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Howard Community College Educational Foundation Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Columbia, MD – Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. (HCCEF) Executive Director Missy Mattey is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its board of directors: Alison Canning, Vivian Moore Lawyer, Rosa Scharf, and Sanjay Srivastava.

Alison Canning

Alison Canning joined Morgan Stanley (formerly Legg Mason) In Baltimore in 2003. With more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, she specializes in the development of personalized, goals-based financial planning strategies for individuals, families, and business owners. Canning studied abroad at DeMontfort University in Leicester, England and in 2003, earned a bachelor of science degree from Towson University. She earned the Financial Planning Specialist designation in 2009. Active in the local community, Canning serves on the advisory board for the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County and was board chair through June 2018. She resides in Silver Spring with her husband and two children.

Vivian Moore Lawyer

Vivian Moore Lawyer began her career in higher education and administration serving as a student services professional at Bowling Green State University after obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the university. She went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in Washington, DC, and recently became a certified professional coach by the center for Coaching Certification. For 12 years she served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Montgomery College in Maryland after 10 years as Director of Employment and Development in Human Resources. Since retiring, she created VML Coaching, LLC, capitalizing on her years of experience in human resource management. She has served in leadership roles in professional and community service organizations. Lawyer currently serves on the Howard County, Maryland Personnel Board as an appointment by the Howard County Executive. She was recently elected chair of the Personnel Board.

Rosa Scharf

With more than 30 years of financial sales, commercial lending, and management experience, Rosa Scharf serves as the Howard County Commercial Team Lead, Senior Vice President for Howard Bank. Since 1993, she has served on several boards and committees, including Meals On Wheels of Central Maryland, the Maryland Commercial Lender’s Association, The Boy Scouts of Central Maryland, The Howard County Chamber of Commerce, and the American Heart Association. She has received several awards, which include the Maryland Banker’s Association Champion for Women Award and Individual Achievement Honor. Scharf earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Baltimore and was part of the Howard County Leadership Program Class of 2000.

Sanjay Srivastava

Sanjay Srivastava is the chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Seto Holdings, Inc. (publicly traded as SETO), which provides healthcare through its clinics in Maryland and Virginia. Seto’s primary focus is in health, education, and clean energy. Seto’s mission is to “elevate the human condition” through activities that benefit society. Srivastava works to implement this objective through Seto and his personal ventures both in the United States and India. Srivastava serves on the boards of multiple companies. He has been a resident of Howard County for more than 30 years.

HCCEF officers for fiscal year 2019:
  • Chair – Mary Cannon, Mary Cannon & Associates, LLC
  • Vice Chair – Allen Stott, Chesapeake Corporate Advisors, LLC
  • Secretary – Kathleen Hetherington, President, Howard Community College
  • Treasurer – Sean Keller, Freedom Consulting Group
  • Assistant Treasurer – Kenneth Solow, Pinnacle Advisory Group, Inc.
HCCEF board members (including officers and new members):
  • Jonathan Ahn, Esq., Attorney
  • Nancy Calder, Faculty Liaison, Howard Community College
  • Charlie Camp, M&T Bank
  • Alison Canning, Morgan Stanley
  • Mary Cannon, Mary Cannon & Associates, LLC
  • Matt D’Amico, Design Collective
  • Kathleen Hetherington, Howard Community College
  • Sean Hough, Sandy Spring Bank
  • Sean Keller, Freedom Consulting Group
  • Vivian Lawyer, VML Coaching, LLC
  • Benjamin Mobley, PNC Wealth Management
  • Thomas Munns, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Eric Regelin, GRANIX, LLC
  • Bruce Rothschild, Attorney
  • Alexander Rugrok, Bouland & Brush, LLC
  • Rosa Scharf, Howard Bank
  • Kevin Schmidt, Board of Trustees Liaison, Smiths Group
  • Kenneth Solow, Pinnacle Advisory Group, Inc.
  • Danielle Smith, Baltimore Gas and Electric
  • Quentin Smith, Praxis Engineering
  • Sanjay Srivastava, Seto Holdings, Inc.
  • Allen Stott, Chesapeake Corporate Advisors, LLC
  • Robin Thomas, BB&T Wealth
  • Barbara Van Winkle, Nancy Adams Personnel

The Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that provides funds for scholarships, grants, and programs that benefit the college and its students. Established in 1978, the mission of the HCCEF is to improve lives and create opportunities by funding pathways to student success. All administrative costs are covered by the college to ensure that all the money raised goes directly to scholarships or to advance and support the programs and facilities of Howard Community College. One hundred percent of all gifts go directly toward the scholarship, endowment, or program designated by the donor.

For information on contributions or other donor opportunities, contact the HCCEF at 443-518-1970,, or visit

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