Shelter, Talbot Chapter of AARP, and served on the Advisory Committee for Brookletts Place center for seniors.

Currently, she is a driver for Partners in Care and financial secretary for the Easton Church of the Brethren.

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