LSM E-News | January 2023
The Board of Directors and staff extend heartfelt thanks to all who gave so generously to LSM during our 2022 Giving Season. Your unending support helps us continue delivering on our mission to inspire and inform game-changing leaders like you to address community needs in Southern Maryland.
We are truly grateful for you!
LSM Board Welcomes Taylor and Palmieri
In its December meeting, the LSM Board of Directors appointed Christina Taylor, LEAP ‘22 and Daniel Palmieri, LEAP ‘22 as new board members.
Taylor is a project manager for the health resilience tract at Chickasaw Nations Industries (CNI), a federally chartered corporation. She works with clients to execute projects and serves as a cross functional liaison, pledging to positively represent multiple entities simultaneously. Previously, Taylor has worked in the nonprofit sector and in sales, marketing, communications, and higher education technology and serves as a core team lead volunteer with Black Girls Code, a not-for-profit organization focusing on providing technology education for African American girls and students. She chairs the LSM LEAP Committee and is a member of the Recruitment Committee.
Palmieri is a senior program analyst/training specialist III for the SYSCOM Security Cooperation Office (SSCO) at Naval Systems, Inc., where he manages hybrid meeting facilitation and developmental training for the US Navy International Programs workforce. He also ensures all Navy government personnel and contractors receive proper training to support and qualify for their positions and provides certification pathways for employees looking to advance and promote. Palmieri has over 13 years of professional experience in financial and technical analysis, new business development, contract management, and training. He chairs the Development Committee.
Christina and Dan, thanks for all you do for LSM and Southern Maryland!
LSM Examines Southern Maryland Healthcare
Senior executives Campbell Hawkins (SMECO), Steven Girard (Tekla Research), and Michael Meisel (MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital) see the world through the eyes of seniors suffering memory loss and sensory impairment during a dementia exercise by SagePoint Senior Living Services.
The Executive Program Class of 2023 convened at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital and Pyramid California Residential and Outpatient Treatment Center on Jan. 5 for a day-long examination of the current state of healthcare in Southern Maryland.
Participants sat down with the CEOs, chief financial officers, and other senior leaders of MedStar St. Mary’s, CalvertHealth System, and University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, and with the county health officers and other key public health staff to discuss current challenges and opportunities of our healthcare system. They learned how workforce and financial sustainability challenges are met in part through collaboration with Southern Maryland’s educational institutions and other community partners.
The LSM group received a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s cutting-edge capabilities in robotic surgery and interventional radiology.
“Hearing about the surgery capabilities and robotics availability in the local area was amazing!” said Ryan Morning, Director of Business Development at StraCon Services Group. “I had no idea we were using that technology at MedStar St. Mary’s.”
The group placed special focus on mental and behavioral health in Southern Maryland. A dementia exercise by Sagepoint Senior Living Services put participants into the shoes of people living with memory loss and sensory impairment.
“The dementia exercise was eye-opening,” said Tekla Research Vice President of Pax River Operations Steven Girard. “Getting an understanding of what dementia patients are going through and seeing how they 'see' the world was very helpful.”
Pyramid California Residential and Outpatient Treatment Center, the Maryland Coalition of Families, and the St. Mary’s County Health Department Harm Reduction Program introduced participants to innovative and supportive programming available to residents suffering from mental illness and addiction. A walk through the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Heroin Overdose Prevention Effort (HOPE) Trailer brought home the message that addiction and mental illness can touch any family.
Dr. Johnnie Taylor, Jr., Neany, Inc. Managing Director of Contracts remarked, “I am so impressed by the obvious collaboration between agencies and respect for what each agency contributes to resolving the healthcare challenges in our tri-county area.”
Special thanks to John Greely LSM ’21, Vice President of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for serving as Session Advocate; to Dean Teague LSM ’14 and Lori Werrell LSM ’13 for serving as panelists; to Amber Starn LSM ’20, Erin Farley LSM ’21, and Kara Harrer, LSM ’21 for moderating sessions; and to featured Gold Sponsor, the Chesapeake-Potomac Healthcare Alliance.
What: Leadership Southern Maryland Book Club
When: Wednesday, February 1st, 7:00PM
Where: Zoom (Contact Sybol Anderson for access)
We will be discussing Juliet’s School of Possibilities by Laura Vanderkam
Contact Jenny.Plummer-Welker@calvertcountymd.gov | 410-535-1600 ext. 2333.
Looking for ways to stay connected with members of your class, or to meet other LSM graduates? Join a committee!
The Alumni Committee keeps LSM graduates connected by facilitating continued networking and collaboration opportunities for all of the "best classes ever."
The committee meets monthly for one hour from May through September (5 meetings) to plan the summer LSM Alumni Association (LSMAA) recruitment campaign and October Homecoming. A steering committee continues to meet bi-monthly for one hour from November to March (3 meetings).
The Development Committee seeks and secures resources for LSM.
We urgently seek a Gold Tournament Chair to steer the planning and execution of this year's June tournament.
To learn more, email Sybol Anderson, or click the button below to sign right up! Thank You!
Thursday, February 2: Executive Program Housing & Human Services Session
Thursday, February 2: LSM Executive Session After-Hours Social. Antoinette's Garden, 22695 Washington St, Leonardtown, MD 20650. 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Thursday, March 2: Executive Program Multiculturalism & Diversity Session
Upcoming LSMAA Member Events
25th Annual Southern Maryland Reception
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland announces their 25th Annual Southern Maryland Reception. This event is a cooperative effort with the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Chambers of Commerce, the Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce, the members of the Southern Maryland Economic Development Association, the Southern Maryland Delegation and the constituents of Southern Maryland.
When: March 2, 2023
Where: Graduate Annapolis,126 West Street, Annapolis MD
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This is our opportunity to showcase the Southern Maryland Region to the rest of the State and meet with elected officials, Cabinet Secretaries and agency heads from throughout the State of Maryland. Please join us as we celebrate with networking, fellowship, food, and music.
How to participate details can be found HERE!
Now accepting online registration and payment!
Please go to Southern Maryland Reception 2023 Registration to complete the online registration and pay with credit card OR Make your check payable to the Tri-County Council for Southern MD and mail to:
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
P.O. Box 745
Hughesville, MD 20637
In order to guarantee sponsorship recognition, registration must be received by February 2, 2023
For additional information on reservations or sponsorship contact: Amber Fabricante 301-274-1922 *310 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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