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Hospital Board Appoints New Members, Elects Officers (February 28, 2014)

The Calvert Memorial Hospital Board of Directors has appointed three new members – attorney Sam Nazarro, banking executive Terri Wolfley and airline pilot John Potter – and welcomed back longtime board member Cliff Stewart after several years of healthcare leadership at the state and regional level. CMH board members are all volunteers and play a vital role in ensuring that the organization meets the needs of the community.

Nazarro, a resident of Dunkirk, has an extensive legal background in corporate compliance and mitigation of organizational risk. He recently joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, a major national accounting firm, after a distinguished legal career at the United States Department of Justice.

“Mr. Nazarro’s expertise will be extremely helpful to our board,” said CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis, “in light of all the federal regulatory requirements that our health system has to meet.” He went on to add, “We are very fortunate to have someone of his level of expertise available to us as we navigate through a very complex environment.”

Wolfley, who has 30 years of experience in the commercial banking industry, has been a senior vice president with Bank of America since 2001. A longtime supporter of the hospital, the Dunkirk resident has served several terms on the hospital’s foundation board, most recently as vice president.

“Ms. Wolfley has demonstrated her commitment to help lead Calvert Health System to be a leading healthcare provider in our region,” said Xinis. “Her vast experience in financial and risk management will be particularly valuable to our board, especially as we implement our strategic plan.”

Xinis also praised the addition of Potter, who is a Southwest Airlines pilot with 19 years in commercial aviation. The St. Leonard resident retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel, after 22 years as a military pilot.

“His knowledge base in airline safety will be a huge asset to our physicians and other professionals,” said Xinis, “as we adopt techniques and programs that are used in the nuclear energy and airline industries that are often cited as the leading industries in overall safety for their staff and customers.”

Stewart served on the hospital’s foundation board from 1992-2000 before joining the hospital board in 2001, where he served four terms before stepping down in 2012. A strong advocate of quality and patient safety, CMH was recognized for a number of local and national quality awards during his chairmanship.

“Cliff has many years of experience with our health system,” said Xinis, “and his expertise and experience will be critical as our health system adapts to the new era of health care.”

Kevin Nietmann who just completed his first term as chairman was elected to a second term. He has been a member of the CMH board for nine years. Formerly, the general manager at the Calvert Cliffs plant, the Huntingtown resident is now a senior technical advisor to the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The other officers for the coming year are Henry S. Trentman, vice chairman; Rev. Peter J. Daly, secretary and Donald J. Parsons, Jr., treasurer.

Pictured (l-r) are recently appointed Calvert Memorial Hospital board members John Potter, Sam Nazarro, Terri Wolfley and Cliff Stewart.

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