University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) Announces Six New Board Of Directors Members

For immediate release: January 07, 2016

New UMMS Board of Directors Members Bring Diverse Experience, Expertise

BALTIMORE – Six veteran leaders of the business, medical and legal communities have been appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to five-year terms on the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) Board of Directors.

“These six highly-qualified individuals bring a diverse spectrum of experience and expertise to the UMMS Board of Directors and will be valuable additions as the Board sets the direction for our non-profit health system in the years to come,” says Robert A. Chrencik, MBA, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Maryland Medical System. “The Maryland healthcare environment continues to evolve and our system must continue to be flexible in order to meet these challenges and make sure we have the right patient in the right place at the right time.”

New UMMS Board Members:

August “Augie” Chiasera serves as President of the Greater Baltimore / Chesapeake region for M&T Bank, a longstanding partner of UMMS. Mr. Chiasera brings more than two decades of financial acumen and experience to the board.

Kenneth Moreland serves as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of T. Rowe Price, where he has worked for more than 10 years.  Mr. Moreland brings extensive experience with corporate finance and audits to the board.

Roger Schneider, M.D. is a vascular surgeon and founder and managing partner of Vascular Surgery Associates, which has practices located in Baltimore City as well as Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties.  Former Chief of Surgery at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System in Harford County, Dr. Schneider currently serves as chairman of the UM UCHS board of directors.

R. Kent Schwab serves as chairman of the board at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Anne Arundel County. A longtime philanthropist in the region, Mr. Schwab has been an insurance professional for nearly four decades and owns a successful insurance company serving the Mid-Atlantic region.

Leonard Stoler has been a successful Baltimore businessman for more than four decades in the automotive industry as well as a longtime philanthropist.  Mr. Stoler and his wife Roslyn donated $5 million to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where the Roslyn and Leonard Stoler Pavilion at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center is named after the couple in appreciation of their philanthropic contributions.

Alexander Williams, Jr. is a retired federal judge who sat on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland from 1994 to 2014.  Now in private practice with a Maryland-based private practice, Mr. Williams’ legal career spans more than four decades, and he was the first African American elected to the office of State's Attorney in Prince George's County.  As a current resident of Prince George’s County, he brings geographic diversity to the board as UMMS strives to meet the healthcare needs across Maryland.

The new Chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), Dr. Robert L. Caret, serves as an ex-officio member of the UMMS Board of Directors. A national leader in higher education, Caret was president of the University of Massachusetts System from 2011 until 2015. Dr. Caret is also a former president of Towson University, a USM institution.

A full list of the UMMS Board of Directors can be found here: http://umms.org/about/leadership/board-of-directors

About University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) currently includes 12 health systems and hospitals across Maryland including the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center; University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center; University of Maryland Medical Center; University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus; University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute; University of Maryland Shore Regional Health; University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center; and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System, as well as the freestanding University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown and the University of Maryland Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown. UMMS also operates Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital as a joint venture with Johns Hopkins and also operates University of Maryland Medical System Health Plans for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

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