Board of Directors

MUM’s Board of Directors are a group of professionals from varying backgrounds, who generously donate their time and expertise to guide the mission, vision and finances of the organization to ensure that the needs of its clients and staff are met.

Larry White
Executive Director

Larry White

Larry White became the executive director to MUM in June of 2012. He had been a good friend to MUM since 2002...

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Board President

Elizabeth (Betsy) Binckes

Betsy Binckes began volunteering in the Joseph A. Mattingly Jr. Food Pantry and then joined MUM’s Board of Directors six years ago…

Derrick Owens
Board Vice President

Derrick Owens

Derrick Owens joined MUM’s Board of Directors in 2016 and became Vice President in 2017. Derrick regularly helps with MUM’s Mobile Pantry and canned food drives…

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Board Treasurer

Tara Z. Kern

Tara Z. Kern, DC, CCSP® joined MUM’s Board of Directors in 2019. Dr. Kern relocated to the DMV area from Rochester, NY in 2017.

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Board Secretary

Marge Higgins

Marge Higgins joined MUM’s Board of Directors in 2020. She retired in early 2019 after a 33-year career with the federal government...

Rosemary Clarke
Board Member

Rosemary Clarke

Rosemary “Ro” Clarke joined the board of MUM in 2017. Professionally, Ro is a projects coordinator, and accounts receivable and payable administrator for Capitol Pool Service, Inc…

Sanita DeBose
Board Member

Sanita DeBose

Sanita DeBose joined the board of MUM in 2016.  She came with a long and diverse history of community service and volunteering...

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Board Member

Ben Ferrell

Ben Ferrell started working with MUM as a volunteer in 2017, working at the mobile food pantry and fundraising events.

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Board Member

William Moore

William Moore joined the board of MUM in 2013. Bill lends his expertise and support to a number of organizations including the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee, where he serves as Secretary.

Jules O’Rear
Board Member

Jules O’Rear

Jules O’Rear, Ph.D., joined MUM’s Board of Directors in 2012. Jules moved to the Washington, DC area in 1999 when he accepted a position with the FDA where he works currently as a Supervisory Microbiologist...