Board Members

Members of the Board include:



J. Haggerty John F. Haggerty
Councilmanic District C Representative

Mr. Haggerty holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Maryland and a Master's in Education from the University of Florida. He pursued advanced studies in higher education administration at the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Haggerty is retired from Harford Community College, where he served as an associate dean and Athletic Director. Following his career at Harford, Mr. Haggerty was employed with Ripken Baseball in community relations related to the Cal Ripken World Series. He was appointed to the Board in 2007.

As an active community member, Mr. Haggerty served on the Maryland Real Estate Commission, the Harford County Board of Parks and Recreation, the Board of Directors of the Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross, and was President of the New Harford Democratic Club.

Term expires June 30, 2018

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Board of Trustees at HCC Laura L. Henninger, Esq., CPA
At-Large Representative

Laura L. Henninger was appointed to the Board in 2015. The managing attorney/owner of Henninger & Henninger, LLC in Bel Air, she received an AV® Preeminent™ attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Prior positions include associate attorney at Leaf & Mahoney, PA (Bel Air); associate attorney at Blum, Yumkas, Mailman, Gutman & Denick, PA (Baltimore); and associate attorney at Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, PA (Towson).

Ms. Henninger received a B.S. in economics and accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Dayton. She earned a Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Harford County Bar Association, and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. Active in the community, her affiliations include member and grants committee chair, Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County; board member and secretary, Birthright Pregnancy Aid Center of Harford County, Inc.; member, former president, and founding board member, Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network, Inc.; and member, Planned Giving Subcommittee, The John Carroll School. In addition, she previously served as former board member and treasurer, The ARC-Northern Chesapeake Region Foundation, Inc. Ms. Henninger is a graduate of the Harford Leadership Academy.

Term expires June 30, 2020

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C. Hunter Cordell E. Hunter, Sr., Vice Chair
At-Large Representative

Rev. Cordell Hunter, Vice Chair, is a retired Anne Arundel Public Schools educator and administrator. In addition, he has served as pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal Church since 1980, Director of Social Political Action, and Instructor for the Board of Examiners. He was recently appointed to the position of Presiding Elder of the Eastern District, Baltimore Annual Conference.

Rev. Hunter has served his community as a commissioner on the Housing Authority of Havre de Grace; Vice President of the Maryland State Conferences Branches, Chairperson of Regional Seven and member of the Harford County Branch of the NAACP. He also serves as the Vice President of the Susquehanna Ministerium, representative for the Faith Based Ministry for Census 2010, Harford County Government, and second term member of the Harford County State Central Committee. He serves as Chaplain for Upper Chesapeake Hospital Systems, District Six, Prince Hall Masons and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He earned a B.S. in elementary education and a M.S. in education administration and supervision from Morgan State University with additional graduate work at Goucher College, Coppin State University, Loyola University Maryland, and St. Mary's Seminary and Ecumenical Institute. He resides in Havre de Grace.

Term expires June 30, 2017

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Board of Trustees at HCC Joyce Jackson
Councilmanic District A Representative

Term expires June 30, 2021

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Dr. James MCcauley James W. McCauley, Ph.D.
Councilmanic District F Representative

Dr. McCauley was appointed to the Board in 2014. He earned his B.S. in geology from St. Joseph's College in Indiana and both his M.S. in mineralogy and Ph.D. in solid state science (crystallography) from The Pennsylvania State University. He also completed an Executive MBA program at Northeastern University.

Dr. McCauley retired from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at APG and is now an emeritus/guest researcher at ARL. His awards and recognition's include two Army Research and Development awards, the 2007 Senior Scientific-Professional (ST) Employee Presidential Rank Award and the Army's Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Dr. McCauley was recognized by Penn State University as an MRI Distinguished Alumni, a Centennial Fellow of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the 2011 Charles L. Hosler Alumni Scholar. He is a Past President, Fellow and Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society. Over the years, Dr. McCauley has served on multiple boards and committees and has been active in the community.

Term expires June 30, 2019

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Chairman Board of TrusteesRichard D. Norling, Chair
Councilmanic District D Representative

Mr. Norling, Chair of the Board of Trustees, recently retired from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources where he was Legislative Director. He is a former chair of the Harford County Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission and he served as chair of the Budget Advisory Board to the Harford County Council from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Norling previously served as program coordinator for the Ocean Energy Licensing Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); staff director of two subcommittees of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries; and founder/CEO of a computer software company. He is the owner and manager of Deer Creek Farm in Darlington.

Mr. Norling earned a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. and M.A. in political science from The Ohio State University. He earned a M.Phil., political science, from Yale University. He is a graduate of the Harford Leadership Academy.

Term expires June 30, 2019

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Board of Trustees at HCC Jan P. Stinchcomb
Councilmanic District B

Appointed to the Board in 2012, Mrs. Stinchcomb serves as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Faculty for the Maryland Institute, College of Art. She earned an Associate’s degree at Harford Community College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Queens College, City University of New York. She recently completed an Educational Management Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

A resident of Abingdon, Ms. Stinchcomb has been involved in community planning efforts since 1991. She served on the Future’s Growth Study Task Force appointed by the County Executive in 1997. She has also served on the Coastal and Watershed Resources Advisory Committee, Harford County Strategic Planning Committee, and the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission. Ms. Stinchcomb is the founder of the Friends of Harford, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and take action on issues related to regional smart growth policies. In addition, Mrs. Stinchcomb currently serves as President of the Board of the International Association of Independent Art and Design Schools.

Term expires June 30, 2020

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image Richard P. Streett, III, D.V.M.

Dr. Richard Streett III was appointed to the Board in 2015. He is the Managing Partner for Churchville, Greenbrier, and Swan Creek Veterinary Clinics; he worked there previously as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Streett coordinates the day-to-day operations of three veterinary offices located in Harford County and oversees more than 50 staff members and associate veterinarians. He provides strategic and fiscal management for the corporation, establishes marketing initiatives, and provides inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care. Prior to joining the Churchville Veterinary Clinic, he worked as an associate veterinarian at the Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) in May 2000.

Dr. Streett is the President-Elect of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. He served previously as Vice President and was the Harford County Delegate from June 2005-June 2014. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Harford Veterinary Medical Association. He received the American Animal Hospital Association Award for Proficiency in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.

Term expires June 30, 2019

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J. Valdez James J. Valdes, Ph.D.
Councilmanic District E Representative

Appointed to the Board in 2007, Dr. James J. Valdes previously served three terms as Chair and three terms as Vice Chair. Prior to that he served three terms as Vice Chair. Dr. Valdes retired from Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, where he served as the senior biological scientist and advisor to the U. S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Group, and he is Senior Research Fellow at the National Defense University's Center for Technology and National Security Policy.

Dr. Valdes holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University of Chicago, a Master of Science from Trinity University, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience/Chemistry of Behavior from Texas Christian University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in neurotoxicity at The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Valdes is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and an adjunct professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland.

He is the author of more than 130 scientific journal articles and 55 technical reports; he has given more than 300 presentations to international scientific professional groups. In 2003 and 2009, Dr. Valdes received the Presidential Rank Award presented by the Secretary of the Army and the Vice Chief of Army Staff on behalf of the president.

Term expires June 30, 2018

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