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Board Of Health

Board Of Health

BSU President Aminta Breaux, Others Named To Permanent Governance Board Of University Of Maryland Capital Region Health

By Aisha Brantley

The permanent board has been selected at the University Of Maryland Capital Region Health and President Aminta Breaux of Bowie State University is among them.

Health care delivery in Prince George’s County has just become stronger and more informed. University of Maryland Capital Region Health has named its permanent Board of Directors with representation from Prince George’s County and the Southern Maryland region, per an agreement with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS).

The Board appointments represent a cross-section of professionals and public servants that are well-positioned to help UM Capital Region Health succeed via measuring performance for clinical quality, patient safety, and service excellence.

“The collective perspectives, expertise, and commitment to our mission will serve all of us very well in both the near and long term,” says incoming Board member Sherry B. Perkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, UM Capital Region Health.

Dr. Breaux described BSU’s value in being part of the board.

“We have the nursing program that is housed in a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory in our new Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing,” says Breaux. “Bowie continues to provide a talented workforce for the healthcare sector, so this is very important to the entire region.”


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UM Capital Region Health Board of Directors (effective January 1, 2019):

The Hon. Alexander Williams, Jr. (Board Chair); retired federal judge and current member of UMMS Board

John Ashworth, Senior Vice President, Network Development, UMMS

Bijan Bahmanyar, M.D., UM Prince George’s Hospital Center Medical Staff President

Stephen T. Bartlett, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, UMMS

Aminta Breaux, PhD, President, Bowie State University

Karmen Bailey Brown, government affairs and communications consultant

Robert A. Chrencik, MBA, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer, UMMS

Robert DiPietro, former Mayor of Laurel; real estate developer

Jim Estepp, President and CEO, Prince George’s Business Roundtable

Michelle Gourdine, M.D., Senior Vice President for Population Health and Primary Care, UMMS

Pastor John Jenkins, First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Melonie Johnson, President and Chief Operating Officer, MGM National Harbor

Orlan Johnson, Chairman, Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation

Kenneth Jones, Senior Executive, Comcast

The Hon. Mac Middleton, retiring State Senator representing Southern Maryland

Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, UM Capital Region Health

Health care and redevelopment in the County are current topics for the Board, with the construction of the Largo UM Capital Region Medical Center slated to open in 2021, and with service expansion planned for UM Laurel Regional Hospital and UM Bowie Health Center. 

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