Community Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

The Community Foundation of Washington County elected four new members to its board of trustees at a recent board meeting. The new trustees include Joan Bowers, Heath Hykes, Karen Coyne and Sandra Tillou.Newbdmembers12-16Joan Bowers currently serves as a financial advisor for Antietam Wealth Management, an affiliated firm with Raymond James after previously working at Edward Jones for 15 years. She attended Hagerstown Community College, Christopher Newport University, the College for Financial Planning and Mount Saint Mary’s College. Bowers stays active in her community as a member of St. Joseph’s Church and Leadership of Hagerstown, Class 17.

Heath Hykes is a founding principal of TriBridge Partners. He serves on their board of directors and as the director of Ancillary Services for the Employer Benefit Services Division. Hykes graduated from Harrisburg Community College and previously worked at United Healthcare for ten years. He believes strongly in volunteering in the community and serves on the board of directors for both ARC of Washington County and Meritus Medical Center.

Karen Coyne is the co-founder of an independent wealth management practice at Raymond James. With over 15 years of experience, she is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP) and Investment Management Consultant (IMC), holding the securities licenses Series 7, 63, 66, 24 and Life and Health Insurance licenses. Coyne graduated from American University of Paris, France.

After retiring from Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, Sandra Tillou continues working with former clients as a financial consultant/comptroller. She received a bachelor of science in accounting from McCoy College of John Hopkins University and has been in public accounting her entire career. Tillou has served on numerous boards including the Hagerstown YMCA as treasurer, Girls Inc. as president, the Washington County Gaming Commission and several private foundations.

Leaving the Community Foundation Board of Trustees this year after many years of dedicated service are Dr. Carol Becker, retired diplomat U.S. Agency for International Development; Elizabeth Schulze, music director for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Mitesh Kothari, M.D., partner at Capital Women’s Care. Dr. Kothari served on the Foundation’s board for 12 years, including as chairman. “We really appreciate Carol, Elizabeth and Mitesh’s service and dedication to our board,” said Executive Director Brad Sell. “I look forward to working with our new board members and am thankful for the time, talents and commitment of everyone who serves the Community Foundation.”