The community health division of Keswick Mult-Care Center, a senior residential-based health care system, has named Ron Diegelman, Michael Meredith, Joseph “Joey” Nichols, James Selba and Deborah Tillett to its board of directors.
Diegelman is the co-founder and chief financial officer of SameGrain, a Social Discovery Network, the entrepreneur-in-residence at Emerging Technology Centers in Baltimore and president of RedBridge Associates LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in startup/early stage guidance and executive coaching. Diegelman has more than 20 years experience as a senior partner with Ernst & Young LLP. He was co-founder and CFO of three software companies, president of a software reseller organization, senior vice president of administration for a software developer and partner in a consulting firm. Diegelman serves on the corporate boards for SameGrain Inc.; Engagepoint; and Artemis Neuroscience. He is also a member of the board of trustees for Mount De Sales Academy and St. Elizabeth School.
Meredith, a 30-year industry veteran, is recognized in Barron’s 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 “Top 1000 Advisers” issues which lists the nation’s best financial advisers. Meredith is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University, George Washington Graduate School of Management, and the University of Maryland School of Law. Michael has a CFP® designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Meredith is a board member of Keswick Multi-care and Pickersgill Retirement Community. Previously, he has served as a board member of Gilman School, president of the Gilman School Parent’s Association, president of the Wine and Food Society of Baltimore and chairman of the Merrill Lynch Advisory Council to Management. Meredith’s charitable interests include the Walters Art Gallery, the United Way and the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust. In 2002, he was awarded the Merrill Lynch Lifetime Community Achievement Award.
Nichols is a family doctor and community health epidemiologist at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Previously he was a longitudinal scholar with the Robert Graham Center, a family medicine resident with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, a resident trustee with the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Board of Directors amd a resident commissioner with the AAFP Commission on the Health of the Public and Science. He received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medince, an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a Bachelor of Science in biology from The University of Texas-Pan American. Nichools is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians and the American Public Health Association. He is certified by the Maryland Board of Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.
Seba founded Vicour in January 2003 after resigning his position as a vice president with Legg Mason’s investment banking practice. As an investment banker, Seba worked primarily in the firm’s Strategic Advisory Group, leading sale assignments and raising private equity capital. Previously, he was employed with Ernst & Young, executing audit and consulting assignments in its Gulf Coast Entrepreneurial Services practice. Seba served as chairman of Calvert Wholesale Florists and is a co-founder and board member of Pangea Floral Group, a U.S. and Colombian multinational entity providing sourcing and logistics services to the global cut flower industry. Additionally, Seba is actively involved in several not-for-profit organizations in Baltimore, including serving as an officer and board member of Keswick Multi-Care Inc. Seba holds an MBA from the College of William & Mary and a bachelor’s degree in business with a focus on accounting from the University of Richmond. He is also a certified public accountant.
With more than 25 years of experience in various executive and leadership roles, Tillett currently serves as the president and executive director of the Emerging Technology Centers in Baltimore. The ETC is Baltimore’s business incubator program, a venture of the Baltimore Development Corporation. The ETC, which focuses on growing early stage technology companies in Baltimore, consists of two separate incubator facilities: the Emerging Technology Center at Haven St. and the Emerging Technology Center at Johns Hopkins Eastern. Tillett is responsible for management and oversight of these two technology and innovation centers. In that role she provides the guidance, leadership and resources necessary for entrepreneurs to start, grow and succeed within their ventures. Tillett is an avid speaker and authority on entrepreneurship, and serves as an adviser and board member to various early-stage startups. She holds an MBA from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola Maryland University and a Bachelor of Science from Towson University.
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