Carol Dreyer Bernstein has been serving at the WRM since May, 2012. She was named Associate Director in 2013, Interim Executive Director in January, 2017 and was hired as Executive Director in July, 2017. Carol has a passion for ministry to people who have experienced homelessness or addiction. She is excited about the opportunity to lead WRM into the next chapter of the story God is writing for the Mission to meet needs in the community.
Carol has a M.A. in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Government from Cornell University. Before coming to WRM, she served for several years in management at the House of Ruth Maryland. Carol is also co-founder, with her husband, of another non-profit ministry of feeding the hungry called First Fruits Farm, located in Freeland, Maryland. She continues to serve on the Board of First Fruits Farm and is the administrator for that non-profit. She lives on the farm with her husband, Rick, and has 3 grown children.
Ron Shaw was born and raised in Carroll County on his grandparent’s dairy farm near Taylorsville, graduating from South Carroll High School. He (and his twin brother Robert) were accepted at Harvard University.
Ron was on the Harvard crew for all four years, remaining undefeated against all college crews for his entire college career and winning the unofficial national championship his senior year. After graduating from Harvard cum laude, Ron returned to Maryland to attend the University of Maryland School of Law, where he served on the Law Review, and graduated with honors.
After law school, Ron joined corporate law firms Weinberg & Green, and then Miles & Stockbridge, where he was voted a partner, before founding his own boutique trial practice law firm in 1993.
Since 2010, Shaw & Morrow, P.A. has been located in Hunt Valley, Maryland specializing in medical malpractice defense, personal injury, criminal defense and Medicare and Medicaid fraud in all the state and federal courts across Maryland. Ron and his firm have represented over 1200 physicians and other healthcare providers and Ron has tried well over 100 medical malpractice trials. Ron has lectured or given grand rounds at Carroll Hospital Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Stevenson University.
Ron has been selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer (top 5%) and as a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Nation’s Top One Percent) and has received the Top Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Ron has previously served as the chair of the board of trustees at Hereford United Methodist Church in Hereford, Maryland.
Before becoming the chair, Ron had served on the board of trustees of the Westminster Rescue Mission since 2015. Ron has four grown children, three step-children and two grandchildren. He was recently remarried to Judith Gehlbach, and the couple live in Hereford, Maryland.
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