Board of Directors


Sheila Allen, Ph.D., has taught for over 33 years, 25 of which have been at the college level and seven in the public schools.  In her current position at Harford Community College, she has been working with career changers for over 15 years. Sheila worked with Leadership Maryland to hold three statewide career changer fairs and focused her recent doctoral research on career changers and their transformations as teachers in encore careers.  She has served on and chaired multiple Maryland state committees dealing with teacher education. Sheila is currently the Secretary of the National Association for Alternative Certification.


Roberta Dillow, an alumna of Leadership Maryland, co-chaired the Forum for Education in 2001. She has over 30 years experience in working with the non-profit community with particular emphasis on strategic planning, board development, and fundraising.  During her 35 years at Baltimore Gas and Electric, her responsibilities included public policy issues that impact the utility industry and economic development as well as management of state and local government relations and community relations.  Her consultant work includes relationship building, communications, strategic planning, fund development, networking, and project management to effect changes in public policy issues.


Diane Lee, Ph.D., is Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education and Special Assistant to the President at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has directed teacher mentoring programs, published numerous articles about teacher retention and teaching in twenty-first century schools, and served on Maryland state committees concerning teacher education issues.   Diane has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, been a research consultant, and obtained numerous research support funding and fellowships.

Board Member

Newest member of the Board, Philip Raub comes to the Center with 34 years in the insurance industry, retiring after twelve years as president and CEO of Harford Mutual Insurance Company in Bel Air, MD.  He is currently Director of the Baltimore Equitable Society and has served as president of both the Pennsylvania and Maryland Association of Mutual Insurance Companies as well as director of the NAMIC Insurance Company, Inc.  Phil is active in community affairs and has served as both a Trustee of Harford Day School and member of the Town of Bel Air Planning Commission since 2006.  He is currently an adjunct professor of business at Harford Community College.