University of Maryland Extension

Planning Committee

Planning Committee

Priscilla Graves is currently a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator with the University of Maryland. Priscilla is a native of North Carolina and has a total of 28 years as a Family & Consumer Sciences educator. She has served as a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator with the University of Florida Extension, North Carolina State Extension, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Extension, and Virginia Tech Extension while meeting the needs of families in the area of financial literacy. She has also worked extensively with the public school system as a Family and Consumer Sciences educator and serving as a Special Populations Coordinator over the Career and Technical Education department.

Michael Elonge is a Senior Extension Agent, a tenured faculty at University of Maryland College Park, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Michael is a graduate from State University of New York (BA-Psychology; BA, MA – Economics) and postmasters from Loyola (Advance Graduate Study - Education Administration and Supervision). Michael’s scholarly work includes twenty-two peer reviewed conference presentations, and five publications.

Jesse B. Jurgenson, Ph.D is the Assistant Clinical Professor and Family Finance Extension Specialist with the University of Maryland Extension (UME). As an Extension Specialist, Jesse develops, implements, and evaluates statewide education programs related to family financial management and financial health initiatives. He is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) and holds multiple graduate degrees in Human Development and Family Science and Financial Planning along with a Ph.D. in Financial Counseling and Planning from Iowa State University.  His professional goal is to create new, relevant, practical knowledge identifying processes and factors that promote behaviors which enrich individual and family financial wellness. 

Jesse Ketterman, Ph.D joined the University of Maryland Extension Office in 2016 as a Family and Consumer Science Educator serving Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties. His work emphasis is financial and health insurance literacy. Dr. Ketterman began his career with the University System of Maryland in 1999 at Frostburg State University, advancing to the role of Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs leading wellness-related initiatives. Dr. Ketterman is an Accredited Financial Counselor and earned a PhD in educational leadership from Touro University International, master’s degrees in business administration and education from Frostburg State University, and a bachelor of science in business from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Patricia Maynard has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Senior Agent Associate serving Prince George’s and Charles Counties. Her work emphasizes financial wellness providing financial and health capability education for youth and adults to increase their overall personal health and wealth. Her career has always been focused on public service and her passion is igniting positive behavior change. Patricia began her career at the Department of Health as a Resource Coordinator providing advocacy on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities and complex psycho-social needs. This work then led her to partner with her team to develop and implement a collaborative pilot program, “24/7 Dad”, for non-custodial fathers referred from the Charles County Circuit Court. “24/ 7 Dad” was funded by a community grant and developed by the Charles County Health Department Resource Coordination Division, Charles County Child Support Enforcement and the Charles County Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office of Child Support Enforcement. Patricia served as the program coordinator providing classes and workshops and community opportunities that increased the non-custodial father’s parenting and financial skills. The program continues to thrive. Patricia was honored to be invited to the White House to meet with President Obama regarding the minimum wage act and its economic impact on families. This was a very exciting career highlight. 

Dorothy Nuckols is a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator with University of Maryland Extension, focusing on financial and health literacy.  She is a former Assistant Vice President of Central Fidelity bank in Virginia, leaving to become Certified Financial Planner and President of Family Financial Planning. After moving to Maryland, she has been both an educator and the School Health Liaison for the Maryland Department of Health Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control.  Dorothy has directed and served with multiple child, teen, and family programs over the past 25 years. She holds a Master of Public Heath-Nutrition degree from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Science in commerce and Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Washington and Lee University.

Carrie Sorenson is a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator with University of Maryland Extension in Frederick County. She teaches a variety of classes covering financial literacy, healthy living, and wellness. Carrie has a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University and a Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University. Carrie was born and raised in Maryland and is excited to be working with Extension to help Maryland residents! 

 

 

 

 

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