The Somerset County Commissioners have appointed six new members to the Board of Directors for the Somerset County Local Management Board for a first term. The SCLMB’s new members are Clifton Harvey Harcum, Kelly Hawkins, Garland Hayward, Lt. Patrick Metzger, Lisa Renegar and Dawn Rea Scher.
Members serve three-year terms on the SCLMB board and are eligible for reappointment for up to three consecutive terms.
Clifton Harvey Harcum
Clifton Harvey Harcum is an author, motivational speaker, social entrepreneur and community organizer. He is currently the Program Coordinator for the Office of University Engagement & Lifelong Learning at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Nonprofit and Association Management from the University of Maryland University College. Harcum also developed UMES’s male initiative, Men Achieving Dreams through Education (MADE).
Harcum has received training from The Dale Carnegie Course, Fred Pryor Seminars and is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute. He is a member of the Delmarva Toastmasters Club and the Rotary Club of Salisbury. He is also a proud member of Prince Hall Masons, and Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship Incorporated.
In 2013 Harcum was bestowed the honor of receiving the Better Delmarva Award, the Jefferson Award and was nominated for the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award, prestigious national awards which honor the most outstanding achievements in public service. Harcum believes that personal development transforms individuals to become better in all aspects of their lives.
Kelly Hawkins is a licensed clinical social worker and has served as the Somerset County clinical coordinator for Eastern Shore Psychological Services, LLC since 2013 and as a full time therapist since 2010. She holds a Masters of Social Work from Salisbury University, graduating in 2006.
Hawkins has also worked for Sante Group since August 2014 as a mobile crisis specialist and on the Behavioral Health Response Team located at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. She is a member of both the adult multi-disciplinary team of Somerset County and the child and adolescent multi-disciplinary team of Somerset County.
Hawkins is trained in critical incident stress management, early childhood mental health and is a certified instructor of Raising Highly Capable Kids parenting program.
She is a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Salisbury.
Garland Hayward, a native of Princess Anne, has served as a town commissioner for the past 24 years. Hayward has worked to improve the living conditions of community members, for more than 30 years trying to provide recreational facilities for the youth of Princess Anne. The town of Princess Anne honored Hayward by naming the first ever youth center The Garland Hayward Youth Center.
He is a retired school teacher, working at Delmar Middle Senior High School for 30 years, and serving as head boys’ varsity basketball coach for 28 years, and advisor for several clubs and organizations. He also coached girls’ varsity basketball at Washington High School. He is retired military, serving in the Army, National Guard and Air Force Reserve -15 years.
Hayward is a graduate of Somerset High School and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a BS degree in agriculture education and a master’s degree in agriculture extension education.
He is a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church serving as Lay Speaker for the church and a member of the American Legion, East Gate Masonic Lodge, and Delaware retired teachers association.
Lt. Patrick M. Metzger
Lt. Patrick M. Metzger serves as commander of the Maryland State Police, Princess Anne Barrack X. A 17-year veteran of MSP, he began his law enforcement career as a trooper at the Salisbury Barrack. He was promoted through the ranks, also working at the Easton Barrack and Princess Anne Barrack, most recently as first sergeant before assuming his role as lieutenant in January 2015.
A native of Baltimore, Metzger graduated from Calvert Hall College High School in 1993 before serving four years in the United States Marine Corps, from 1993 to 1997.
He is also a 17-year veteran of the Maryland Army National Guard and is currently company first sergeant with the 29th Military Police Company. His service includes 7 years with the 115th Military Police Company with deployment to Afghanistan to provide Battalion headquarters support for four military police companies throughout Kandahar Province.
Metzger has been recognized both his MSP and military service with various high level awards, including the Superintendent’s Salute for D.C. Sniper Incident and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, Salisbury Barrack, ng a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Lisa Renegar is the adult services coordinator for the Wicomico Behavioral Health Authority/Somerset Core Service Agency.
Dawn Rea Scher
Dawn Rea Scher has a Bachelors in Arts from Loyola University Maryland. She has been the Program Manager for Healthy Families Lower Shore since its planning period in May 1999. Previous to her work with Healthy Families she worked with the local hospice agency, Coastal Hospice and Home Health.
Since 1999 Scher has visited families, supervised staff and guided the program through three successful accreditations. She was certified as a Technical Assistance/Quality Assurance Specialist through Growing Great Kids in 2004 and continues to use those skills in supporting her program.
Scher’s expertise is in growing staff and supporting their growth within the Healthy Families Model. She emphasizes full staff participation in trainings and the credentialing process. In addition to her Healthy Families work, Scher is the administrative director for two mental health clinics with her lead agency, Eastern Shore Psychological Services. Scher spends her free time with her husband and two daughters traveling as much as she can.