Dee Hodges

Dee Hodges


Dee grew up in Bethesda but has lived for most of her adult life in Baltimore County.  She is a widow, a mother of 3, including a stepson, and a proud grandmother of 4.  One of the greatest years of her life was spent in Vietnam during the war.  She spent a career in banking doing what she loves including balancing and helping customers with mortgages, personal and commercial loans.

Dee volunteered for Ellen Sauerbrey in two gubernatorial races and ran for office herself.  She is currently President of the Maryland Taxpayers Association as well as RWBC.  She has spent many years testifying in Annapolis on various issues, particularly fiscal issues. 

Eleanor Huber


Eleanor spent 25 years with the Maryland State Highway Administration most recently as Federal Legislative Manager in the agency’s Policy Division.  In addition to her role as Recording Secretary for the RWBC, she is actively involved in the Carroll Manor Recreation Council Fitness Program.

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Beth Stone


Judy McGowan

Assistant Treasurer

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Our Leadership

President Dee Hodges and RWBC Founder Ellen Sauerbrey 

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Jolie McShane

First Vice President

Jolie enthusiastically joined RWBC after discovering the like-minded women and fun club activities. Women on Target, educational monthly meetings, meeting up and coming politicians, sign-waving and even as a "voice" on a radio advertisement drew her into the folds of the club. 

A resident of Baltimore County for 30 years, Jolie runs her own business, Vesta Construction Websites which specializes in website and social media development for the heavy construction industry. Using her high tech skills, Jolie has guided RWBC in social media and website improvements. She looks forward to working with new club members to become actively involved in RWBC.


Jean Hessenauer

2nd Vice President

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Sophia Montgomery

3rd Vice President

Sophia is a born and bred Marylander.  She is thrilled to be part of a robust, congenial and deplorable group of conservative women!   


As Director of Sales with Country Inn & Suites Baltimore North, she is active in the local tourism industry. She serves on the boards of  Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre @ CCBC Essex, Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce and Joppatowne Garden Club.  She contributes to Well Armed Woman, Wounded Warriors, Cornerstone Community Housing and America's VetDogs. Her patriotism and volunteerism are hereditary...thanks to Mom and Dad.  Sophia and Tom, her husband of 33 years, like to flea market, travel and love the theatre, both live and film.

Kathryn Jerrard

Past President

Kathryn was born in Brooklyn N.Y. She’s been married to her husband David for 30 years. They have two wonderful children and a German Sheppard, that she adores spending time with.


Kathryn works for Carroll County Public Schools.

Interests: She enjoys animals, and in particular, dogs. She finds it exhilarating to travel to new places and exploring new countries and cultures. She enjoys cooking, gardening, supporting her church and their programs, reading and involvement with book clubs, sports, physical activities, bicycling and hiking.

Kathryn joined the RWBC after attending a few meetings.  It was clear that the RWBC was filled with strong-minded, hard-working women who are eager for a change in Maryland. Feeling frustrated by the hard left democratic leadership in our country and especially in Maryland, it was an easy choice for her to become involved with the RWBC, who are fun-loving, determined women, forming a camaraderie while shedding light on the reforms needed to create a better state. She feels blessed to have met such a loving, caring group of women and men that share a mutual trust and friendship and who come together to make a real difference in Maryland in particular and in America as a whole.