CFES announces three new board of directors members

(Dec. 20, 2019) The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore recently announced that Ed Barber, Dean Lewis and David Mitchell have joined its board of directors.

Barber retired in 2011 as assistant superintendent for administration of Worcester County Public Schools.

He has 37 years of experience in education, starting as a school psychologist and then school principal and supervisor in Somerset County. He resides in Snow Hill with his wife, Diana, and has one son.

Lewis is the chief financial officer and treasurer of Calvin B. Taylor Bank.

He is a certified public accountant and holds a master’s degree in taxation.

Lewis currently serves on the board of directors for Taylor Bank and the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation.

He is also a member of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Atlantic General Hospital, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business Career Advisory Board at Salisbury University, and the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation.

He resides in Berlin with his wife, Michelle, and their three children.

Judge Mitchell retired as an associate judge of Baltimore City Circuit Court.

He was appointed to Maryland’s Eighth Judicial Circuit in 1984 and served until his retirement in 2001.

Mitchell has served on the board of directors of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and The Peddie School.

He has served as chairman of the Committee on Constitution and Canons for the Episcopal Diocese of Easton. He resides in Hebron with his wife, Diane. They have three children and five grandchildren.

“The Community Foundation has always prided itself on having a diverse and knowledgeable board of directors,” said Erica Joseph, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore president. “We are looking forward to the contributions Ed, Dean and David will make in foundation leadership, coupled with their strong passion for philanthropy and the local community.”

As leaders, grant makers and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore.

It is a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors and has provided $84 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984.

It collaborates with individuals, families and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthens local nonprofits through grants and resources.

The foundation is devoted to improving the regional community and believes in the power of philanthropy. For information, contact Victoria Kent, marketing officer, at 410-742-9911 or

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