The Baltimore Station, an organization that supports individuals, primarily veterans, dealing with homelessness and substance use disorder by providing residential and community-based therapy programs, announced today that Adam Skolnik, executive director of the Maryland Multi-Housing Association is the new president of its board of directors and Danielle Gofstein is the board’s new vice president. Joey Vanoni (Pizza di Joey) will continue to serve as secretary and Steve Leckrone (Calvert Accounting & Advisory Services) remains treasurer. The board has also elected three new members bringing the board to 18 members.
The three new members elected to the board of directors are Natalie Arteen of M&T Bank, Michael Fonce, alumni of The Baltimore Station, and Cameron Mathis of Brown Advisory.
“The board of directors plays a critical role in all aspects of the organization, most importantly supporting all aspects to ensure we are continuing to fulfill our mission of supporting veterans as they overcome substance use disorder and homelessness to transition to a life of self-sufficiency,” said John Friedel, executive director of The Baltimore Station. “Each of our board members bring unique perspectives and experiences that will be integral as we continue to expand our programs and serve more veterans.”
New Board Members
Assistant Vice President, M&T Bank
Arteen is responsible for coordinating community involvement and volunteerism for M&T Bank’s Maryland and Greater Washington regions in partnerships with various non-profit organizations. She has served as a volunteer at The Baltimore Station for six years and facilitated a partnership with M&T Bank that included various sponsorships and also a comprehensive financial literacy program for residents. At M&T Bank she is also responsible for coordinating corporate hospitality events for M&T’s valued customers.
Arteen has two decades of experience in community outreach and corporate hospitality, with over 21 years of experience at M&T Bank. Arteen was appointed to M&T Bank’s President’s Council and is on the M&T’s Charitable Contribution Committees. Arteen serves on the Heart of the Schools Committee, and The Westport Academy Family Council.
Fonce is a 2017 graduate of The Baltimore Station’s program. A member of the Army from 1982 to 1991, Fonce entered The Station’s residential treatment program in June 2016. After a year and a half, Fonce successfully completed the program and moved into his own apartment. Celebrating five years of sobriety, Fonce is attending school to receive his certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling and credits the organization for helping him repair relationships with his kids and other family members and showing him there is a “better way of life.”
Principal, Brown Advisory
Mathis is an equity research analyst with Brown Advisory and possesses a decade of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to coming to Baltimore, Mathis spent more than five years and held various positions with Evercore, an investment bank, in New York City. Also, while in New York, he was actively involved with the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award foundation and specifically helped the Award flourish across the Northeast. Mathis is both a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a lifelong supporter of current and former members of the US armed forces.