Celebrating 10 years of excellence connecting, collaborating,
and creating change in our community.

Chrisie Mulcahey is a lot of things to a lot of people – executive director of Health Partners, Inc., graduate of the Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Class of 2018 and advocate for the 2019 healthcare session, “grammy” to her grandchildren.  Mulcahey puts her heart and soul into each and every role and has a long list of accomplishments to show for it. 

Health Partners, Inc. provides primary health care and dental services for the under-insured and uninsured residents of Southern Maryland.  The organization has two locations in Charles County.  As executive director, Mulcahey supervises the day-to-day operations of both sites’ medical and dental clinics, grant program management, and program implementation of the clinic budget as approved by the board of directors.  Under her direction, Health Partners has made major strides including the transition from a “free clinic” to a “charitable clinic” in 2014, implementing a sliding fee scale and becoming credentialed with Medicaid and Medicare insurance.  Over the last several years, Health Partners has also expanded its staff from four to 15 employees and implemented medical and dental electronic health records.  In addition, Mulcahey oversaw the opening of the Nanjemoy location for primary health care in 2017, adding a dental suite at that clinic just last year.

All this has kept Mulcahey busy, to say the least, but she’s never forgotten the driving force behind her efforts: people.  “A large part of my job is establishing and maintaining positive relationships with government officials, patients, other health care providers, physicians, and the community at large,” she explained.  “I provide leadership, support and guidance to employees and volunteers.”  Mulcahey also serves as a member of several health-focused organizations to help further the reach of quality healthcare in the region.  These include Partnerships for a Healthier Charles County, Charles County Homeless and Emergency Shelter Committee, and Maryland Dental Action Coalition’s Policy Committee.

Despite so many demands on her time, Mulcahey went in search of a deeper connection with her community.  She found it through LSM.  “The LSM opportunity was just what I needed,” she said.  “The opportunity to learn more about my community, interact with other community leaders, and learn about industries outside of healthcare was amazing.  I left the program feeling inspired and empowered and made some great new friends.”

When Mulcahey completed LSM’s Executive Program, she wanted to maintain her connection with the organization.  She is a lead advocate for this year’s healthcare session, helping to plan the experience for the Class of 2019.  She’s also a member of the LSM Development Committee. 

In her spare time, you’ll find Mulcahey spending time with her grandchildren or heading to the beach to recharge.  “Nothing like warm sand, ocean breeze, and the sound of waves to clear your mind and soul,” Mulcahey said.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – December 14, 2018: On December 6, 2018, the Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Class of 2019 participated in the fourth of nine educational sessions for the 2018-19 LSM Executive Program. This session’s topic was education in the region with a focus on career and technology curriculums.  The class began the day at Calvert Career & Technology Academy (CTA) where they were given an overview of the academy’s structure and goals by CTA Principal Mark Wilding.  Wilding also provided information about career and technology educational opportunities throughout the Calvert County public school system.  Class members were able to tour the CTA facility and watch students in action in a variety of courses including graphic arts, welding, HVAC, cyber security, and cosmetology.  LSM participants also sampled the results of the CTA culinary students’ efforts, enjoying from-scratch pastries for breakfast and a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, the class was welcomed to the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Hughesville Regional Campus by Dr. Maureen Murphy, CSM president.  They toured the state-of-the-art building devoted to trades education and learned about the college’s course offerings aimed at serving students at a variety of steps along their career paths.  Class members rounded out the day with a panel of experts discussing applied learning and workforce development.  They also participated in a brief group activity allowing them to apply what they’d learned throughout the day to enhance career and technology education in their communities.

Leadership Southern Maryland is a nine-month tuition-based program that educates and inspires a diverse group of current and emerging leaders creating opportunities for collaborations and partnerships impacting the community needs of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties ensuring a cross-section of the region including diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender.

For more information, please contact Denise Foster, executive director, Leadership Southern Maryland, 301-862-7663, via email denise@leadershipsomd.org or visit www.leadershipsomd.org.


Leadership Southern Maryland is an independent, educational leadership development organization designed to broaden the knowledge base of mid- to senior-level public and private sector executives about the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the region. Leadership Southern Maryland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Check out photos from LSM’s 10th Anniversary Celebration HERE

The power of the past 10 years has given Southern Maryland more than 325 leaders, all striving to make a positive impact in our region. Together, we have successfully collaborated on projects, created a strong network, and expanded our knowledge base.  But, what’s next? Where do we go from here? As we look ahead to the next 10 years, we can do even more. LSM is exploring opportunities for additional programming, partnerships, and new technology; but we need your support. Over the next three years, we plan to host over 20 nonprofit projects and grow our Teen Leadership Academy to 75 graduates or more. Imagine what we could accomplish if we had 10 new donors, or if everyone made a recurring monthly gift of $10 or more. Please consider supporting LSM’s Heritage Fund year round.  To find out more or make your pledge today, click HERE

Leadership Southern Maryland Class of 2019

The Class of 2019 kicked off this year’s Executive Program on September 10th and 11th at Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa.  This marked the begining of their nine-month educational journey which will include the exploration of topics like defense and industry, healthcare, and housing and human services in the tri-county region.  The class is also working on a variety of projects to serve area nonprofits through the Leaedership Southern Maryland Connections program.  The Executive Program will conclude with Graduation L.S.M. on Thursday, May 2, 2019.