Jayne Klein has been elected president. She is a registered dietitian with a private practice in Bel Air. Klein is a member of the family that owns Klein’s ShopRite, a chain of retail grocery stores in Harford and Baltimore counties. She is active as a community volunteer for many local organizations, serves as president of the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County and is a member of the Advisory Board of Family and Children’s Services and the Harford County Commission for Women. Klein is also a national board member of the Jewish National Fund.
Ken Ferrara has been elected vice president. He is vice president and executive director of the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation. He leads the foundation in its efforts to secure philanthropic support for Upper Chesapeake Health’s Hope and Healing Close to Home: The Campaign for the Cancer Center at Upper Chesapeake Health, patient services, including Cancer LifeNet and cardiovascular programs, community health improvement and capital projects.
Ferrara has more than 20 years of fundraising experience in various roles, including director of individual capital giving and annual giving programs at Loyola University Maryland. He is an active volunteer with the Forest Hill Rec Council.
Kathleen Beck has been elected secretary. She serves as vice president, wealth management for PNC Financial Services’ division of wealth management, a position she has held for the past six years. She is responsible for overseeing wealth-managed accounts and cultivating new relationships in the Baltimore area. Prior to PNC, Beck worked at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., in Washington, D.C., and at T. Rowe Price Associates in Owings Mills. She is a graduate of Harford Leadership Academy and serves on the boards of Advocates for Children and Youth and Family and Children’s Services – Harford County.
In addition, Beck serves as treasurer of the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County.
Ed Kouneski, CPA, has been elected treasurer. He is chief financial officer for Manekin LLC, where he directs accounting operations and financial management. A Harford County native, Kouneski is active in youth hockey, currently serving as treasurer of Baltimore Area Special Hockey Inc. Additionally, he served on the board of the Baltimore Youth Hockey Association.