Board of Directors

Richard H. Holden Jr.

 Richard H. Holden Jr.

Mr. Holden has been a Board Member of New Song Academy since 2013.  He spent a career in the financial services industry mostly with Alex Brown and Sons in Baltimore, MD until his retirement.  He also serves on the board of Norlink International, a non-profit organization focused on community development in underserved areas of third world countries. In addition to his Board involvement Richard spends time tutoring students at New Song Academy in math as well as taking an active role in the International Missions ministry at Grace Fellowship Church where he attends.  Mr. Holden resides in Timonium, MD and enjoys spending time with his five children and six grandchildren.

Victoria SchultzVicki at law school

Vicki Schultz joined the University of Baltimore School of Law in November 2012 as the associate dean for administration. In that role, Dean Schultz oversees all aspects of the law school’s operations, including communications, admissions, career development, budget and staffing, the law library and alumni relations. She also works with faculty, staff and community partners on strategic planning and initiatives, co-chairs the ABA Self-Study, and serves on UB’s Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee. Before coming to UB, Schultz was a deputy assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama administration. She oversaw fair housing and fair lending enforcement, as well as the division’s human rights work. Before that, Schultz served as senior adviser to then-Maryland DLLR Secretary Thomas E. Perez to help craft the state’s foreclosure reforms and response to the mortgage crisis. She also worked on other consumer-protection issues and key labor initiatives at DLLR. Schultz worked in the community development field before joining state service, first directing a statewide project providing legal services to nonprofits and then administering HUD and other government funds for Baltimore County to strengthen and build communities. A UB School of Law graduate, Schultz began her legal career as a litigator and an advocate at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau Inc., where she handled housing and consumer cases, as well as domestic and custody cases in Baltimore for low-income clients. She is currently a commissioner on the Maryland Access to Justice Commission and also serves on the boards of the Public Justice Center and the New Song Community Learning Center.

Pat CollinsPatrick Collins
Patrick founded the fee-only financial planning and private money management firm in October 2004 after spending several years at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor.  Pat’s primary responsibility is heading up the firm’s Private Client Group which is responsible for providing financial planning, wealth management and investment advisory services primarily for individuals and families.  Pat also chairs the firm’s Investment Committee which sets the overall investment strategy for both Greenspring Private and Institutional Clients
  Pat has been quoted extensively in publications such as SmartMoney Magazine, Wealth Manager Magazine, The Baltimore Examiner, Journal of Financial Planning, Investment Advisor, Registered Rep, Financial Advisor and National Underwriter Life and Health.  In 2007, Pat was selected by Money Magazine as the advisor to help a family evaluate their financial situation as part of publication’s “Money Makeover” feature article Patrick received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University and obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification from the CFP Board of Standards. In September of 2005 he became an Enrolled Agent, broadening his knowledge of the US Tax Code and allowing him to represent taxpayers in front of the IRS. He is also active within the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the primary professional organization for financial planners who have agreed to work only on a fee-only basis.

Dudley Mason

IMG_1835Dudley joined the New Song Board in 2015 after  serving 15 years as a classroom volunteer.  She also acts as a liaison between the school and St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church.  In tandem with her work at New Song, Ms. Mason is an active volunteer and former board chair at Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton, Maryland.  She’s also a member of the Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle serving on the grants committee.  After two career chapters in advertising and landscape design respectively, Dudley is currently retired
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Dr. Louis H. Wilson
Thirty years ago, living a life typical of far too many inner city youth, God called Rev. Dr. Wilson to Himself and to the gospel ministry. Armed with nothing more than a passion for His Word, inspired by his wife, Ella, and God’ s leading, Dr. Wilson then pursued and completed the following degrees: a BA in Liberal Arts, a Master of Theology from Dallas Seminary, a MS in Sociology from the University of North Texas, and a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. He is now ABD for another PhD in Religion and Society.

Dr. Wilson has served as an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist, Texas Women’ s, and Axia Online universities. From 1989 to 1995, Dr. Wilson served as Executive Director of two organizations, Urban Evangelical Mission and Operation Relief Center, which focused on church planting, evangelism, and social transformation by providing social and spiritual services to the disenfranchised and homeless. During this time, Dr. Wilson also served as an inner-city pastor in South Dallas. Dr. Wilson is a published writer and essayist; he contributed to Urban Ministries International Sunday School curriculum for seven years. He served on the Executive Board of Metropolitan Atlanta Baptist Ministers Union, and was a Certified Core Course Bible Instructor for National Baptist Convention. Dr. Wilson organized Redemption Fellowship (PCA) in Fayetteville, GA. Known for its love for one another, community involvement, missions, leadership development, and discipleship programs. The community embraced Redemption as an equipping ministry and the church became a model for African American church planting in the PCA.

In God’ s sovereignty, the Spirit called Dr. Wilson to his social/cultural roots: an urban ministry in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Wilson began serving as Senior Pastor of New Song Community Church (NSCC) in 2015.

Pastor Wilson’s life verse is Acts 17:28 (ESV) “In him we live and move and have our being.” Dr. Wilson’ s wife Ella is an accomplished soloist and choir director. They have two sons Kameron and Christopher, nine beautiful grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

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