Michael Herman has been on the Board of Directors since 2022. As an attorney, he also serves as volunteer counsel for the organization. He earned his B.A. degree in political science from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from American University/Washington College of Law. He is the managing partner of Michael D. Herman, Esquire & Associates, P.C., a general practice law firm of six lawyers in Riverdale Park, MD. Michael has previously served as the town council member and mayor of the Town of Riverdale Park and has previously served as Chief of Staff to the Prince George’s County Executive.
Michael spends considerable time performing volunteer work for non-profit organizations and has served on more than 20 boards of directors since 1985. He has served as a Big Brother for Big Brothers/Sisters of the National Capital Area and has previously served as President of the Riverdale Boys and Girls Club, President of the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and numerous other foundations. He is currently the President of the Riverdale Park Business Association, Passion & Compassion (a non-profit addressing food scarcity in our community), and a board member of Joe’s Movement Emporium, a performing arts center in Mount Rainier, MD. Michael often describes his non-profit work as something to which he is deeply committed. He has been a team leader with the Holiday Project since the 1990s, often leading two or three visitations on Christmas Day. He will often say he is the most enthusiastic singer with a bad voice while caroling and hopes that others will drown out his voice. “I love the joy I get through the visits I do with the Holiday Project. My gift to others is really a gift to me.” He lives in Riverdale Park, Maryland with his partner Tanya Johnson, and his two big dogs Tito and Duet.