Charles County Charitable Trust

The Charles County Charitable Trust was founded in 2016 to serve as a central source of assistance to the community’s nonprofit sector.

Board of Directors

Deborah Carrington


Retired federal investigator for the Office of Personnel Management. Established the Tiffani C. Carrington Scholarship Fund. Currently the Capital Campaign Coordinator for LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation.

Darlene Breck

Vice President

President/CEO Southern Maryland Business Center and Chief Judge of the Orphans’ Court. Extensive nonprofit experience including Charles County Chamber of Commerce president and board chairman for the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center. Appointed by the Maryland Senate to the Maryland Commission for Women and active in Zonta International.

Tina Wilson


Retired Second Lieutenant with the U.S. Army and Veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Current Chair of the Charles County School Board, President of the Port Tobacco River Conservancy and Vice president of the Southern Maryland Alumni Chapter of UMES.

Mike Gahan


Retired civil engineer with 39 years at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Licensed to sell life, health and long-term insurance, mortgages, and securities. Over 23 years with Port Tobacco Players as actor, stage manager, board member, and treasurer. On board and treasurer of Chesapeake Choral Arts Society and past officer with Charles County United Way. Air Force veteran.

George Hawley

Board Member

Local Veteran Government Representative for the Maryland Department of Labor. Volunteers with Project Opportunity, helping veterans with business planning. Past president Waldorf Kiwanis and on several Chamber of Commerce committees. Offers professional help with planning special events. Navy veteran with service as a hospital corpsman, Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Wendy Logan

Board Member

Retired customer service representative and client care manager for Southern Maryland Oil. Former owner & operator of 1 Stop Tag and Title located in Waldorf. Co-founder of Charles County Youth League and served on the Wills Group Golf Charity Tournament. Currently serves on the committee for Safe and Healthy Homes.

Mark Gaskill

Board Member

Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). An advocate and volunteer in Charles County including the Safe Nights Program, Fair Housing Task Force and Charles County Service and Advocacy Network.



Susan Petroff

Senior Executive Director, Programs & Advocacy

Christie Burnett

Executive Director, Communications & Administration