BOARD OF DIRECTORS
, (aka: Dr. Portier) is a 1991 graduate of West
Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in Internal
Medicine and focuses on primary care in Internal medicine. In 1993, Dr. Portier
completed a rotating osteopathic internship at Clarion Hospital, located in
Clarion, PA for her general practitionership. In 1995 she completed her
residency in Internal Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore,
MD. Since that time, Dr. Portier has practiced Primary Care medicine in the
Emmitsburg and Thurmont areas.
Prior to studying medicine, Dr. Portier had three children (Phil, Thea and
Laura), was a high school teacher, worked with insurance claims and has a
background in social work.
Dr. Portier is married to William L. Portier PhD, (the other Dr. Portier) who
holds the Mary Ann Spearan Chair of Theology at the University of Dayton, OH.
In 2005, Dr. Portier was awarded the Grand Prize donation in the Ivory Gift of A
Gentle Touch Contest.
Dr. Portier was named the 2006-2007 Maryland Osteopathic Physician of the Year
by the Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians. She is our award
winning osteopathic physician and educator and author of our "Miracle on Main
Sweeney, Chair, Board of Directors:
Clifford Sweeney is
Vice-President of Emmitsburg Board of Commisssionars, Town
of Emmitsburg. President, Lions Club of Emmitsburg. Past Presidnt and
current Membership Chair, Knighs of Columbus of St. Joseph's Catholic Church
native of Emmitsburg, Cliff is known as a dynamo volunteer in many town and
regional organizations, including St. Joseph's Church and the Knights of
Mary Kate Birge,
SSJ, PhD; Treasurer:
Sr. Mary Kate Birge, SSJ is a Sister of St. Joseph
of Springfield, MA. She holds a PhD (With Distinction) in Biblical Studies from
The Catholic University of America (2001), and is an Associate Professor of
Theology at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. She is on the
Leadership Council, Sisters of St. Joseph, USA Eastern Province. She became a board
member in Spring of 2009.
PhD; Recording Secretary:
Cathy Bodin is a professor of French and Spanish
employed at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Past editor of Linguistica
Atlantica, Past President of the Alliance Francaise of Frederick, MD. She works on a variety of medieval and post-medieval topics in French
Linda J. Sites, Founding Member, MBA; EOPCC Bookkeeper:
Sites is the
Director of Institutional Research at Mount St. Mary’s and has been a part of
the EOPCC Board since its inception. Linda has been a major guiding force of the
organization. She has a Master’s degree in Business, had served as our treasurer
until 2005, and has since served as our volunteer bookkeeper.
C.P.A., P.C.; Non-Officer Board Member, Event Coordinator:
in practice, Emmitsburg, MD. Melissa graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College of
Emmitsburg in 1999 and then continued to become a Certified Public Accountant in
2003. Melissa employs several local people at her office on 301 West Main
Street. She handles individual and small business tax returns, prepares monthly
write-ups for businesses, engages in tax consulting for individuals and small
businesses, prepares payroll for local businesses, and has a notary license. As
a board member of EOPCC she is involved in finalizing tax return preparation, preparing the Personal Property
Return, and volunteering at most events.
Fish, Non-Officer Board Member:
Past Principal and educator in the
Pennsylvania public and parochial school systems before retirement from St.
Peter’s School in Elizabethtown. In retirement, she corrected state tests and
served as Education Coordinator for Rural Opportunity as well as a relief
principal. She now lives in Maryland and volunteers in the Emmitsburg community.
Karen Lee Miller,
Non-Officer Board Member:
Past military wife and homemaker,
resident of Emmitsburg. Auxilliary Board and Board of Directors.
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