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

LSM Class year: 2017
Hometown: Johnstown, Pa.
Title/Company: Deputy Director & Zoning Officer for Planning & Zoning, Calvert County

“Having just completed the Leadership Southern Maryland Executive Program, I was thrilled to be asked to join the board of directors for LSM.  I have never been involved in such a well-organized, thought provoking and truly life-changing program.  I am anxious to continue my involvement as a board member to provide the future classes an opportunity to learn, grow and better appreciate the diversity of life in Southern Maryland.”

LSM Class year: 2009
Hometown: La Plata, Md.
Title/Company: Executive Director, Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation, Inc.

“LSM is a valuable resource to me because it forges relationships and connects leaders and those who have a passion for collaboration and a desire to make something better. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals inspires teamwork, infuses energy into projects and sparks others to join you along the journey.”

LSM Class year: 2016
Hometown: Hagerstown, Md.
Title/Company: Director of the Calvert Library

“I believe deeply in the power of this Leadership Program to engage graduates in the challenges and opportunities of identifying, celebrating and improving the quality of life in our SoMD communities.”

LSM Class year: 2016
Hometown: New York City
Title/Company: Public Information Officer, St. Mary’s County Government

“Leadership Southern Maryland is a great resource in the Southern Maryland community because of the relationships you form during your journey … relationships that, perhaps, you never would have otherwise imagined. These ongoing relationships help you become a better and more engaged leader in the community.”

Member’s Name: Agnes M. Miller
LSM Class Year: 2015
Hometown: La Plata
County:  Charles
Title/Company: PSI Pax, Inc.

Describe what your company does:  PSI Pax, Inc. (“PSI Pax”), established in 2006, is an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) that provides systems modernization and integration, program and financial management, data analytics and business intelligence, and cyber security to customers including NAVAIR, NAVSEA, SSP, intelligence agencies, SSA, and the State of Maryland. PSI Pax has been an integral player in systems modernization and integration throughout the Department of Navy (DoN) Navy and Department of Defense (DoD). We have supported the Navy since our inception. PSI Pax is committed to the success of our employees and we partner with our customers to deliver innovative and value-added solutions. “PSI Pax”- People, Service and Integrity fully describes the culture and values of the company.

Describe what you do in your role at the company:  I am a program manager with over 20 years of experience leading information technology projects across several government agencies. I’m successful in building credibility, establishing rapport, and maintaining open communication with stakeholders at all levels. I ensure customer expectations are satisfied by providing excellent customer service.

Favorite way to spend your free time/recharge:  In my free time, I enjoy working my Mary Kay business. It gives me the opportunity to meet women from all areas of life and backgrounds. But most of all it allows me an opportunity to enrich other women’s lives. I always enjoy cooking for friends and family. I call it feeding the soul.

Class of:  2009
Hometown: Lexington Park
County: St. Mary’s
Title/Company: Vice President for Quality, Regulatory and Risk, Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States Region

Describe what your company does: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals is America’s largest not-for-profit health maintenance organization. Care to Kaiser Permanente Health Plan members is provided primarily through Kaiser Permanente owned and operated hospitals, medical clinics and physicians who are partners or employees of the Permanente medical groups. In the Mid-Atlantic Region, care is also provided through contracted networks of community hospitals, physicians and other providers. Kaiser Permanente is nationally and internationally recognized for providing innovative, high quality, coordinated and evidence based care.

Describe what you do in your role at the company:  In this position, I am responsible to provide strategic leadership for Kaiser Permanente to compete as the quality leader in health care. In behalf of the Health Plan, I have overall responsibility for ensuring the quality of care, treatment and services provided to members and patients. Quality includes clinical quality, outcomes and accreditation and also clinical risk management, peer review and credentialing. This position is responsible to leverage best practices across the region and in addition, oversees nursing practice across the Mid-Atlantic States along with regional education programs.

Describe your community involvement: A long time St. Mary’s County resident, I am a board member of the Community Development Corporation and the St. Mary’s County Social Services Board. I am a Democratic Central Committee member, elected in 2105 and a member of the Beth Israel Congregation. While at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, I was responsible for the Greater Lexington Park Health Enterprise Zone, which I believe is one of our finest accomplishments.

Favorite LSM memory: In the inaugural class, we were told that we would develop relationships that would last for all time. Initially, this seemed “far-fetched” to me. All of these years later however, I found that my colleagues in the first LSM class are absolutely friends forever. No matter where or when, if a class mate contacts me or vice versa, the response is immediate, warm and supportive. Though we’ve all gone different ways, the bond is unshakable and that is one of the many wonderful parts of the LSM experience.

P.S. I loved shooting a paintball gun behind the Sheriff’s department on law enforcement day too!

Favorite way to spend your free time/recharge: In my free time, I love the gym, am a daily runner, love travel, reading, Broadway shows and shopping!! I love spending time with my husband, children and our extended family.

Name a leader that inspires you: Many leaders inspire me and Karen Holcomb is at the top of the list. She is able to leap tall buildings and make it look easy. She is thoughtful, an excellent listener, outcomes oriented and turns goals into reality no matter what the obstacles may be.

LSM Class year: 2009
Hometown: Huntingtown
Title/Company: Deputy Secretary of Administration & Operations/Maryland’s Department of Transportation (MDOT)

“LSM is an outstanding program to learn about the region, the issues that most impact our friends, co-workers, and families, and an outstanding opportunity for you to learn about those issues to make a difference.”