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LEONARDTOWN, Md. – January 15, 2020: On January 9, 2020, the Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Class of 2020 participated in the fifth of nine educational sessions for the 2019-20 LSM Executive Program – Healthcare. Sponsored by The Chesapeake-Potomac Healthcare Alliance, this one-day event began with a panel discussion on healthcare issues and challenges in Southern Maryland.  The panel included representatives from CalvertHealth System, University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.  The discussion was followed by a tour of University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center where class members got an opportunity to see the lab, emergency department, and the hospital’s new labor and delivery facility.

Following the tour, the class boarded a bus and headed to Sagepoint Senior Living Services for an up-close look at the memory care services they offer to seniors.  While at Sagepoint, the class was given the unique opportunity to participate in a dementia exercise that demonstrated the challenges faced by those coping with memory loss and sensory issues.

Walden’s Anchor facility in Charlotte Hall was next on the agenda.  The class received an overview of the facility and its addiction treatment programs by Chief Executive Director Laura Webb.  They also heard from a former program participant who shared her personal story and her path to recovery.

The healthcare session also included presentations from Health Partners, Inc’s Chrisie Mulcahey LSM’18 on medical resources for the underserved and an overview of services offered by Maryland Coalition of Families from Amy Young, a family peer support specialist.  Tours of Health Partners and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office HOPE (Heroin Overdose Prevention Effort) trailer rounded out the day.

Leadership Southern Maryland’s Executive Program is a nine-month tuition-based program that educates and inspires a diverse group of mid- to upper level executive 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. Applications for the Class of 2021 are being accepted through April 1, 2020.

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.

LEONARDTOWN, MD – August 22, 2019: The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of 35 Southern Maryland leaders for its 12th class – the Class of 2020.

From Calvert County –

Donna M. Arnstein, director, Center for Family Birth Care for CalvertHealth Medical Center
Dina, M. Davis, deputy director for Calvert County Department of Human Resources
Kathleen L. MacAdams, business retention specialist for Calvert County Department of Economic Development
Judy J. Mackall, zoning planner for Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning
Sandra V. Wobbleton, transportation division chief for Calvert County Department of Community Resources
Melanie D. Woodson, deputy director for Calvert County Department of Human Resources

From Charles County –

Robert M. Branham, recreation division chief for Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation
Evalyne Bryant-Ward, director of operations for University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Group
Tara S. Landis, chief learning officer for Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technical Division
Avis D. McMillon, executive director, marketing and communications for College of Southern Maryland
Lucinia F. Mundy, business development specialist for Charles County Department of Economic Development
Lori A. Proctor, director of healthcare for College of Southern Maryland
Trenace N. Richardson, CEO of REAL Women, Inc.
Richard J. Steinmetz, partner at Baldwin, Briscoe, & Steinmetz, P.C.
Jason M. Stoddard, director of school safety and security for Charles County Public Schools
Cynthia V. Vallancourt, senior proposal manager for Sabre Systems, Inc.
Janet L. Virgin, public affairs officer specialist for Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technical Division
Karrie M. Wood, executive vice president, director of retail banking for Community Bank of the Chesapeake

 From St. Mary’s County –

Jerrilyn Borneman, director of development for St. Mary’s Ryken
John J. Brabazon, executive officer of Naval Air Station, Patuxent River
Thomas A. Brewer, manager, environmental health, science and sustainability programs for St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Jason R. Burroughs, vice president at AV3,Inc.
James “Rusty” Cooper, director, information solutions operating unit for KBR
Anna N. Cotton, small business owner of Maralit Customs and Repairs & Spirits and Splinters
Megan E. de Vos, defense recruiting manager for Smartronix
Kristen D. Kennedy, APMSE analyst, PMA-261 for Precise Systems, Inc.
James “Jay” Mattingly, IV, training and quality assurance coordinator for St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services
Summer L. Raley, vice president at Zenetex, LLC
Erin M. Ramos, management analyst and technical writer for RTR Technologies, LLC
Ellen P. Servetnick, educational outreach office team lead for NAWCAD
Amber B. Starn, epidemiologist and director of health promotions for Charles County Department of Health
Regina L. Steele, director of perioperative services for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
David C. Vollmer, president of Reliable Marine
Michael R. Wick, provost and dean of faculty for St. Mary’s College of Maryland

From Virginia; however, works in St. Mary’s County –

Phil A. Fickes, manager, global military business development – Lexington Park office for Bell Helicopter

Following a two-day opening retreat in September, these class members will attend eight one- or two-day intense sessions focusing on economic and workforce development, defense, education, healthcare, public safety, housing and human services, multiculturalism, and energy and environment. These sessions will conclude with a closing retreat and graduation in May. More than 50 experts from across the region and state representing business, government, education, and the nonprofit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.

Founded in 2008, LSM has successfully graduated over 350 regional leaders. LSM 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 organization.

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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 by the Internal Revenue Service (EIN#26-2989381). Contributions are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law.

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

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