December 19, 2017
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Chapter Officers
Scott Burleson, FACHE

President Elect
Guy Richardson, FACHE

Immediate Past President
Bernie Poindexter, FACHE

Neel Pathak

Nick Jaidar 

Director, Programming
Terri Palazzo

Director, Membership
Jan van Londen

Director, Development
Raymond Dudley, MS

Director, Operations
Christina Farias

Director, Communications  
Frank Rath

Director, Community Outreach
Vamsee "V" Potluri

Alan Weisman, FACHE

Faculty Liaison
Mark Bittle, DrPH

Student Member
Staci Hodge

President's Message
Scott Burleson, FACHE

Happy Winter!

We’re are just coming off our Fall Networking Event at M & T Bank (RAVENS) Stadium. There were over 65 mostly young careerists on hand to hear Diane Nicholas, search consultant with NHS Solutions, talk about the ABCs of job search/career advancement. We also got to tour the RAVENs locker rooms and other places not normally open to the public. Special thanks to Board members – Christina Farias, Operations Director and Guy Richardson, President-Elect for organizing this event. 

Terri Palazzo, Programming Director did a phenomenal job at our annual ALL DAY educational session on October 19. We had four presentations about population health that were all extraordinary. Terri and her committee did a huge amount of work preparing four panels that presented and interacted with over 100 participants during the event.

MAHCE honored Ron Peterson, retiring CEO of Johns Hopkins Health System at the All Day event with a Regent’s Lifetime Service Award. We also awarded the Doug Shepherd Memorial Scholarships to Leslie Huguley, undergraduate at University of Maryland University College and Nygel Williams, a graduate student at UM College Park.


MAHCE also was pleased to award community outreach grants in the amount of $3000 each to:  

Project PLASE, Inc. – (transitional homeless outreach)

National Federation of the Blind of Maryland

The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health.


We have added four new board members to the Board for the coming two years (2018-2019). Jan van Londen will be the new Membership Chair. Vamsee or “V” Potluri will be the Community Outreach Director.  Neel Pathak will be the new Secretary. Dr. Mark Bittle, Director of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MHA program will be our new Faculty liaison for the various graduate and undergraduate programs in healthcare administration or management in Maryland.

We are organizing an outreach educational event collaborating with Meritus Health System of Hagerstown for Western Maryland and surrounding regions in June.  Watch for a save-the-date announcement soon!

We need Sponsors. If you have any ideas of vendors, health systems, medical groups or others that may be able to make a $3000 - $7500 sponsor to support our educational programs, please contact Ray Dudley, Director of Development at The sponsors allow us to provide quality educational programming at remarkably low prices. 

I hope to see you on January 18, 2018 at our next chapter meeting at the Columbia Sheraton, where the topic will be Mental Health – the Challenges in the Emergency Department.

Happy Holidays and best in the New Year!

Scott D. Burleson, MBA, FACHE
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Save the Date

2018 MAHCE Events

Thursday, January 18: Program at Columbia Sheraton

Thursday, March 15: Program at Columbia Sheraton

Thursday, May 17: Program at Columbia Sheraton

June TBD: Program in western Maryland

Thursday, July 19: Program at Columbia Sheraton

Thursday, October 11: All-day Program at Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, Towson, MD

Thursday, November 15
: Career Night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards