Anne Arundel Genealogical Society

AAGS 2024 Elections - Nominees

Nominee for Treasurer - Adriana Gormly Andrews
Adriana is a native New Yorker who moved to Anne Arundel County with her husband in 2022 to be closer to family. In 2019, she retired from her career as an Assistant Superintendent for Business with several school districts on Long Island, where her responsibilities included budgeting, finance, payroll, facilities, human resources, transportation, and food services, or as she describes it, “everything other than education!” During her 24-year career, she was a regular presenter at NY State conferences on a variety of school business topics. Adriana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy from Cornell University, and a Master of Education degree as well as an advanced certificate in School Business Administration from CW Post University. Retirement is now affording Adriana time to devote to her life-long passion for genealogy. She has earned a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, is a graduate of the ProGen study program, and is a regular attendee at various genealogical institutes and study programs. Some recent projects include: a family narrative of a Gormly Irish famine immigrant, bio sketches and reports for Spanish and Irish ancestors, and research and DNA support for family members and friends.  
Nominee for At-Large Board Member - Donald C. Brown
My name is Donald Brown. I answer to either Don or Donald. I'm 57 yrs old, married with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. I lived and grew up around both my parents Anne Arundel families in both Annapolis, South County and vicinities of Anne Arundel County until moving to Delaware in 8th grade. I served in the US Navy and after my service I worked at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant for 18 yrs.  Left there to work for the Department of Navy at Patuxent Naval Air Station in St. Mary's County, MD where I currently am. I have been working on Family history for about 18-20 yrs., however DNA information in the last 4 years has broken down a lot of walls & barriers. My family roots in Maryland predominantly go from Annapolis and move south to Calvert County with some extensions into Prince George's County & Baltimore.
Nominee for At-Large Board Member - Shelley Kellerman Pollero
A native New Yorker and resident of Severna Park since 1972, Shelley Kellerman Pollero has been active in genealogical research for over 50 years.  A past president and current At-Large board member of AAGS, she has presented talks to several local and special interest groups on a variety of topics. During her terms as President, Shelley created the AAGS PayPal account as well as the AAGS Facebook group that she administers, and compiled several genealogy information handouts which are on the AAGS website in Research Handouts. For many years, she has coordinated AAGS's participation in the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival for which she compiled Scottish, Irish, Welsh and 7 Celtic Nations, African American, and Jewish genealogy handouts and gives advice on Getting Started in Genealogy. Shelley is a past president and current board member of Gesher Galicia, a special interest group focused on Jewish family research in the former Austrian province of Galicia, now in southeast Poland and western Ukraine. She is also Zamosc Research Area Coordinator for Jewish Records Indexing-Poland where she manages several Town Leaders and projects for this area.  A retired world languages teacher and department head, Shelley has coordinated Translation Services and has presented a talk on Galicia research at several international conferences sponsored by the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies (IAJGS).