Tom Rice, President

Began career in business as a CPA serving public corporations with an international accounting firm.  Invested twenty-five years within the healthcare industry, primarily generic and brand pharmaceutical firms, to restructure and improve their operations principally as the senior executive and Board member. Co-founded a firm that invests in Maryland businesses and have served as a Board member for several non-profit institutions in Maryland. Currently serve as a consultant and Board member for public corporations. Graduate of the University of Maryland (BA) and Loyola University (MS)


John Wille, Vice President

John Wille recently joined the board and is a consultant specializing in technology solutions for international development. He spent 20 years with the World Bank advising governments on technology applications to improve public service delivery, and previously worked for a major consulting firm as well as in industry and banking. He has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


David Reilly, Treasurer

David has been a member of the board since 2013 and currently serves as Board Treasurer.  He spent 25 years as a licensed employee benefits advisor.  During that time David worked with businesses throughout the Southern Maryland region and came to know SMCN through a variety of community connections.  He has served several volunteer organizations over those years, including Rotary International, the local High School Business Advisory Board, Chamber of Commerce, and Boys and Girls Clubs.  He coached recreation sports for nearly ten years and today remains an active member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. David eventually sold his insurance agency and now owns a branding and logo company, Diamond Promotional Products. He lives in Churchton, MD.


Joe Mills, Secretary

Joseph Mills is an ordained deacon for the Archdiocese of Washington and assigned to Saint John Vianney Catholic Church in Prince Frederick Md.  He is involved in mental illness and addiction ministries.  He is a member of the National Association of Mental Illness and a Family Support Group facilitator for that organization.  Joseph also is an employee of the Department of the Navy and works as the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. He and his wife, Patricia, have lived in Calvert County for 24 years.


David Payne, Member

David has been a member of the board for many years.  He is a Captain with the Calvert County Sheriff's Office.  He shares many roles within the Sheriff's Office and in his spare time participates in several community events. He lives in Broomes Island with his wife Christina, son Tyler, and daughter Alyssa.


Samantha Daily, Member

Samantha is a new member to the Board. She has an associate degree in arts and sciences from the college of Southern Maryland. Samantha currently attends Salisbury University and plans to get a master’s degree in public health with a focus in mental health. While going to school full time, she works two part-time jobs and volunteers.


Gwendolyn Ferguson, Member

Cindy Rauner, Member

Harry Herbert, Member