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Board Members

Board Members

Contact: boe@bcps.org

Makeda Scott

Makeda Scott, Chair
District 4 - Elected 2018

An Owings Mills resident, Makeda Scott is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience. She has worked for WSB-TV (Atlanta, Ga), the Enterprise Foundation, American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the British Embassy, U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes, and the Baltimore City Housing Authority.

Julie Henn

Julie Henn, Vice Chair
District 5 - Elected 2018

Julie Henn is an Information Technology professional with 25 years of experience in education, government, non-profit, and corporate management. A graduate of the EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute, she currently works for the Community College of Baltimore County. Prior to her appointment to the Board in 2016 as a member at large, Ms. Henn served on the Northeast Area Education Advisory Council, the Superintendent’s Parents’ Advisory Council, and the Transportation Advisory Committee. She has been an active parent volunteer for BCPS, a leader for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, a catechist for St. Stephen Church, and has served on the Glenside Farms Homeowners Association Board. Ms. Henn holds an MBA from Loyola University Maryland (Fellows Program) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations from Marquette University, where she was the recipient of the Senior Leadership Award for the College of Communications. She and her family are lifelong residents of northeast Baltimore County and currently live in Perry Hall. 
Kathleen Causey

Kathleen Causey
District 3 - Elected 2018

Kathleen S. Causey of Monkton is the general manager of Corbett Overlook 2 LLC and has had a 25-year career in real estate and information technology. Active in her community, she is a longtime member of Our Lady of Grace Parish and Hereford High School’s Sports Boosters and Parent Teacher Student Association. Ms. Causey is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Dr. Erin Hager

Dr. Erin Hager
Member at Large - Appointed 2020

Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by the governor to fill the remaining term created by the death of Board member Roger Hayden. Dr. Hager holds faculty appointments in the UMSOM departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology & Public Health and is the director of the UMSOM Program in Health Equity and Population Health. In her research, she implements and evaluates strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity among children in schools and communities. Since 2018, she has served as the elected chair of the Maryland State School Health Council. Dr. Hager graduated from Lansdowne High School in 1996 and then earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland) and a doctorate in human nutrition from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She lives in Catonsville with her husband and three children who attend BCPS elementary, middle, and high schools.

Moalie Jose

Moalie Jose
Member at Large - Appointed 2018

Moalie Jose is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 18 years of experience in Water Resources and Capital Infrastructure Planning. She is currently an Associate in a leading national engineering firm. She has a Masters in Environmental Engineering from The University of Alabama. She has been serving as an ambassador for City of Baltimore’s YouthWorks Program since 2012, and is active in the Chesapeake Water Environment Association. Ms. Jose has been a Baltimore County resident for over 16 years and both her children attend Baltimore County Public Schools.

Russell Kuehn

Russell Kuehn
Member at Large - Appointed 2018

Biographical Information to follow.

Lisa Mack

Lisa Mack
District 1 - Elected 2018

After a 28-year career, Lisa Mack retired from Verizon in 2007 as the Director of Wholesale Metrics. For a number of years post retirement, Ms. Mack was an adjunct faculty member in CCBC’s School of Language Arts where she taught remedial English, English 101, and 102. Ms. Mack currently works with medical professionals at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland to teach them how to interact with patients. Ms. Mack is a longtime volunteer at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for three children in the Baltimore County foster care system. Ms. Mack holds a dual Masters in Finance and Management from the College of Notre Dame. She and her husband, who have lived in Baltimore County since 1981, are the parents of three daughters, all of whom graduated from Baltimore County Public Schools.

Rod McMillion

Rod McMillion
District 7 - Elected 2018

Rod McMillion retired from BCPS after having taught for 35 years and 10 months. He was certified K-12 as a physical education teacher and taught 10 years in elementary school prior to moving to secondary. After being elected, Mr. McMillion retired from Chesapeake High School where he had worked 25 years in varying roles including department chair, athletic director, teacher, coach, bus driver, and Level II food service manager. Mr. McMillion is a proud graduate of Kenwood High School, Essex Community College, and Towson State University. He has earned master of science degrees from Morgan State University in physical education and counseling psychology from Loyola College. Mr. McMillion has resided in Essex for over 60 years.

John Offerman

John Offerman
Member at Large - Appointed 2018

Mr. Offerman is a 40-year educator, with 37 years in Baltimore County Public Schools. He and his wife, also a career educator in BCPS, were school system graduates and raised two sons, who are also products of BCPS. He attended McDaniel (Western Maryland) College for both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. His experience as a mathematics teacher, guidance counselor, counseling chair, and coach at the secondary level in various schools give him a wide range of experiences with students from many communities. In addition, he served as counseling chair at Archbishop Curley High School for 3 years. He has 4 grandchildren who are currently attending BCPS or will be entering BCPS over the next several years.

Cheryl Pasteur

Cheryl Pasteur
District 2 - Elected 2018

Cheryl Pasteur has been an educator in Baltimore City and County for over thirty-six years. She has taught at both Morgan State University and the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Pasteur is a graduate of both the University of Maryland College Park and Morgan State University, earning Administration and Supervision certification from Loyola University; Ms. Pasteur was also a theater fellow at the University of Pittsburgh through the University Resident Theatre Association. In Baltimore County, Ms. Pasteur has been a classroom English teacher, an English department chair, specialist in the Equity Office, and assistant principal at G. W. Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, Sudbrook Middle Magnet, and Randallstown High School. She has served as the principal at Old Court Middle School and Randallstown High School, from where she retired in 2012. As a community and student advocate, Ms. Pasteur has maintained her connection with and commitment to BCPS. As a member of the BOE, she asserts that she “will heighten” her commitment to the students in “our wonderful system.”

Lily Rowe

Lily Rowe
District 6 - Elected 2018

Biographical Information to follow.

Christian Thomas

Christian Thomas
Student Member of the Board - Selected 2021

Christian Thomas (he/him), a senior at Eastern Technical High School, has been a student in BCPS all of his life.  He is multiracial, was a low-income FARMS student, and is a member of the LGBTQ+ community.  His journey to leadership began all the way in fifth grade, when he ran for, and lost, student body president.  Since then, he has started and led numerous clubs including a middle-level FBLA chapter, a Red Cross club, and a Democrats political group.  Christian was a Senator in the 2019 BCPS Model Congress, on the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, an intern for a developing youth activism app called “TurnUp'' in Summer 2020, and a fellow for Congressmen Raskin during Summer 2021.  He founded a Youth Outreach Team for a previous congressional candidate in Maryland’s first district and worked to co-found an entirely student-led non-profit called “The Domino Effect Initiative,” which aimed to cultivate better educational equity and opportunity for students in BCPS.  Before becoming the BCPS SMOB, he was also the president of his class, vice-chair of Red Cross youth programming across MD, VA, DE, and Washington D.C., served on the Baltimore County Student Councils Board of Selected Students (BOSS), and was a temporary executive officer for his school’s Student Government.  He is a theater enthusiast, having starred in his school’s production of Into the Woods, a lover of tennis as a previous member of Stemmers Run Middle School’s team, and a passionate academic as an AP scholar and member of the English, Latin, and Social Studies honor societies at his school.