February 22, 2024
Annapolis, US 46 F

Bello Machre welcomes new Board member

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bellomachreBello Machre is pleased to announce the election of its newest Board Member, John S. Goldthwait, Jr. effective September 14, 2015. 

Dr. Robert Ireland, President and CEO, commented, “I’m thrilled to have John as a member of the Bello Machre Board of Directors.  He is a strong, compassionate leader that will further strengthen our board as we continue to expand and grow our organization providing a lifetime of loving care to people with developmental disabilities.”

John has over twenty years’ experience in the commercial banking industry. He has worked with a variety of prestigious financial institutions including Riggs National Bank, National Cooperative Bank, Provident Bank and most recently, M&T Bank as the Commercial Banking Senior Relationship Manager.  John excels in financial consulting and providing customized solutions to his clients in the Commercial Middle Market and Senior Living industries. 

John comments, “I am very honored to have been asked to join the Bello Machre Board of Directors.  For over 30 years, the dedicated staff at Bello Machre has worked tirelessly to help improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities in our community by providing them with critical care, shelter, and support services.  I am very appreciative of the opportunity to serve this fine organization and look forward to helping Bello Machre to fulfill its mission.”

John’s philanthropic spirit reaches deep into the community.  Over the years, he has held various community board, trustee, and chair positions with many non-profit organizations including Leadership Anne Arundel, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.  A graduate of the College of William & Mary, John is married with two children and resides in Arnold, Maryland.

Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic.  It is a non-profit organization in Anne Arundel Country, Maryland that provides a lifetime of loving care, homes and support to people with developmental disabilities.  Many of the people served live in its 56 community homes located throughout Central Maryland.  Bello Machre also provides personalized in-home care and support to hundreds of children and adults in their own homes.  The Hertha and Jesse Adams Ray of Hope Program offers assistance with expenses such as specialized summer camp, physical therapy and adaptive equipment.  Trained and caring staff also provides residential respite care, during family hospitalizations, emergencies, and vacations—24-hours a day – seven days a week.  Bello Machre is there to help with whatever is needed, empowering people with developmental disabilities to live life to its fullest.

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