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Mar 31, 2022

Kenneth Samet

Kenneth Samet CEO MedStar Health Kenneth Samet has been a part of MedStar Health since it was created in 1998. His first job with the health care system was serving as chief operating officer. Now, he is its president and CEO. As CEO, Samet works closely with the MedStar Health Leadership Team to provide direction […]

Mar 31, 2022

Joshua M. Sharfstein

Joshua M. Sharfstein Vice Dean/Director Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Bloomberg American Health Initiative Joshua Sharfstein wears many hats at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As the school’s vice dean, Sharfstein helps students and staff achieve success as they work to advance public health initiatives and research at the local, state, […]

Mar 31, 2022

Kevin Sowers

Kevin Sowers President Johns Hopkins Health System As the president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Kevin Sowers oversees a six-hospital system that spans two states and the District of Columbia. Sowers is only the second person in Hopkins history to hold both of these roles simultaneously. Over […]

Mar 31, 2022

Joseph DeMattos

Joseph DeMattos President and CEO Health Facilities Association of Maryland Joseph DeMattos has nearly three decades of experience working in the fields of communications, community outreach and government relations. Much of that has been spent serving and representing senior citizens. Before being named president of  Health Facilities Association of Maryland, the oldest and largest nationally [&[...]

Mar 31, 2022

Harsh Trivedi

Harsh Trivedi President and CEO Sheppard Pratt The most important lesson Harsh Trivedi, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt, has learned is also the simplest: Treat others as you would like to be treated. “Throughout society and particularly at this moment in time, each person needs to feel valued and to know that their contributions […]

Mar 31, 2022

Joseline Peña-Melnyk

Joseline Peña-Melnyk Delegate Maryland House of Delegates One of the most passionate advocates for equal health care is  Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk,  a Democrat representing Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. She is serves as  vice chair of the Health and Government Operations Committee. Last year, she sponsored several bills aimed at identifying and eliminating health […]

Mar 31, 2022

Gustavo Torres

Gustavo Torres Executive Director CASA de Maryland Gustavo Torres has worked with the nonprofit CASA de Maryland for 30 years to help support U.S. immigrants with human services, community organizing and advocacy. As the executive director of CASA and the president of CASA’s sister organization, CASA in Action, Torres has worked to win immigrants driving […]

Mar 31, 2022

Gene M. Ransom III

Gene M. Ransom III CEO/Executive Director MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society As MedChi’s CEO/Executive Director for 14 years, Gene M. Ransom III is an advocate for physicians, patients and the public health of Maryland. He works hard on key health policy issues such as protecting Medicaid, insurance reform and promoting public health programs and […]

Mar 31, 2022

John Chessare

John Chessare President and CEO GMBC HealthCare System A pediatrician, Chessare earned his medical degree from the University of Rome in 1979 and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where he served as chief resident in pediatrics. Chessare then completed fellowship training in General Academic Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard [&hel[...]

Mar 31, 2022

Dr. Lisa Rowen

Dr. Lisa Rowen Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Vice President University of Maryland Medical System In her role as chief nurse executive and senior vice president at University of Maryland Medical System since 2016, Dr. Lisa Rowen is an advocate for nurses at the system level for initiatives such as workforce development, strategic planning and […]

Former Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis Schrader. (File photo)
Mar 31, 2022

Dennis Schrader

Dennis Schrader Secretary Maryland Dept. of Health Dennis Schrader has served as the state’s health secretary since April 2021 after spending four months as the acting secretary. Over this time, Schrader and the department have led the state’s vaccination efforts and provided support and direction for health officers and Marylanders with the institution of various […]

Mar 31, 2022

Elizabeth wise

Elizabeth wise CEO University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health As the new president and CEO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, Elizabeth Wise works with team members at all levels of the hospital system to maintain a high quality of care at UM UCH. Her oversight includes overall safety, patient experience, employee engagement and […]

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