Nymeo Board of Directors believe in the mission of credit unions and are chosen carefully to strategically guide Nymeo. And, they're not just Directors of Nymeo – they are volunteers and members too!

Charles W.C. Yancey, Chair

Charles W.C. Yancey, Chair

Charles has been a member of Nymeo for over 40 years and is currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors. He is a retired Research Structural Engineer from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is the President of a tax preparation firm (1984 to present) and the Treasurer of the Adelphi Presbyterian Church. A licensed life insurance and financial services representative, Charles also is a member of the Maryland Society of Accountants. Charles holds a M.S. in Structural Engineering and a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Jeanice Brown Thomas, Secretary

Jeanice Brown Thomas, Vice Chair

Jeanice is a Research Scientist (for over 35 years) in the Material Measurement Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is a current Nymeo Board member, and she also previously served on the Board. She is involved in organic analytical research with emphasis on environmental, clinical and food analysis.

Jeanice has been the Program Coordinator for the NIST Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program for over 20 years. Her responsibilities include coordinating and managing day-to-day activities as well as organizing QA workshops and conducting measurements in support of vitamin analysis for more than 40 laboratories worldwide. Jeanice has authored/co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and given over 80 technical and non-technical talks. She has a variety of interests that range from health/nutrition issues and student outreach to taking nature walks. Jeanice holds a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Business Management. She also serves as the Acting Chair of the NIST Internal Review Board.

Dr. Gloria Solomon, Board Member

Dr. Gloria Solomon, Treasurer

Dr. Gloria Solomon is a Federal Program Officer/Industrial Specialist at NIST's Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program. Dr. Solomon has been at NIST for nine years and with MEP for seven years. She manages a portfolio of 11 MEP Centers with a combined budget of 30 million dollars. This includes providing coaching, oversight, and guidance on financial and government regulations and compliance to MEP Center leadership. She studied business at UNC-Greensboro, and Wake Forest University, and has a PhD in Management with a focus on Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University. Dr. Solomon is also a certified leadership coach.

Elizabeth Duffy, Board Member

Elizabeth Duffy, Secretary

Elizabeth is the Director for Open Campus and Dual Enrollment for Frederick Community College (FCC). She oversees both the open campus dual enrollment program, where high school students travel to FCC’s campus to take courses as well as the school based program where FCC’s courses are taught on the local high school campuses.

Elizabeth is passionate about the importance and value of education for the students and families of Frederick County. She has been a volunteer Board Member since December 2013. Elizabeth graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English Education in 1991. While teaching, she earned her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Towson State University in 1996. She later earned her Administration and Leadership certification from Hood College in 2005. Elizabeth is also a member of the ACE Mentoring Board of Directors for Frederick.

Edward Brown, PhD., Vice Chair

Edward Brown, Ph.D., Board Member

Ed is a Principle Staff Member at The MITRE Corporation. He began his career as an Army Captain at the Harry Diamond Laboratories, which later became the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). After two years in uniform and another 31 years as an Army civilian researcher and manager at ARL, Ed retired from government service and joined MITRE to support, advise and assist various government agencies (including ARL) on the management of their R&D programs. He joined Nymeo, then called the NBS-HDL Federal Credit Union, in 1967, and has been a member ever since. He served on the Board of Directors for 10 years, took six years off, and has now returned to volunteer on the Nymeo Board again. Ed holds a B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. in Physics.

Isaac Yoon, Treasurer

Isaac Yoon, Board Member

Isaac is a member at the American College of Emergency Physicians and is board certified in family practice medicine. He serves as the Medical Director of Patient First, a regional primary care and urgent care medical provider, and he is also the Medical Director of Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital. Isaac is involved with many charitable organizations with whom he assists in fundraising efforts. He is an undergraduate alumnus of Johns Hopkins University, class of 1985, and a 1989 graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Richard Allen, Board Member and Supervisory Committee

Richard Allen, Board Member and Supervisory Committee

Richard is a Physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division, where his research areas are micro devices and accelerometers. He is a Co-Chair of the SEMI 3DS-IC Standards Committee and was NIST assignee to SEMATECH’s 3D Enablement Center from 2011-2013. He has served on the Session of Neelsville Presbyterian Church. Richard has been a member of Nymeo for over 24 years and has served on the Supervisory Committee since 2009 (Chair since 2013), and the Board of Directors since 2014. He received a B.S. and M.S., both in Physics, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.B.A. from Columbia Union College.

Michael Conroy, Associate Board Member

Michael Conroy, Board Member

Mike lives in Carroll County with his wife and two children. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF). MVF is the organization that manages Montgomery Village’s residential and commercial properties. More than 40,000 residents lives in this community. Mike has worked for MVF since 2005, serving in various communications roles including graphic designer, webmaster and department director, as well as photographing events and maintaining MVF’s social media. He has been staff liaison to the Communications, Nominating and Election committees, was co-liaison of the ad hoc 50th Anniversary Committee and previously served as MVF’s Corporate Secretary.

During his tenure at MVF, Mike also worked on several special projects and dedicated much time to the advancement of the organization. As the EVP, he is committed to excellent customer service, maintaining the financial health of the Montgomery Village community, and continuing the smart growth and enhancements he has been a part of for the last several years. 

Jeanice Brown Thomas, Secretary

Scott Emerick, Board Member

Scott lives in Washington County with his wife and he has two grown children. Since 2006 he has been the Manager of Fill Operations at the Leidos BioMedical Research Vaccine Pilot Plant in Frederick. This plant manufactures monoclonal antibodies and vaccines (including COVID) for the federal government. Scott manages a staff that must follow FDA and European guidelines in the manufacture of trial drugs. Scott and his staff have weekly meetings with government counterparts including senior level NIH operations such as the Vaccine Research Center, formerly lead by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Prior to Leidos, Scott was a Process Engineer at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories (now Emergent BioSolutions) in Baltimore. He has 40 years of experience in the manufacturing of clinical trial materials and testing and release of these pharmaceutical drugs for public use. Scott’s day to day duties also include working with FDA and European regulations and audit systems for release of various drugs and vaccines.

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