Board of Directors
Krista currently serves as General Counsel for Natelli Communities, a real estate investment and development company based in Gaithersburg, MD. Before joining Natelli, she was an attorney/principal with Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. in Frederick. In addition to L'Arche, Krista serves on the Board of Trustees for St. John’s Cemetery, Inc. and remains active with the Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Hood College Board of Associates. Krista lives in downtown Frederick with her husband, B.J. Davisson, two cats and a Dalmatian.
Mary joined the board in July 2020. Mary recently retired having served 38 years with Frederick County Public Schools in Frederick, Maryland. Her last assignment was Principal of Rock Creek School. Rock Creek is a special education day program for students ages 3-21, who have significant cognitive disabilities. Mary enjoys traveling, biking, quilting and reading.
Dr. Emil Berendt
Emil is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business at Mount St. Mary's University. As a parent of a child with disabilities, he understands the need for support for people with disabilities and is proud to serve on the board of L'Arche Frederick.
Bill has been involved with L'Arche Frederick since 2008 as a member of the planning committee. He is a LCSW and a retired School Social Worker for Frederick County Public Schools. He spent the last 15 years with Rock Creek School, providing social work services to individuals with severe intellectual and physical disabilities and their families. He lives with his wife, Myra, and has two adult children and two grandchildren.
Pat has been a Board member since 2016 and served as Board chair from 2016 to 2019. She has worked fpr many corporate and non-profit enterprises in finance and accounting over her 40 year career. Her brother, Kevin, who has a genetic condition called Xia-Gibbs syndrome, is her inspiration for being deeply involved with L'Arche Frederick for the past seven years.
Jose has worked for Moyer and Sons Moving and Storage, Inc for 35 years, most recently as General Manager. He is an Executive Committee member of the Maryland Motor Truck Association-MD Movers Council. Jose has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 17 years, serving in many capacities including Grand Knight for 5 years. He is currently district warden and chapter president for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton council. As a parent of a daughter with disabilities, Jose believes L'Arche to be an exceptional model in people with and without disabilities forming bonds of long-lasting friendship and love.
Bobby has been a long-term volunteer and friend of L'Arche Frederick prior to joining the board in 2020. He is employed as a personal assistant for his brother, also a L'Arche friend and volunteer, and facilitates community-based activities and transportation. Bobby is very involved with his church community of St. Ignatius of Loyola as a greeter, cross-bearer, usher, and assistant with the Vacation Bible Camp program. Bobby has been a steadfast volunteer in preparing, advertising, and co-leading L'Arche events.
Tyler is a recent graduate of Mount St. Mary's University, and currently works as an audit associate at RSM US LLP. He first encountered L'Arche as a freshman through his involvement in Best Buds, a student organization that partners with L'Arche for their various social events. Tyler first joined the board as the Youth Advisory Member and has since become a member at large of L'Arche Frederick's board.
Ryan joined L'Arche in 2023. A graduate of the University of Maryland and FCC, he is currently the Commercial Lending Portfolio Manager with Woodsboro Bank. Ryan volunteers as a member of the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and helps direct Woodsboro Bank's United Way Campaign. Ryan resides in Frederick with his wife, Nideen, two young daughters, and two dogs.
Dr. Christina Green
Christina L. Green, MBA, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Bolte School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University. She specializes in management, leadership, organization development, and DEI with a focus on gender and disability inclusion. Christina is also a certified yoga instructor and owner of Serenity Yoga with Christina, LLC.