Board of Trustees

Board Members

Dr. Rosemary Gillett-Karam
Rosemary Gillett-Karam, Ph.D.  is professor and program director of the School of Education and Urban Studies for the Department of Advanced Studies at Morgan State University. She previously served as President of Louisburg College in North Carolina. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Owens Southall  
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Owens Southall  has a 20-year career with Coppin State University and is currently Dean of the Graduate Division of Coppin State University. She has also served as a professor of biology, assistant dean of Arts and Sciences and associate dean of Arts and Sciences. She received her B.S. in Biology from Coppin State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Dr. Owens Southall has earned multiple research achievements and is active in several committees and student activities including the commencement and recruitment committees, advisor to the Science Club and coordinator and faculty mentor to the NASA Scholars at Coppin State University. She is a resident of Baltimore.
 Pamela Paulk  

Pamela Paulk is senior vice president of Johns Hopkins International. Prior to her current position, she was the senior vice president for Human Resources for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is also an associate faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches master’s level courses in Human Resources. Ms. Paulk earned a B.S. in Biology and Psychology and a Master of Social Work from Florida State University, and an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

Maria Harris Tildon
Maria Harris Tildon is senior vice president of Public Policy and Community Affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) where she has also served as vice president of corporate communications and senior vice-president of external affairs. Prior to joining BCBS, Ms. Tildon served as deputy director of the Office of Public Affairs and other executive positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She earned a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and her J.D. from American University, Washington School of Law.