FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 12, 2010
Contact: Andrew Aldrich
410-654-0000, ext. 7
Children’s Guild Names New Board Members
BALTIMORE/GLEN BURNIE/CHILLUM, Md.—The Children’s Guild Institute, the parent company of The Children’s Guild, the National Children’s Guild Fund and Monarch Academy, a public charter school, elected new board members for the 2010-2011 term. The Children’s Guild provides academic and therapeutic services for children and adolescents who are traumatized, autistic and with multiple disabilities.
Randy Hart is one of the founding partners of HDR Benefit Advisors, where he provides strategic support for employee benefit plans among other responsibilities. He redesigned a Fortune 100 health benefits program and implemented consumer health plans for several clients. Hart is a volunteer for Rebuilding Together Baltimore and serves as a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist instructor at local community colleges. Hart holds a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and master’s degree from Loyola College. He lives in Upperco, Md.
Stephen Kolbe is president and CEO of ANALYSYS Enterprises, a privately held information technology consulting firm. As CEO, Kolbe engages in strategic business planning, strategic finance, corporate strategy, development and financing, organizational design, and market strategy and research. In addition, he led the development and launch of a cloud computing platform, increasing recurring revenue by 25 percent during an economic slowdown. Among Kolbe’s honors, Entrepreneur’s Exchange named him Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010. He lives in Towson, Md.
Deborah Phelps, who has more than three decades of experience in education, is the principal of Windsor Mill Middle School, where she provides a safe, orderly and risk-free environment for her students. Phelps has taught and served in leadership roles at schools including Havre de Grace Middle School, North Harford Middle School, Southwest Academy, Cockeysville Middle School and Southampton Middle School. Deborah’s book, “A Mother for All Seasons,” was published in 2009 with collaborator Mim Eichler Rivas. Phelps earned a bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State College and master’s degree from Loyola College in administration and supervision. She lives in Baltimore.
The Children’s Guild (www.childrensguild.org) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1953 and dedicated to serving children who are difficult to educate and care for due to autism, multiple disabilities, and/or who have been traumatized by their life experience or family situation. The Children’s Guild operates three day school campuses for children located in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties, group homes, a foster treatment care program, and provides mental health support services to children in local school systems. The Children’s Guild programs are based on an organizational philosophy called Transformation Education, which creates a culture that radiates the message that life is a journey of personal growth and enlightenment that comes from the continuous struggle and search for meaningful responses to life’s challenges.