The board of directors of Chase Brexton Health Care named a new slate of officers to oversee its five centers across central Maryland and their care of more than 40,000 patients.
Named as officers were Samuel Fuller, chair; Juan Negrin, vice chair; the Rev. Dr. Paula Teague, secretary; and Eugene Cornelius, treasurer. Each will serve a two-year term ending Jan. 1, 2020.
The four officers will be joined on the board’s executive committee by board members Carolyn Kennedy, Sylvia Moore and Luz Lopez with Kris Holmes as ex-officio. Chairs and members of the board’s other committees will be determined by Fuller in the near future.
Fuller is a senior bank examiner with the District of Columbia’s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking and has been with the department for over eight years. He is tasked with conducting safety and soundness examinations and compliance examinations of financial institutions that operate in the nation’s capital. Sam earned an undergraduate degree at Georgia Tech and obtained his law degree from the Howard University School of Law. He has been actively involved with the alumni chapter of the Georgia Tech Club in the District of Columbia and has also served as a high school mentor and tutor with the College Bound Program in Washington.
Negrin is a project management professional and Epic-certified information technology executive. For the past five years, he has managed business intelligence, data governance, reporting and analytics at GBMC HealthCare. In that role, Negrin recently led the reporting implementation of the Epic EHR system and the development of an Enterprise Data Warehouse, which was honored with a Platinum Award in Health IT. Prior to GBMC, he directed the development of web-based solutions as a contractor with the Department of Health and Human Services, following a long career at Provident Bank of Maryland. He holds a Master of Arts in applied history from Carnegie-Mellon University, a Bachelor of Arts in history from Cornell University and a post-baccaluareate certificate in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Cornelius is the deputy associate administrator for the Office of International Trade with the U.S. Small Business Administration , responsible for administrating the newly reorganized department with oversight and execution of four program divisions. He previously served as the deputy associate administrator for field operations where he provided senior leadership to more than 42 percent of the agency’s budgeted workforce, and was responsible for management and oversight of over 90 offices covering all 50 States and U. S. Territories. Before joining SBA, Cornelius was the director of business services for the Los Angeles Community College District in California, the largest community college system in the United States, the senior administrative officer for Redondo Beach, California, and risk manager for the Compton Unified School District in Compton, California. He is a graduate of both the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and Acquisition (Level 3) Senior Project Manager Program at American University and is nationally certified as an Associate in Risk Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in public administration. He is a native Chicagoan and life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Teague is the senior director of the academic division, director of the system sponsored clinical pastoral education program and director of spiritual care and chaplaincy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She is a Society of Friends (Quaker) minister and has been a certified Association of Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor since 1989. She holds the Artium Baccalaureus from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina; the Master of Divinity from The Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana; and the Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. She also holds a Master in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Teague’s interests include the integration of spiritual care with the disciplines of palliative care, pediatric medicine, and ethics. She has served in various leadership roles within ACPE and is currently the treasurer for the Association. Paula has been a certified ACPE Inc. supervisor for more than 20 years and a board certified chaplain since 1989.
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