Staff

  • Princess Agha Program Manager Image of Princess Agha

    Princess Agha began her career with Central Scholarship in 2017. Prior to joining the Central Scholarship team, Princess could be found in the front of a classroom teaching an amazing group of students. As a Teach for America alumna, education and educational equity are guiding factors in all of the work that Princess does. She believes that education is vital and transformative at all levels.

    Princess is a proud Terrapin; she received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in College Park. She later received her Master of Education degree from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC.

  • Kayla Bettenhauser Program Manager Image of Kayla Bettenhauser

    As a former Teach for America teacher, Kayla has a deep understanding of the value of education and the adversity students often need to overcome to achieve their educational goals. Since her time in the classroom, she has committed herself to expanding educational opportunity, and enjoys working with students and families to help them reach their highest potential. She holds a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and education policy from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Hamilton College.

  • Nancy Fenton Director of Development Image of Nancy Fenton

    Nancy Fenton is a first-generation college graduate with a Bachelor of Science from Towson University and a Master of Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Nancy is a native of Baltimore City and graduated from Western High School. She has more than 25 years experience in the nonprofit sector, serving in various leadership positions in the fields of social service and education. Through her work, she appreciates the role of education as a major influence in providing stability and achievement in life.

    Nancy is a 2015 / 2016 participant in the Weinberg Sector Skills Academy (WSSA). She also has a Certificate in Nonprofit Studies from The Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies. Nancy is the parent of a son who attended the University of Maryland College Park and a daughter who graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

  • Roberta Goldman Program Director Image of Roberta Goldman

    Roberta Goldman has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. After beginning her career as a rehabilitation counselor and then an employment counselor, Roberta found her professional home at Central Scholarship.

    With over two decades of experience in scholarship management at Central Scholarship, Roberta is passionate about education at all levels and is inspired and energized every year by each new group of students and their stories. As a first-generation college graduate herself and the proud mother of two graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park, Roberta has a personal familiarity with the financial aid and college experience from the point of view of both a student and a parent. Her career with Central Scholarship has enabled her to mesh her professional growth with the personal belief that giving someone the tools to become self-reliant is the greatest way to offer support.

    Roberta is a member of the National Scholarship Providers Association and has served as a scholarship application reader for the Association of Universities and College of Canada. A native of England, Roberta can frequently be found with a cup of tea in hand, and can be relied upon to keep the Central Scholarship team supplied with English chocolate.

  • Kim Haley Operations Assistant Image of Kim Haley

    Kim Haley is in her seventh year as Central Scholarship’s Operations Assistant. She enjoys being the first contact for students and donors on the phone, and the first face they see when they walk into Central Scholarship. Kim also manages receipt of student payments and checks from donors. As someone working to complete her own higher education, and saving for her son’s future, Kim understands firsthand the challenges that students and parents face in today’s education market, and is passionate about helping everyone access the education they need to succeed.

  • Angela Harrison Senior Program Manager Image of Angela Harrison

    Angela Harrison has been with Central Scholarship since 2006, when she began as the Operations Assistant. Growing along with us, she helped to design our e-mail outreach program and online application, and is now the Senior Program Manager, administering our scholarships for career and technology training. From her own experience, Angie knows how difficult it can be to finance an education, and she loves to be a helping hand for students navigating the same process. She holds a B.A. in English from Washington College, where she received the Sophie Kerr Prize for her poetry.

  • Robbie Heacock Marketing and Annual Fund Manager Image of Robbie Heacock

    Robbie Heacock joined Central Scholarship at the beginning of 2017 as the Marketing and Annual Fund Manager. In his professional career, he has worked in both the nonprofit world as well as in higher education, both of which enable him to best serve Central Scholarship in focused communications and marketing. He is a first-generation college graduate with a B.A. in Communication Studies from University of Maryland University College. He is excited to help students across Maryland find ways to make college and career training attainable, as well as help donors to the organization understand the impact of their support on the next generation of scholars and professionals in the community.

  • Michele Waxman Johnson Vice President Image of Michele Waxman Johnson

    Michele Waxman Johnson is Vice President at Central Scholarship. Before joining Central Scholarship in February 2011, she served as Executive Director of a community leadership program for 11 years, and previously held positions in planning and college admissions. Michele’s focus at Central Scholarship is on College Cash® curriculum development, legislative outreach, oversight of scholarship program administration, and student loan research. Michele writes op-eds on higher education affordability issues, and is presenter for College Cash®: Managing Student Loans, and co-presenter for College Cash®: Parent’s Guide to Finding and Funding College.

    She has run for political office, has managed local political campaigns, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Congressman Elijah Cummings’ Youth Program. Michele earned a Master’s degree in Planning from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. As a first-generation college graduate who paid her own way for a Master’s degree while working full-time, Michele understands the value of a good education, and recognizes how education transforms, lives, families, and communities.

  • Lucille Margulis Controller Image of Lucille Margulis

    Lucille Margulis, Controller of Central Scholarship, has over 30 years of experience in accounting. She has a deep understanding of financial reporting for non-profit organizations. Prior to joining the Central Scholarship team, Lucille managed accounting functions for for-profit and non-profit organizations.

  • Jan Wagner President Image of Jan Wagner

    Jan Wagner spent 14 years at Johns Hopkins University as a senior director before joining Central Scholarship in 2001. She earned an MBA at the University of Baltimore and a BS in Business from Towson University. Jan’s father died when she was just 17 and she had to figure out how to pay for higher education. She understands the challenge of persisting through college and the rewards that await students who finish.

Board

      • Officers
      • Jerry FocasBoard Chair
      • Russ CauseyFirst Vice Chair
      • David RothschildSecond Vice Chair
      • David Richardson Treasurer
      • Peggy HellerSecretary
      • Larry KamanitzPast Board Chair
      • Mary (Molly) ShockPast Board Chair
      • Ira WagnerImmediate Past Board Chair
      • Mike WardPast Board Chair
      • Jean WymanExecutive Committee Member
  • Board of Directors
  • Liz Block
  • Ricardo Johnson
  • Ray McCree
  • Tim Redmond
  • David Rothschild
  • Leland Shelton
  • Susan Silberman
  • Ernestine Whiting
  • Lifetime Board Members
  • Moses Rothschild
    1924-1927
  • Lillie Straus
    1927-1936
  • Laura Guttmacher
    1936-1938
  • Lillie Straus
    1939-1947
  • Julia Strauss
    1947-1948
  • Eleanor Levy
    1948-1951
  • Amalie Katz
    1951-1954
  • Clarence Barnett
    1954-1956
  • Phyllis Schreter
    1956-1958
  • Annette Lieberman
    1958-1960
  • Betty Davidson
    1960-1962
  • Lee Fink
    1962-1964
  • Jessica Friedman
    1964-1966
  • M. Richard Wyman
    1966-1968
  • Catharine Hecht
    1968-1970
  • Willard Hackerman
    1970-1972
  • Sandra Dalsheimer
    1972-1974
  • Margy Robbins
    1974-1976
  • William Kress
    1976-1977
  • Jill Myers
    1977-1979
  • Laurence Katz
    1979-1981
  • Leona Morris
    1981-1983
  • Cyrile Grant
    1983-1985
  • Irving Cohn
    1985-1987
  • Betty Hornstein
    1987-1989
  • Louis Glick
    1989-1991
  • James Rothschild
    1991-1993
  • Ann Libov
    1993-1995
  • Steven Himmelrich
    1995-1997
  • Manuele Wasserman, PhD
    1997-1999
  • Betty Waghelstein
    1999-2001
  • Henry Abrams
    2001-2003
  • Charles Klein
    2003-2005
  • Howard Sugarman
    2005-2007
  • Larry Kamanitz
    2007-2009
  • Molly Shock
    2009-2011
  • Michael Ward
    2011-2014
  • Ira Wagner
    2015-
  • Jane Abraham
    Lifetime Board Member
  • Margie Warres
    Executive Director Emeritus