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Hospital Foundation Board Welcomes New Members (November 7, 2013)

The Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members – Maria Lubrano of Dunkirk, Bob Carpenter of Chesapeake Beach and Darren Rickwood of Port Republic. The 11-member board is comprised of local residents who volunteer their time and talents to raise funds for expansion projects, new technology and healthcare scholarships.

“We are thrilled to have them on board,” said CMH Foundation Director Dixie Miller. “Their experience and expertise will be a valuable asset in helping us to continually strategize the growth of the foundation that will benefit our community.”

She went on to add, “We look forward to their contributions, both as business leaders and as active and concerned community volunteers.”

Carpenter, who is currently serving his second term on the Chesapeake Beach Town Council, is president and founder of Chesapeake Beach Consulting, a full-service public opinion research and strategic consulting business and also owns Celebrate with Travel.

He has worked in politics and public affairs for over 30 years. Active in the community, Carpenter has served as president of the Beach Trolley Association and was on the board of the Calvert Marine Museum. Additionally, he has raised funds for numerous non-profit organizations including the Arts Council of Calvert County and in 2008 chaired the annual Cancer Gala with his late wife, Pat.

Carpenter said he looks forward to working with fellow board members in supporting Calvert Memorial Hospital, which he considers to be vital to the community.

As a mortgage consultant, Rickwood specializes in providing financial services and loan options for homebuyers. “At First Home Mortgage, we understand the importance of being active community members who use our industry knowledge and practical skills to help local organizations advance their causes,” he said.

Lubrano, the mother of three, has owned and operated several restaurants in Maryland and nearby states. Over the past 32 years, she has trained, managed and mentored over 1,000 employees. Currently, she and her husband, Sal, own and operate Mamma Lucia Italian Restaurants in Dunkirk and Prince Frederick.

“Helping to support our community hospital makes all of us at Mamma Lucia feel good and we are honored to do our part,” said Lubrano, who also serves on the Foundation Harvest Ball Committee and co-chairs the sponsorship committee.

She went on to add, “The hospital is an important resource for all of us who live and work in the county. I use Calvert Memorial often for our three children, my mother and myself. So, we want to do the best we can to make sure that our community hospital has what it needs to provide excellent health care.”

They join board members Michelle Frazer, a retired learning specialist, Kathy Dickinson of Dickinson Jewelers, Karen O’Brien of Curtis Investment Group and Robin Henshaw of PraiseVoice Studio in Sunderland.

The officers for the coming year are Prince Frederick attorney Mark Davis, president; Lynette Entzian of Locust Lane Farm in Lothian, vice president; Michael Cox of Calvert Wealth Management, treasurer and Cindy Parlett of Wilson & Parlett, secretary.

Established in 1989, the CMH Foundation organizes several major fundraisers throughout the year, including a casino night, a golf tournament and a black-tie gala. For more information about the foundation’s activities or to make a gift, call 410-535-8178 or contribute online at our website.

Pictured (l-r) are new Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation board members Darren Rickwood, Maria Lubrano and Bob Carpenter.

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