Alumni President's Message

A Message from the President of the Alumni Association

It is with great pleasure that I accept the position of president of the Alumni Association Board of Governors. It is a privilege to represent this community as the School celebrates its 125th anniversary. 
For the past two years, we have all faced the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic. Still, I sincerely believe that we find ourselves stronger for it as an alumni community. In early May, we welcomed our first on-campus reunion since 2019, and it was good to see familiar faces in person again. I also want to recognize and welcome our newest alumni, the Calvert Class of 2022. You have impressively graduated from Calvert despite the numerous obstacles you faced. We are excited to add you to our vibrant network and call you alumni. Before closing, it is my great pleasure to introduce our recent additions to the Alumni Board of Governors for 2022-2023.

Daisy Nelson White ’58 is president of White Ridgely Associates. In her role, she is an executive coach to senior leaders in both the for-profit and not-for-profit arenas. She has expertise in developing executives’ capacity to achieve results with total integrity and manage diverse constituent groups’ demands and expectations. Daisy has over 40 years of successful experience and extensive training in group and family dynamics. She holds a master’s degree in art therapy and creativity development from the Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. in transformative learning and change from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is co-author of the e-book Getting to ‘Great Idea!’ and resides in Charleston, South Carolina. Daisy has long had connections to Calvert. Parents John ’30 and Virginia ’34 were alumni, as are her two sons, Will ’89 and Gordon ’92.
David Rich ’92 is an LCSW-C who recently opened a Baltimore-based practice, where he provides DBT therapy to adolescents, adults, and families. His previous work experience includes two New York City group private practices and lead mental health worker at Sheppard Pratt Health System, where he was part of an inpatient crisis stabilization team for adolescent males. Dave also works as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work teaching first-year graduate students. Dave earned his master’s degree from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2016 with completion of the DBT training program and lab under Dr. Andre Ivanoff, Ph.D.
Dr. Shannon Adams-Hartung ’08 currently resides in Chicago, where she works as a pediatric resident physician at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history and global health from Duke University before going on to obtain her medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI. In addition to her clinical duties, she is also an avid researcher with an interest in neonatal intensive care and bioethics. Her research has taken her to conferences domestically and abroad, resulting in several first author publications and presentations. Shannon, her husband Ryan, and their 4-year-old-dog Parker do their best to get back home whenever they can to visit the many members of her extended family who reside in the Baltimore area.
Kiera Caffrey ’21 just completed her freshman year at St. Timothy’s School and was elected freshman class president. In April, she joined the Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle and is getting involved with their philanthropic efforts throughout Baltimore. 

Charlie Albert ’72
President, Alumni Board of Governors

"My vivid memories of being a Calvert student provide a constant source of joy and gratitude, and being on the Alumni Board is a truly fulfilling way to stay connected to the school that gave me such a wonderful foundation."
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.