Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers Elects New Board Members

Hugh Adkins and Andrew Walsworth have joined the board of directors of Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers. In announcing their election, president of the board Alexis (Lex) Kramer commented, “ I am delighted to welcome these two talented individuals to our board and look forward to having them on our team. They each bring expertise and experience that will be invaluable to our work this year.”

Hugh Adkins (right) and Andrew Walsworth have joined the board of directors of Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers.

Hugh Adkins grew up in Talbot County and, after attending college and law school, returned to Easton to join the law firm of Henry, Hairston and Price. In 1984 he was appointed to the District Court of Maryland, serving until his retirement in 2017. He is a past board member of Mid-Shore Pro Bono and currently serves on its auxiliary board. Hugh’s mother, the late Janice Adkins, was one of the founders of Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers, originally known as Easton Day Care.

Andrew Walsworth is a Talbot County native who graduated from St. Michaels High School. After earning his B.A. in accounting at James Madison University, he became a CPA with CBIZMHM, LLC in Easton. Andrew is currently the treasurer of the Easton Rotary Club. He and his wife Courtney live in Easton.

Retiring from the board this year are Jody Baker, Gwen Beegle, Lynn Freeburger-Partridge and Peggy Rennels, who served as president of the board for two of her six-year term.

Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers is a local non-profit organization that provides quality, educational childcare in a nurturing, safe and enriching environment. CACC teachers engage and inspire children in year-round educationally based preschool, pre-K to 5th grade before-and after-school and summer camp programs. CACC is able to offer tuition assistance to many families because of the generosity and financial support of individuals, businesses and foundations in Talbot County.

To learn more about CACC or enroll your child in a program, call 410 822-8061 or visit

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