Kennedy Krieger Institute Elects Six New Members to Board of Directors

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January 28, 2013
Judy Woodruff, Anthony Rosso, James Pitts, Dr. Ken Schuberth, Ed Walker and Mary Ann Scully all join Institute's Board

BALTIMORE, Md. -- This year, Kennedy Krieger Institute has elected six new members to its Board of Directors.  These members join more than 35 Baltimore-area community and business leaders who guide Kennedy Krieger in serving children with special needs. The new members are:

Judy Woodruff

Broadcast Journalist, PBS NewsHour

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC and PBS. After returning to the NewsHour in 2007 as a senior correspondent, she now regularly co-anchors the newly redesigned PBS NewsHour. In addition, she anchors a monthly program for Bloomberg Television, "Conversations with Judy Woodruff." Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women's Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communication industries worldwide. She serves on the boards of trustees of the Freedom Forum, the Newseum, and the Urban Institute. Woodruff is also the recent recipient of the Cine Lifetime Achievement award, a Duke Distinguished Alumni award, the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television and the University of Southern California Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, among others.

Anthony Rosso

Partner, Venable, LLP

Anthony Rosso has 18 years of experience in corporate and securities law, representing private and public companies in business transactions. Rosso regularly represents middle market companies in mergers and acquisitions, as well as in equity and debt financings, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. He has also represented a number of companies operating globally regarding domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions and complex corporate restructurings. Before beginning his legal career, Rosso practiced as a certified public accountant for five years with KPMG. Rosso has served on many board and committees including the Baltimore Board of the American Heart Association, Choo Smith Youth Empowerment, Calvert Hall College High School Hall Fund, St. Louis Roman Catholic Church Finance Committee, the Greater Baltimore Technology Council and is Chairman of the Board for PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs.

James Pitts

Corporate Vice President & President, Electronic Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation (Retired)

James Pitts recently retired as Corporate Vice President & President of Electronic Systems. He served in this role from 2005 to 2012, culminating a 39 year career at Northrop Grumman. His responsibilities included developing, producing and providing critical technologies, systems and services for the Department of Defense, other government agencies and commercial and international customers. Headquartered in Baltimore, Md. since 1938, Electronic Systems is one of Northrop Grumman's largest sectors with more than 20,000 employees operating in locations throughout the United States and in 19 countries worldwide. Pitts, a native of Baltimore, has served on many committees throughout the years including the University of Maryland Board of Visitors, the Maryland Science Center's Board of Trustees, the McDaniel College Corporate Advisory Council, Chairman of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Board of Directors.

Ken Schuberth, M.D.

Physician, The Maryland Pediatric Group

Dr. Ken Schuberth earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and moved to Baltimore to attend Johns Hopkins where he has received his professional medical training, including his medical degree, three years of pediatric residency, two years as pediatric chief resident and two years as a fellow in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. Schuberth is board-certified in Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology. Schuberth joined The Maryland Pediatric Group in 1978. He is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins and an Attending Physician in the Pediatric Allergy Clinic.

Ed Walker

Chief Strategy Office, Life & Protection Division of Transamerica

As Chief Strategy Officer for the Life & Protection Division of Transamerica, Ed Walker is responsible for setting and implementing strategy for one of Transamerica's largest divisions. His team is also responsible for emerging businesses and acquisitions driving innovation and leveraging customer knowledge across the division. Walker earned an MBA from Loyola University in Baltimore and a BA from Lynchburg College in Virginia. He also currently leads Transamerica's community efforts in the Baltimore area as the Chair of the Transamerica Foundation-Baltimore. Walker is a current board member and past participant in the Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Program. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for America's Health Insurance Plans (formerly HIAA), Business Volunteers Unlimited, and the Center Club. He is a founding board member and a past President of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association. 

Mary Ann Scully

President & CEO, Howard Bank

Mary Ann Scully is a lifelong banker with more than 30 years of varied executive experiences in the Maryland marketplace. In 2003, she headed the organizing team for Howard Bank, the first new bank to open in the county in 15 years. Scully was previously employed by Allfirst Bank, formerly The First National Bank of Maryland and now M&T Bank. Scully has served on many committees including the Maryland Bankers Association, the Columbia Foundation, Howard County United Way Partnership Board, Howard County Women's Giving Circle, Baltimore Opera Company Board of Trustees and Loyola University's Sellinger School of Business. Scully is also a trustee of the Howard County General Hospital and Associated Catholic Charities.  In 2002, 2005 and 2007, Scully was recognized as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Daily Record.

About the Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 18,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit


Jennifer Burke
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Jennifer Burke
(443) 923-7329


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