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Board of Directors

Scott Tate Scott Tate, President    Scott has lived in Canton since 2002. He joined the Board in 2009, served on the Finance Committee for the past two years, and has been elected President for the term starting in 2013. He lives near the Ellwood entrance to the small park and enjoys walking his dog and running in the park.
Matt Dodd, VP Finance    Matt has lived in Patterson Park since 2006 and has served on the board since 2010. He chose to live in Patterson Park for the ample green space and proximity to downtown. Matt enjoys jogging, swimming, and playing tennis in the park.
Catalina Rodriguez Catalina Rodriguez, VP Membership   Catalina has lived in Patterson Park/Highlandtown since 2008. She has served on the Board since 2009. She enjoys walking her dog Frida, playing sports, and jogging at the park.
Leana Houser Leana Houser, Secretary   Leana moved to Canton in 2000 and has lived one block east of Patterson Park with her husband since 2004. She has served on the Board since 2008. She enjoys commuting by foot through the park every morning and volunteering for the Tree Team.
Jennifer Arndt Robinson Jennifer Arndt Robinson, Past President   Jennifer has lived a few blocks east of Patterson Park since 2001. She has served on the Board since 2007, served as President from 2008-2012, and she currently serves as the Board Representative to the Patterson Park Working Group. She and her husband Scott can be spotted in the park extension walking their dog Lucy.
Patricia Brunetti   Patricia moved to Baltimore in mid-2012 and picked Luzerne Avenue for her new home because of its closeness to Patterson Park.  She joined the Friends Board soon after settling in. She enjoys the park’s open and green space, as well as its facilities, activities and community. Patricia is on the Membership and Corporate Friends committees.
 Steve Gondol Steven Gondol   Steven and his wife moved to the Patterson Park neighborhood in 2004 and have been avid fans of the park ever since. He has served on the Board since 2008. He enjoys walking in the park with his dog Ferris and attending the summer concerts with friends.
 Ron Howard Ron Howard   Ron has lived near the park since 1995 and joined the Board in 2010. He enjoys walking his dog and exercising in the park. Ron served as the Corporate Friends Committee Chair and Co-Chair for four years, and currently still serves on the committee.
Kristyn Oldendorf   
Kristyn lives a few blocks west of the park and enjoys running and walking in the park. She always enjoys attending and helping with events sponsored by the Friends. Kristyn joined the board in 2012 and is on the White House Committee. In her day job, Kristyn works as Chief of Staff for Councilman Jim Kraft.
  Maggie Pedersen   Maggie Pedersen moved to Baltimore City, Butchers Hill neighborhood, 3 years ago with her 2 large dogs and joined The Friends almost instantly. The park is what made her choice to purchase in Butchers Hill an easy decision. She joined the Board in 2011. Maggie attends as many volunteer opportunities in the park as possible, joining the boat lake team and the tree team this year. She is part of both the Membership Committee and the Wine Tasting Committee.  Maggie is always found at the summer concert series enjoying great music with friends and neighbors. 

  Aida Pinto-Baquero   Aida and her family moved to Patterson Park in 2010 and they live one block from the park. Aida and her husband Bill enjoy to spending time with Amaris, their daughter, in the playground.  They love all of the green space, but most of all they love the diversity of people and communities utilizing every space in the park and attending all the available programs and events for children and families. Aida serves on the Board’s Membership Committee, and on the Friends of Patterson Park Consejo Hispano (Hispanic Council), helping to bring communities together.
Carlos Plazas Carlos Plazas   Carlos has lived in the Patterson Park area since 2007. He has served on the Board since 2008. When he isn’t busy helping crunch numbers for the Board he enjoys seeing people utilize the park.
Gloria Romeo   Gloria and her husband moved from Florida to Canton in 2009 and quickly began participating the many activities offered in the park. Gloria joined the board in 2012. She enjoys attending the concerts in the summer and can be found running around the park several days a week all year long.
Zita Scozzari   
Zita and her husband Tom have lived on the park since 2012. They chose their home because of the views of the park from their home office and the ability to cross the street to walk their mini-dachshund Cleo. Zita is often away for work and loves to come home to rejuvenate by  spending time walking, biking and enjoying this bit of nature in the midst of the city she loves.
John Wesby John Wesby   John, his wife Melissa their daughter Olivia and son Mitchell live northeast of the park just off of Baltimore Street. John has served on the Board since 2008. He enjoys watching the movies in the park and attending the concerts on Pagoda Hill.