Board of Directors

Brian Vinci, President

"Samantha was one of the most important people in my life. When I married her mother Jonna in 2004, Samantha, her brother Jack, Jonna and I became a family. Together we laughed, cried, celebrated holidays and volleyball victories, studied for her tests, worked on her homework, completed her college applications, practiced her parallel parking, argued about her curfew and her boyfriends and chased our dogs Zoe and Cooper. I am so proud of the young woman that she became and loved her very much. I am forever grateful for our time together and to have called her my step-daughter."

Brian is a transplanted New Yorker who has lived in Maryland since 1999 working as the Director of Engineering Services for The Conservation Fund. He has a Ph.D. from Cornell University and is a licensed professional engineer.


Jonna Vinci, Vice President

"Samantha was my first child and we developed a special relationship like most mothers and daughters. During her early years I was a stay-at-home mom completely focused on her and her brother Jack. Before she started school we bonded over play activities with other moms and friends, book times, local museum visits and other pre-school activities. As she grew Samantha always wanted me to be "the cool mom," but I tried to keep her grounded and focused on the important things in life, her faith, her family, her education and being a good person. I am so proud of the person that she became - kind, fun-loving and always positive. I loved her with all my heart and will always love her."

Jonna is a Maryland native who graduated from Williamsport High School in 1980. She has worked as a teacher in Washington County for over 15 years and is currently a second-grade teacher at Old Forge Elementary School. She has a B.S. from Frostburg State University.


Toni Reynolds, Secretary

"Samantha was a very caring and fun-loving young lady who never seemed to get her fill of life. As Samantha's aunt I treasure all the times we spent together at Nan"s table, talking with all the girls, laughing at the ocean when one of us got knocked over by a wave trying to find seashells, all the holidays and birthdays we spent together as a family and especially watching her play volleyball. Anyone who knew Samantha knew her love for the game. Her enthusiasm for life not only showed in her day-to-day endeavors but also on the court. She was a very special person in my life and I will cherish the memories of her forever."

Toni was born in Cumberland, MD and raised in Williamsport, MD. She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1976. She works as a LPN at Williamsport Retirement Village and has a daughter, Christina, a son, John, and three grandsons, Colton, Tucker and Jaxson.


Emily Crabtree, Treasurer

"Sam came into my life in the fall of 2008 at volleyball tryouts at Williamsport High School. She was a bubbly, energetic and very talented freshman. Her smile was contagious and her laugh was infectious. I knew then that she was much more than just a good athlete. Sam was a special girl and I watched her blossom into an amazing young woman. She was a hard worker and a great leader on and off the court. She loved the game of volleyball and played it with her whole heart. Sam was every coach's dream. I feel fortunate to have had the privilege to be her coach."

Emily graduated from Williamsport High School in 1982 and has a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Frostburg State University. She is the Athletic Director at Williamsport High School after having previously been the Varsity Volleyball Coach there since the 1990s. Emily's volleyball teams won five state championships during her tenure as head coach - 1995, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2012.


Beth Ferree, Development Committee Chair

"Samantha's mom has been a friend since childhood. I remember Samantha's birth as a big occasion and when Samantha was young her visits from the West Coast were special events. Samantha and I would hang out at the pool, swim and talk. As Samantha got older I was her biggest fan, watching her thump it on the volleyball court. Samantha was beautiful inside and out...I am very thankful for her friendship and the time we spent together."

Beth was born and raised in Williamsport, MD. She retired in 2016 after a long career with the Washington County Human Development Council assisting the developmentally disabled. She is a graduate of Williamsport High School and Hagerstown Community College.


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