Board of Trustees

Current Board Members

Select a board member to read their personal profile.

mark mortenson

Mark Mortenson
Appointed in 2015

cydney teal

Cydney Teal, M.D.
Vice Chair
Appointed in 2012

ozden coksaygan m.d.

Ozden Coksaygan, M.D.
Appointed in 2023

sarah w. colenda

Sarah W. Colenda
Appointed in 2005

raymond w. hamm, jr.

Raymond W. Hamm, Jr.
Appointed in 2015

donna horgan

Donna Horgan
Appointed in 2007

kathleen kunda

Kathleen Kunda
Appointed in 2016

Board Meetings

The Board of Trustees meet regularly and meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Schedule

Regular sessions are held on the North East Campus and begin at 4:00 pm in Room 213 of the Engineering & Math Building and virtually via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

Session Date Notes
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 CCPS and Cecil College at CCPS
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Thursday, March 28, 2024
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Thursday, May 30, 2024
Thursday, June 27, 2024


The following are agendas for scheduled retreats:

Retreat Date Agenda
August 31, 2017
August 30, 2018
August 29, 2019
August 27, 2020
August 26, 2021
August 25, 2022
August 31, 2023

Agendas and Minutes

Once approved by the board, summaries of meetings held will be made available to the public.

Meeting Date Summary
January 26, 2023
February 23, 2023
March 30, 2023
April 27, 2023
May 25, 2023
June 29, 2023
August 31, 2023
September 28, 2023
October 25, 2023
December 7, 2023
January 27, 2022
February 24, 2022
March 31, 2022
April 27, 2022
May 26, 2022
June 30, 2022
August 25, 2022
September 29, 2022
October 26, 2022
December 1, 2022
January 28, 2021
February 25, 2021
March 25, 2021
April 29, 2021
May 27, 2021
June 24, 2021
August 26, 2021
September 30, 2021
October 27, 2021
December 2, 2021
January 30, 2020
February 27, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 30, 2020
May 28, 2020
June 25, 2020
August 27, 2020
September 24, 2020
October 28, 2020
December 3, 2020
January 31, 2019
February 28, 2019
March 28, 2019
April 25, 2019
May 30, 2019
June 27, 2019
August 29, 2019
September 26, 2019
October 28, 2019
December 5, 2019
January 25, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 29, 2018
April 26, 2018
May 31, 2018
June 28, 2018
August 30, 2018
September 27, 2018
October 22, 2018
December 6, 2018
January 26, 2017
February 23, 2017
March 30, 2017
April 27, 2017
May 25, 2017
June 29, 2017
August 31, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 23, 2017
December 7, 2017

Sarah Colenda's Profile

Sarah W. Colenda graduated from Perryville High School and is a lifelong resident of Cecil County. She resides in Principio Furnace near Perryville, Maryland. Ms. Colenda is the executive director of the Principio Furnace Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization in Cecil County. She is a Maryland Farm Bureau member, vice president of the board of directors for the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenways, secretary of the Elkton YMCA, board member of the YMCA of the Chesapeake, vice president of the Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy, Inc. (Skipjack Martha Lewis), past president of the Rotary Club of North East, has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Perryville Chamber of Commerce, Cecil County Chamber of Commerce and the Arc.

Ms. Colenda has worked with numerous other community groups including West Cecil Health Center, Harford and Cecil County Boys and Girls Club, Fair Hill International, Elk Creek Combine Driving and Fair Hill International Young Event Horse Championships, special events for Union Hospital, Boy Scouts Round Table, Cecil County Fair, and has served on the Cecil County Comprehensive Plan Review Committee.

Donna Horgan's Profile

Donna Horgan is a lifelong resident of Elkton who graduated from Elkton High School and attended Cecil College. Both of her daughters graduated from Cecil College as well. Donna has served the state of Maryland for over 40 years, 27 of them working for the Maryland Senate as the legislative assistant to the President of the Senate, Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr. She is currently the reading clerk for the Senate.

Donna has served as president of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC, 2014–2016), and currently serves on MACC’s Legislative Committee. Horgan is the Maryland State Coordinator for the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT – a national association for community colleges), serving in that capacity for 11 years as well as being a former board member.

Donna is an established and successful realtor with Key Realty in Elkton, MD. She is a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church and a former member of their Board of Trustees.

Raymond Hamm's Profile

Chick Hamm is a life-long Maryland banker. His career with Mercantile Bank began as a summer employee in 1976 and he rose through the ranks to become a Director, CEO and President of Mercantile County Bank, which was acquired by PNC Bank in 2006. Today, Mr. Hamm is an Executive Vice President for PNC with leadership responsibilities for Commercial and Institutional Banking activity throughout the Greater Maryland Market which includes southern Delaware and the Virginia Eastern Shore.

Mr. Hamm completed undergraduate and graduate studies at Loyola College of Maryland, receiving a Masters Degree in Business Administration in 1983. He is a board member of the Maryland Bankers Association. As an active community volunteer he has served on numerous boards supporting the economic, health care and educational needs of the community. Currently, Mr. Hamm is a board member of the Susquehanna Workforce Network, the Bainbridge Development Corporation and he serves as a Trustee for Cecil College. He is also Chairman of the Board for Christiana Care Union Hospital located in Elkton, Maryland and serves on the board of the Christiana Care Health System.

Mr. Hamm and his wife, Anne, reside in the Elk Neck Area of Cecil County.

Kathleen Kunda's Profile

Kathleen Kunda earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wilmington University and served as a coordinator with Cecil County Public Schools for 14 years. In this role, she was the Business and Education Partnership Advisory Council coordinator as well as the Base Realignment and Closure liaison. Following her retirement from CCPS in 2012, she spent four years as a project coordinator at Cecil College working with STEM and Beyond Night events in Cecil and Harford counties as well as the college’s Career Blast program.

Ms. Kunda was on the board of directors of the Cecil College Foundation and has also been active in the community as a member of the Republican Central Committee, Women in Defense STEM Subcommittee, Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County board, Northeastern Maryland Technology Council Visionary Alumni Subcommittee, Susquehanna Workforce Network Youth Council, Elkton Alliance board, and Cecil County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and Membership Committee.

Ms. Kunda was presented with the Athena Award, which honors women who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their profession along with community involvement and leadership. In addition, she has received an NMTC Visionary Award and Junior Achievement of Delaware Legacy Award and was selected as the Cecil County Chamber Member of the Year.

Mark Mortenson's Profile

Mark Mortenson is a graduate of Alfred University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and a Bachelor of Science in ceramic engineering. He also holds a Master of Science degree in materials science from the Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University. Mr. Mortenson is a co-founder of Clene Nanomedicine, Inc (“Clene”) and currently holds the position of chief science officer. Clene is the first to discover that naturally occurring cellular metabolic pathways can be assisted by catalysis mechanisms driven by unique metallic nanocrystals.

Clene is currently pursuing a first-in-class remyelination cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Clene is also working on neuroprotection pathways to provide cures for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (i.e., Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Parkinson’s disease. He is the author of 15 publications and a named inventor on 27 issued US patents, with more than 50 patent pending applications.

Mr. Mortenson is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Ceramic Society, American Chemical Society, American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association, Women in Defense (Mid Atlantic Chapter), and the Virginia Bar Association.

Mr. Mortenson transitioned to the Cecil College Board of Trustees in 2015 from the Cecil College Foundation, where he served since 2011.

Cydney Teal's Profile

Dr. Cydney Teal currently serves as the Primary Care Service Line Leader and Chair of Family Medicine at Christiana Care Health System. She also serves on the Government Advocacy Committee, Community Medicine, Christiana Care Health System as well as the Maryland Academy of Family Practice.

Dr. Teal is a Cecil County resident and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, and the American Association of Physician Leadership. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in rhetoric and communication studies from the University of Virginia and her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine.

Dr. Ozden Coksaygan's Profile

Dr. Ozden Coksaygan, MD., has been a medical practitioner in Cecil County for more than 20 years, with offices located at 718 North Bridge Street in Elkton. She completed her residency at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, N.Y., and was the Attending Physician at Laurelwood Care Center.

Dr. Coksaygan established her Primary Care Clinic in December 2017 and has been a Medical Staff Member for Union Hospital and ChristianaCare. A native of Turkey, Dr. Coksaygan began her medical education at Trakya University Medical School and Istanbul University’s Cerrahpasa Medical School.