Leadership Team

Marissa Chesser

Marissa Chesser was born and raised in Maryland and now resides with her husband and children in Harford County. After attending community college, Marissa obtained her Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education from Towson University. Having a vision for the future and a love of children, Marissa taught 4th grade at a private school, equipping students with a classical education. Once she started her own family, she chose to stay at home with her sons. Currently, she works from home while caring for and homeschooling her two preschool aged boys. During her second pregnancy, at 19 weeks gestation, Marissa gave birth to a beautiful little boy who passed quickly from her arms to the arms of Jesus. Although Marissa had been previously appalled by abortion, the murder of unborn babies, it was while holding her son’s tiny, perfect frame that she became especially passionate about saving lives just like his. Marissa desires to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.


Patrick McGrady – Chairman

Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady is a lifelong Aberdeen community resident. Patrick McGrady grew up in Aberdeen working with his family business renovating houses. From a young age, he learned the value of hard work and personal determination. Patrick grew up playing Aberdeen Parks and Rec T-Ball and participating in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He played Lacrosse, Wrestled, and ran Cross Country at Aberdeen High School.

McGrady’s grandparents, Goldie and Leonard, were entrepreneurs who built hundreds of homes in Aberdeen from the 1950s through the early 2000s.┬áPatrick McGrady attended Penn State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. After Penn State, McGrady attended Harford Community College to study Accounting while working full-time. Patrick McGrady is an entreprenuer — he is the Manager of Holly Circle Townhouses, LLC, MAPA, LLC, and Cranberry Run Construction Co, Inc. He lives in Aberdeen with his lovely wife Liz, son Independence (2) and daughter Remy (born 9/2015).