Public Commentary

Commentary from Community Leaders around the Baltimore Metropolitan Region.

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COMMENTARIES HEARD ON WYPR, DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF WYPR’S STAFF OR MANAGEMENT.

Donald C. Fry - March 31, 2015

Apr 1, 2015

Donald C. Fry has been the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), the central Maryland region's most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, since November 2002.

Under Don’s leadership, the GBC is recognized as a knowledgeable and highly credible business voice in the Baltimore region, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. on policy issues and competitive challenges facing Maryland. Its mission is to apply private-sector leadership to strengthening the business climate and quality of life in the region and state.

Rick Barth - March 24, 2015

Mar 27, 2015

Richard P. “Rick” Barth, PhD, MSW, is professor and dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is a Fellow and President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. His bachelors and graduate degrees are from Brown University and the University of California at Berkeley, respectively. He has also served as a chaired professor at UC Berkeley and University of North Carolina. He has authored many books, chapters, and articles on children’s services practice, programs, policy, and research.

John Hoey - March 17, 2015

Mar 17, 2015

As President & CEO of the Y of Central Maryland, John works with the board of directors to fulfill its charitable mission and achieve the vision of fundamentally enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we operate. 

Leading one of the fastest growing and largest Y associations in North America, John works with an engaged group of volunteer and staff leaders to promote healthy living, youth development and social responsibility in the region.

Prior to joining the Y as CEO in 2006, John spent the entirety of his professional career in the private sector while volunteering his time in the community.

Donald C. Fry - March 3, 2015

Mar 4, 2015

Donald C. Fry has been the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), the central Maryland region's most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, since November 2002.

Under Don’s leadership, the GBC is recognized as a knowledgeable and highly credible business voice in the Baltimore region, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. on policy issues and competitive challenges facing Maryland. Its mission is to apply private-sector leadership to strengthening the business climate and quality of life in the region and state.

Beth Harbinson - February 24, 2015

Feb 24, 2015

Beth Sandbower Harbinson is a Baltimore native who has worked for the last 15 years in non-profit management, fundraising and development. Her professional experience working in higher education and Independent Schools and her personal experience raising her own children who attend both public and private schools has reinforced her belief in the importance of the opportunity to select educational opportunities that work best for each child.

Rick Barth - Feburary 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015

Richard P. “Rick” Barth, PhD, MSW, is professor and dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is a Fellow and President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. His bachelors and graduate degrees are from Brown University and the University of California at Berkeley, respectively. He has also served as a chaired professor at UC Berkeley and University of North Carolina. He has authored many books, chapters, and articles on children’s services practice, programs, policy, and research.

John Hoey - February 10, 2015

Feb 10, 2015

As President & CEO of the Y of Central Maryland, John works with the board of directors to fulfill its charitable mission and achieve the vision of fundamentally enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we operate. 

Leading one of the fastest growing and largest Y associations in North America, John works with an engaged group of volunteer and staff leaders to promote healthy living, youth development and social responsibility in the region.

Donald C. Fry - January 27, 2015

Jan 28, 2015

Donald C. Fry has been the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), the central Maryland region's most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, since November 2002.

Under Don’s leadership, the GBC is recognized as a knowledgeable and highly credible business voice in the Baltimore region, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. on policy issues and competitive challenges facing Maryland. Its mission is to apply private-sector leadership to strengthening the business climate and quality of life in the region and state.

Beth Harbinson - January 20, 2015

Jan 20, 2015

Beth Sandbower Harbinson is a Baltimore native who has worked for the last 15 years in non-profit management, fundraising and development. Her professional experience working in higher education and Independent Schools and her personal experience raising her own children who attend both public and private schools has reinforced her belief in the importance of the opportunity to select educational opportunities that work best for each child.

Rick Barth - January 13, 2015

Jan 12, 2015

Richard P. “Rick” Barth, PhD, MSW, is professor and dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is a Fellow and President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. His bachelors and graduate degrees are from Brown University and the University of California at Berkeley, respectively. He has also served as a chaired professor at UC Berkeley and University of North Carolina. He has authored many books, chapters, and articles on children’s services practice, programs, policy, and research.

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