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The Honorable Charlotte Kerbin Cathell was first sworn into office as the Register of Wills for Worcester County on December 3, 1998. Charlotte is a lifelong resident of Worcester County. She is married to Judge Dale R. Cathell (Retired from the MD Court of Appeals) and they have two sons and two grandchildren. Dale and Charlotte have resided in Ocean Pines for almost thirty-five years and she is the first countywide-elected official from Ocean Pines.

Present and Past Work and Civic Activities:

  • President of the Maryland Register of Wills Association from September 2004 to September 2007. Previously served as Secretary and Treasurer of the organization and currently serves on the Executive Committee.
  • Served ten years as President (and a founder) of Worcester County G.O.L.D. (Giving Other Lives Dignity), a 501 c3 charity for the benefit of families in crisis, vulnerable adults and foster-care children, and remains on the Board of Directors.
  • Member of Worcester County Commission for Women, Ocean Pines/Ocean City Kiwanis Club, Friends of the Worcester County Library, DelMarVa Irish/American Club and Board of Directors for Taylor Bank.
  • Previous work experience includes: Regional Administrator for Program Open Space/MD Department of Natural Resources; Easement Acquisition Coordinator for the Ocean City Beach Replenishment Project/MD DNR; Realtor selling residential and commercial real estate and home construction; served as a Deputy Clerk for the Worcester County Clerk of the Circuit Court.