University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, named Chris Brandt, Mike Smith and Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, CENP, FAAN to its board of directors. Each of these members will serve a three-year term on the hospital’s operating board.
Brandt is the CEO of Audacious Inquiry, a health IT and policy company that provides solutions for connected health care, which he founded in 2004 with the mission to use information technology as a change-agent for positive impact. Brandt serves as a staff adviser to CRISP, Maryland’s health information exchange. He also served on the boards of the Duke University Alumni Association and the Maryland Small Business Financing Authority. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an AB in Computer Science from Duke. Chris is a Fellow of the third class of the Health Innovators Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Rowen served as senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for University of Maryland Medical Center since 2007, in addition to chief nurse executive for University of Maryland Medical System since 2016. Rowen is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, has twice served as an expert reviewer of the NIH’s Clinical Center and serves on The Joint Commission’s Chief Nursing Executive Advisory Council. Dr. Rowen has published more than 70 articles on patient safety, teamwork and communication, health-related issues and best-practice standards.
Smith is executive vice president and chief financial officer of McCormick & Company, a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and related products to the entire food and beverage industry. Smith is responsible for controllership, investor relations, treasury, tax, corporate financial planning & analysis, financial accounting and reporting, global business improvement, risk and internal audit. He joined McCormick in 1991, taking on several roles with increasing responsibilities.
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