b'Class of 2023 ProfilesNicholas S. Cohen Executive Director|Maryland Citizens for the ArtsRegion: Central Nicholas, a resident of Baltimore, earned a BA in Music and Psychology from the University of Florida and a masters from Carnegie Mellon University. He is active with the Governor Hogan COVID taskforce committee, President Biden Arts Policy Committee, Baltimore Midtown Community Benefits District, and Madison Park Improvement Association. Nicholas is an avid Maryland State Parks hiker and bassoonist. Book Recommendation: Emergent - Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worldsby Adrienne Maree BrownDiana C. DeBoy-Kean Community Relations Manager|Maryland JudiciaryRegion: SouthernDiana, a resident of Annapolis, earned a BS in Mass Communication from Towson University. She is active with Habitat Young Professionals, Susan G. Komen, ZeroThe End of Prostate Cancer, Zeta Tau Alpha and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland. Diana enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, cooking, visiting wineries and breweries, anything Baltimore Ravens and Orioles and playing sports.Book Recommendation: Leaders Eat Last by Simon SinekEmily A.A. Dow, Ph.D.Assistant Secretary for Academic Affairs|State of Maryland - Maryland Higher Education CommissionRegion: Central Emily, a resident of Cockeysville, earned a BA in Educational Psychology from Trinity College, a masters from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a PhD from The Graduate Center. She is active with the Society for General Psychology, Zogg Sports, and Court Appointed Special Advocates/Bergen County. Emily enjoys hiking, outdoor adventures and traveling. Book Recommendation: The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry and Maia SzalavitzDonald D. Eaddy Jr. Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Civic Engagement|Y in Central MarylandRegion: Central; 2021 White-Riley-Peterson Afterschool Policy FellowshipDonald, a resident of Owings Mills, earned a BA in Political Science from Morgan State University and a masters from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is active with Maryland Out of School Time Network, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Transformation Church, and Reading Partners. Donald enjoys traveling and acting.Book Recommendation: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown Mary Ford-NaillManager of Economic Development|The City of FrederickRegion: Western; 2003 Leadership Frederick County; 2015 Rotary Leadership Institute; 2020 Leadership Training ProgramCenterpoint SBS Mary, a resident of Westminster, earned a BA in Management and Master of Business Administration from Hood College. She is active in Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, Leadership Frederick, and the American Can-cer SocietyMaking Strides Against Breast Cancer. She serves on the board of the Golden Mile Alliance and the advisory board for techfrederick.Book Recommendation: Business Success Secrets: Entrepreneurial Thinking That Works by Compilation of Authors18 Leadership Maryland 2023'