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FEATURED MOVER | Jennifer Redding, UM UCH

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health has appointed Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C, executive director of behavioral health.

Redding brings more than 20 years of experience in program management, nonprofit leadership and strategic planning and administration, with a focus on mental health and addiction.

In this position, Redding is responsible for providing administrative, financial and clinical oversight for all UM UCH behavioral health services including The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center, outpatient/intensive outpatient programs and the inpatient behavioral health unit in addition to consultative and collaborative care programs.

Jennifer Redding.

Jennifer Redding.


Resides in:

Harford County


Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College

If you had not chosen your current profession, what other profession would you choose and why?

I truly believe I was born to be a social worker, so I can’t imagine doing anything else!

Favorite vacation:

My favorite place to vacation is on Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It has always been my safe haven, a place to recharge and refocus.

When I want to relax, I …:

To relax, I love to hike or take a walk in the woods. This helps me reset and remember what is important.

Favorite book:

“Start with Why,” by Simon Sinek. This is a book that reminds leaders how important the role of inspiring others is to helping each individual fulfill his/her potential, subsequently leading to great outcomes at work.

Favorite quotation:

“The Man in the Arena: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt

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