Biographies

Robert A. Chrencik, MBA, CPA
President and Chief Executive Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Robert Chrencik has been the president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System since 2008. Prior to becoming CEO, he was the long-time financial leader of the Medical System since its creation in 1984. Chrencik became its CFO in 1987 and executive vice president and chief financial officer in 1999. Prior to joining the Medical System, Chrencik was a senior manager in the healthcare consulting practice at KPMG and a Supervisor in the accounting and audit practice at PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

Chrencik earned a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from Bucknell University and a Master's of Business Administration degree from Loyola University in Maryland. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Chrencik is an ex-officio member of the Medical System's Board of Directors and serves on the Board of each UMMS hospital. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Maryland Hospital Association and Chairman of the Association's Operations Committee. Chrencik is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Center Club, and is a past president of the Maryland Chapter of the Health Care Financial Management Association.

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Henry J. Franey, MBA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Henry J. Franey, a financial management expert with more than 30 years of experience in the health care sector, is executive vice president and chief financial officer for the University of Maryland Medical System. Franey is responsible for all of the Medical System's financial services, including strategic financial and capital planning, investment and debt management, rate setting and reimbursement, and financial reporting.

Since 1992, Franey has been senior vice president and chief financial officer for the University of Maryland Medical Center, the academic medical center in downtown Baltimore, comprised of University Hospital, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland Hospital for Children, the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center, and other services.

Prior to joining the University of Maryland Medical Center, Franey was a healthcare consulting partner in the Baltimore Office of the international accounting firm of KPMG. A certified public accountant, Franey earned a B.S. degree in business administration from Towson University, and an MBA in finance from Loyola College in Maryland. He has served on the National Advisory Council of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a past President of the Maryland Chapter.

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Megan M. Arthur
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
University of Maryland Medical System

Megan Arthur is responsible for overseeing all legal affairs throughout the System. She manages the System's internal legal staff and supervises the System's use of external legal resources. Her major responsibilities include integrating legal services across the Medical System, negotiating and drafting a wide range of transactional agreements and documents, advising the Board of Directors and Corporate staff on legal matters related to strategic plans, and managing outside litigation and specialty counsel.

A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, Arthur was previously executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate compliance officer for Magellan Health Services. She was also associate general counsel at CareFirst, Inc, and an associate at Venable, Baetjer & Howard.

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John W. Ashworth III
Senior Vice President, Network Development
University of Maryland Medical System
Associate Dean
University of Maryland School of Medicine

John Ashworth was promoted to senior vice president for network development for the University of Maryland Medical System and associate dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in June 2004. Ashworth is responsible for developing the Medical System's statewide network, directing acquisition strategies, and working to strengthen partnerships with hospitals and physician groups throughout Maryland. Additionally, he will continue to serve as the Medical System's principal liaison to the Shock Trauma Center and other hospital emergency services, as well as to community-based health advocacy and support groups relating to trauma and emergency care.

Prior to becoming senior vice president for network development, Ashworth served as CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center, and before that as its chief operating officer. He had previously been director of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and had also served as senior vice president for strategic planning and program development.

Ashworth has held numerous national leadership posts, including chairman of the Hospital Council of the American Trauma Society and president of the American Trauma Society. He received a BA degree from the University of Virginia and an MHA degree from George Washington University. He is on the faculty in the Department of Emergency Health Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Stephen T. Bartlett, MD
Senior Vice President, System Program Integration and System Surgeon-in-Chief
University of Maryland Medical System

Stephen T. Bartlett, MD is the Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor of Surgery and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the senior vice president and surgeon-in-chief for the University of Maryland Medical System. He is responsible for the oversight and development of the surgical teams at each hospital within the medical system and leads one of the country’s most highly NIH-funded departments of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He is the past president and current chairman of the Islet Transplant Association (IPITA). A transplant and vascular surgeon by training, Dr. Bartlett built the University of Maryland Medical Center’s kidney and pancreas transplant program into one of the largest and most successful programs in the United States. He led a 10-year basic science research effort, which resulted in the most extensive full face transplant completed in the world to date. The operation, formally called a vascularized composite allograft (VCA) occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Bartlett continues to spearhead basic science research to improve the outcomes of patients with VCAs and continues to receive funding from the Department of Defense to support these efforts.

His leadership efforts have attracted top talent from the best of American medicine and laboratories around the globe, solidifying the University of Maryland as a destination for world-class surgical innovation and research.

Dr. Bartlett received his B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed residency training in general surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Northwestern University.

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Alison G. Brown, BSN, MPH
Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Alison Brown is a senior vice president and is chief strategy officer for the University of Maryland Medical System. She leads development of clinical programs at UMMC and the integration of clinical service lines among the Medical Center, the UM School of Medicine clinical faculty and community providers across the state, including the acute and specialty care hospitals within the University of Maryland Medical System. Brown leads the Medical System's integrated marketing program and the System's strategic planning functions. She also oversees the System's clinical affiliate networks for cancer, diabetes and rehabilitation. At UMMC she also leads the consumer & physician marketing programs, the ExpressCare physician referral inter-hospital critical care transport service, the Post Acute Referral Service, the Office of Telehealth, and payer contracting.

Prior to joining the University of Maryland Medical System in 1992, Brown was a senior manager in KPMG's national management consulting health care strategy practice. Brown earned a B.S. degree in nursing from the University of Vermont and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins. She holds a faculty appointment at the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management and was elected to membership in the Hopkins Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society in 2003.

She served on the board of directors for the United Way of Central Maryland and chaired the University HealthSystem Consortium's Council for Managed Care and Business Development. She was twice named one of "Maryland's Top 100 Women" by the The Daily Record. In 2013 she was elected to membership in Network 2000, a Maryland organization fostering women in corporate leadership.

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Jon P. Burns
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Jon Burns is senior vice president and chief information officer for the University of Maryland Medical System. He is responsible for all information technology services and strategies across the twelve hospital system. Additionally, he is responsible for supply chain strategies, integration, and operations for the Medical System. Burns, who has 31 years experience in the health care industry in the not-for-profit provider sector, has primary interest in the integration of information technology with clinical and business operations to improve outcomes, operational effectiveness, and business efficiency.

Prior to joining UMMS in May of 2006, Burns was Senior Executive of Information Technology for the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Burns was also responsible for technology services to the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and a number of emerging technologies initiatives across the Cleveland Clinic Health System. He served as the Chief Technology Officer of eCleveland Clinic, an Internet-based care delivery model.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 1997, he had served in a number of senior level administrative, financial and operational positions at Forum Health, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. While at UNC, he was appointed as Faculty Associate at UNC's School of Public Health-Department of Health Policy and Administration.

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Mary Lynn Carver
Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
University of Maryland Medical System

Mary Lynn Carver is the senior vice president of Communications and Public Affairs for the University of Maryland Medical System. In this role, she serves as senior communications counselor to the CEO of the Medical System on internal and external communication issues, crisis management, and reputation strategy.

As part of her responsibilities at the University of Maryland Medical System, Carver manages corporate communications strategy and execution, including print and electronic publications, Internet/Intranet site design and development, media relations and graphic design.

Before accepting a position with the Medical System in September 2010, Carver served as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications and Public Relations for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, including all scientific research communications. Prior to that, Carver worked for over 11 years at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, one of the world's largest drug companies, serving as a senior communications executive in their North American headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware and at the company's world headquarters in London, England.

Carver received her BA in Communications and Sociology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She began her career in the field of business communications and strategy consulting. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and has been recognized as an accredited business communicator (ABC) by the International Association of Business Communicators.

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Janice J. Eisele
Senior Vice President, Development
University of Maryland Medical System Foundation

Janice Eisele is the senior vice president for development at the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation (UMMSF). She is responsible for strategic leadership and operational oversight of the Foundation, which generates private financial contributions for the University of Maryland Medical Center including the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute and the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus.

Eisele joined UMMSF from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she was assistant vice chancellor for medical development beginning in 2004 and was responsible for the institution's "grateful patient" giving program. From 2001-2004, she served as director of development for UCSFÂ’s Department of Medicine. Prior to moving to San Francisco, she held development roles locally at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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Walter H. Ettinger, MD, MBA
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Walter H. Ettinger, MD, MBA, is senior vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) for the University of Maryland Medical System. In this role, Dr. Ettinger serves as a member of the System's senior leadership team with administrative responsibility for monitoring and ensuring the safety and quality of patient care within the System hospitals.

Dr. Ettinger works with a team of hospital CMOs to provide leadership and direction for improving clinical outcomes, patient safety, and medical resource utilization. He also staffs the University of Maryland Medical Systems' Board Patient Quality and Safety Committee.

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Donna L. Jacobs
Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs
University of Maryland Medical System

Donna Jacobs's areas of emphasis at the University of Maryland Medical System include Medicaid and other reimbursement issues, and she's also working on developing corporate strategies related to women's and children's health programs and mental health services.

Prior to joining the Medical System, Jacobs was Deputy Chief of Staff to Maryland Governor Parris Glendening. Jacobs has advised the Governor on important health care policy issues, including the Cancer and Tobacco Control initiatives and the Maryland Children's Health Program.

A graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and the Georgetown University Law Center, Jacobs has practiced law for two firms: Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore and Weinberg and Green, LLC. Her legal practice focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance-related matters.

Jacobs has held leadership roles with civic, community and professional organizations, including President of the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, Commissioner on the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission, Chair of the advisory board of the Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center and a member of the board of the House of Ruth.

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Mark Kelemen, MD, M.Sc., MBA
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Mark Kelemen joined the system in 2007 to facilitate the successful adoption of leading edge clinical information technology, including the system-wide Portfolio electronic medical record project. He will work closely with Jon Burns, UMMS Chief Information Officer, in the development and implementation of the Portfolio project. Dr. Kelemen brings to this new role an established ability to work effectively on complex technology projects with diverse physician groups. He most recently served as the director of Clinical Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and continues to pracrtice consultative cardiology.

Dr. Kelemen grew up in Columbia, Maryland, and attended Brown University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Duke University and in cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also has an M.Sc. degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and an MBA in Medical Services Management, also from Johns Hopkins. He served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for seven years before joining the University of Maryland in 2002.

He has written more than 30 scientific articles, has served on state commissions on cardiovascular care and has helped develop national guidelines for in-hospital management of hyperglycemia. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

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David P. Swift
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

David P. Swift is the senior vice president and chief human resources officer for the University of Maryland Medical System. Swift is responsible for all of the system's human resources functions, including employee and labor relations, recruitment, health and welfare benefits, compensation, retirement plans, and organizational development.

From October 2007 until assuming his current role, Swift was the Vice President for Human Resources for the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus and in 2012 he assumed the additional role as the vice president of human resources for the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute.

Prior to joining the University of Maryland Medical System, Swift served as the vice president of human resources for Forum Health in Youngstown, Ohio. Swift earned his B.S. degree in business management from the University of Maryland University Campus and his M.S. in Healthcare Administration from Capella University. He is also a 21-year veteran of the United States Air Force.

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Mark L. Wasserman
Senior Vice President, External Affairs
University of Maryland Medical System

Mark Wasserman has served in his current position since 1997. Prior to joining the University of Maryland Medical System, Wasserman was assistant to the vice president for business development for AMTRAK and vice president for First Fidelity Bank, where he was responsible for business development, government and public affairs. From 1991 to 1995, he served as Maryland's Secretary of Economic and Employment Development and prior to that served as Chief of Staff to the Governor of Maryland. In 1986, Wasserman managed a successful gubernatorial campaign for William Donald Schaefer.

From 1976 to 1985, Wasserman served on the physical development staff for the Mayor of Baltimore. Wasserman earned a B.A. degree from the George Washington University and a master's degree in Community Planning from the University of Maryland. Wasserman is currently a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The Babe Ruth Museum, and Medical Mutual.

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Jerry Wollman
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Jerry Wollman is a senior vice president and Chief Administrative Officer for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). He is responsible for leading and facilitating key strategic and operational issues for the Office of the CEO of UMMS. Most recently, Wollman served as business director at the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Previously, Wollman worked at UMMS as assistant vice president for executive affairs and later as vice president for corporate operations. He also served as the senior administrator for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Wollman earned his nursing degree in 1986 from the University of Maryland and was an RN on the burn unit at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. from 1986 to 1989. He moved to the Washington Hospital Center in 1989, where he was a cardiovascular nurse until 1995. In 1996, he earned his Masters of Health Science degree in Health Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Christine Bachrach
Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
University of Maryland Medical System

Christine Bachrach is the Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President for the University of Maryland Medical System. She is responsible for oversight of compliance across the system, including the development and implementation of new measures to improve the effectiveness of each hospital's regulatory compliance program.

Previously, Bachrach was Chief Compliance Officer for HealthSouth, where she established an enterprise methodology for regulatory compliance risk assessments, including integrating efforts from Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Prior to joining HealthSouth, she was a principal at Navigant Consulting. Before that, Bachrach worked at Arthur Andersen.

She has an undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in industrial engineering and decision support and, through a Graduate Fellowship, a master's degree in engineering and operations research from the University of California at Berkeley. Bachrach has been recognized as Certified in Healthcare Compliance Fellowship (CHC-F) by the Health Care Compliance Association.

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Jeffrey M. Stavely
Vice President and Chief Audit Executive
University of Maryland Medical System

Jeffrey Stavely is the chief audit executive of the Corporate Internal Audit Group for the University of Maryland Medical System. The internal audit group works with senior management and the Board of Directors Audit Committee to assess key operating risks and ensure that the medical system has a strong internal control structure.

Stavely joined the University of Maryland Medical System in 2005 as the manager of the Business Process Improvement Project, which focused on improving business practices and strengthening internal controls. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Towson University, and is a certified public accountant, a certified internal auditor and a certified information systems auditor. His past experience includes providing audit and accounting services at several local and national accounting firms, such as SC&H Consulting, where he was an audit manager, and KAWG&F, Deloitte & Touche and Smith & Downey.

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Jeffrey A. Rivest, MS, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
University of Maryland Medical Center
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

Jeffrey Rivest is the president and chief executive officer of University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus. He leads a staff of more than 9,000 employees across both campuses, which together are licensed for nearly 1,000 beds and produce more than $1 billion in net revenue.

An executive who has played a key role in the growth and success of several top academic medical centers over the past 30 years, Rivest came to UMMC in 2004 as president and CEO of the flagship academic medical center of the University of Maryland Medical System. His responsibilities grew in 2013 to include a community hospital when the former Maryland General Hospital became a fully affiliated second campus of UMMC and was renamed UMMC Midtown Campus. He leads an effort to coordinate care across both campuses to maximize the quality of care and enhance the patient experience in the most cost-effective way.

Under his leadership, the Medical Center has won numerous quality and safety awards, including the coveted nationwide designation as one of two Top Hospitals of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group in 2011, as well as Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and selection as a National Cancer Institute- designated cancer center.  His support of sustainable practices has earned UMMC awards from Practice Greenhealth and Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment and recognition from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

In May, 2012, Becker’s Hospital Review named UMMC one of “100 Great Hospitals to Know” and Rivest as one of “100 Leaders of Great Hospitals.” Also in 2012, The Daily Record selected him as one of “Maryland's Most Admired CEOs” in the category for nonprofits with more than $10 million in annual revenue.

Before coming to UMMC, Rivest had been the executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also has held administrative leadership positions at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Georgetown University Medical Center.

A native Marylander, Mr. Rivest received his Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his Master of Science degree in Financial Management and Healthcare Administration from George Washington University. He is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association. He holds professional certifications from Harvard University, the University of North Carolina and University of Michigan School of Business.

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Karen E. Olscamp
President and Chief Executive Officer
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Karen Olscamp, who has served as Baltimore Washington Medical Center's interim president and chief executive officer since August of 2008, was promoted to president and CEO in March of 2009. She previously served as senior vice-president and chief operating officer from 1997 to 2008.

Olscamp received her bachelor's degree in 1981 from the University of Rochester, and her master of health services administration degree in 1987 from the George Washington University. She completed her master's degree residency program at BWMC, and assumed an assistant administrator position for a brief time before being promoted to vice president of Operations in November 1988.

Olscamp serves on the board of the BWI Business Partnership. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Maryland Association of Healthcare Executives.

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Noel A. Cervino
President and Chief Executive Officer
University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

Noel A. Cervino, president and chief executive officer of University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) is a graduate of the University of Baltimore and began his career in healthcare in 1979. He has worked at Levindale Hospital, Northwest Hospital Center, and Dimensions Healthcare System. Noel also served as Chief Restructuring Officer for Kessler Memorial and Pascack Valley Hospitals in New Jersey during their bankruptcy, closure, and reopening proceedings.

Cervino joined UM CRMC (known then as Civista Medical Center) as Chief Financial Officer in fall 2008 as an independent financial consultant, assuming the role of CEO in February, 2009. Civista has achieved positive financial results during his tenure, and he has overseen the growth of the hospital campus by more than 40%. Notably, Mr. Cervino guided the transition of Civista Health through a two-year management agreement to full affiliation as a member of the University of Maryland Medical System. Under his leadership, UM CRMC has been recognized as a Top Performer for excellence in quality care by the Joint Commission and The Delmarva Foundation for Quality and the recipient of the Excellence in Insights Award by the Healthstream Organization and the 2014 Minogue Award by Maryland Patient Safety Center.

Noel is the President of the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors, and a member of the UM CRMC Board of Directors, the Chesapeake Potomac Health Care Alliance Board, and the Chesapeake Potomac Home Health Board. He is also a member of the La Plata Rotary.

Formerly a resident of Glyndon, Maryland, Cervino resides in La Plata and has a son and daughter.

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Michael Jablonover, MD, MBA, FACP
President and Chief Executive Officer
UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedics Institute

Michael Jablonover, MD, was named president of CEO of UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedics Institute in January of 2010. Dr. Jablonover previously served as the hospital's vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer.

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Jablonover has also served as chief medical officer at University Specialty Hospital, as interim chief medical officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center, as director of hospitalist services at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and as associate chief, general internal medicine, department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University and a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and earned an MBA with a health care specialization from the University of Baltimore. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

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Sheldon Stein, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Mr. Stein is the president and CEO of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, a 102-bed specialty children's hospital with two sites in the Baltimore/Washington area: the main Baltimore hospital and an outpatient center and a satellite operation in Prince George's Hospital Center just outside the Washington DC. In 1995, Mr. Stein was recruited to join the staff, where he successfully negotiated Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital through two mergers while significantly increasing the hospital's programs and profitability. In 2001, Mr. Stein was named president and CEO of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.

A native New Yorker, Mr. Stein received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and holds a MBA from the University of Colorado. Mr. Stein is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and member of The Maryland Chapter of Health Care Administrators. He serves on the Management of Information Services Council and Specialty Hospital Section for the National Association of Children's Hospitals.

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Kenneth D. Kozel, MBA, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
UShore Health System

Kenneth D. Kozel was named president and CEO of Shore Health System in July of 2011. He has extensive experience in strategic operational, fiscal and programmatic plans designed to support the mission and vision of Shore Health System. He has an extensive background in building and managing collaborative teams, overseeing multiple clinical and non-clinical divisions and departments and achieving strategic objectives. He has previously demonstrated success in maintaining federal, state and local accreditations for Upper Chesapeake Health, where he most recently served as President of Upper Chesapeake Hospitals. He is experienced in developing, implementing and monitoring systems, policies and procedures that improve patient safety, patient care and enhance patient quality of life.

Mr. Kozel has 24 years of healthcare experience. Prior to being named the CEO of Shore Health System, he held a number of senior-management positions at Upper Chesapeake Health. These positions included President, UCH Hospitals in 2011, Executive Vice President from 2009 through 2010, and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2009. He also served as Vice President, Operations; Assistant Vice President, Ambulatory Services; and Business Development and Laboratory Director from 1997 to 2004 at Upper Chesapeake. Prior to joining Upper Chesapeake, Mr. Kozel served in a variety of positions in the Clinical Laboratory Division at John Hopkins Hospital from 1988 to 1997.

Kozel has an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University, and BS in Medical Technology from The University of Maryland at Baltimore. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. His service responsibilities include board member of the Maryland Association of Healthcare Executives and member of its Community Outreach Committee as well as member of the Maryland Hospital Association's Council on Clinical Quality Issues.

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Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Mohan Suntha, MD, was named president and CEO of University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center on December 1, 2012. Dr. Suntha previously was vice chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and was the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Professor of Radiation Oncology and associate director of clinical affairs at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. He also served as vice president for system program development for the University of Maryland Medical System.

Dr. Suntha received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1990. He completed his residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland in 1994 before a clinical oncology fellowship with the American Cancer Society. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009.

Dr. Suntha has distinguished himself academically as an accomplished clinical researcher. His research focuses on the design and implementation of novel combined modality trials aimed at improving the therapeutic outcome for patients diagnosed with thoracic and head and neck malignancies. These trials have attempted to define optimal ways of delivering chemotherapy and radiation concurrently.

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Lyle E. Sheldon, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Lyle E. Sheldon, FACHE, is the president and CEO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, an award-winning, not-for-profit health system that has received State and National recognition for its quality of care and physician satisfaction. University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health a member of the University of Maryland Medical System, includes two acute care hospitals, 185-bed University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and 89-bed University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, the Senator Bob Hooper House, and an 85-doctor Physician Enterprise. He has been with Upper Chesapeake Health since 1987 when he joined the system as vice president and chief operating officer and as president and chief executive officer since 1995.

Lyle has a bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and a master's in health services administration from George Washington University.

A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives since 1995, Lyle is active in community and professional organizations and has received multiple leadership awards during his career from different organizations.

A life-long learner and a resident of Harford County since 1987, Lyle and his wife, Donna, live in Havre de Grace and have four children and three grandchildren.

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