Matt co-founded Potomac Riverkeeper, where he served as chairman of the Board of Directors and later as president. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Rock Creek Conservancy, and Acorn Hill School. Matthew holds Master’s degrees in environment/land use planning and United States history. He lives with his son and daughter in Kensington, Maryland.
Last week we heard from Meira Neggaz, the Executive Director at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she is responsible for the institution’s overall leadership, strategy, and growth. Meira gave an interesting talk describing the widespread gaps in knowledge about American Muslims, including their contributions to medicine, science and education. She described current research on how being born in the U.S. affects the American Muslim experience and current issues such as bullying and poverty.
Our speaker on November 16 was Anna Mae Kobbe, the Foundation Chairperson for District 7620. Anna-Mae served as District Governor in 2016-2017, and has had a variety of club and district committees. She gave an overview of the RI Foundation programs and plans.