Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced the appointment of Theresa Johnson as its new executive director. In this role, she will take the lead in all fundraising efforts, including major gift and donor cultivation, capital campaigns, special events and other philanthropic initiatives.
She comes to Calvert with a track record of exemplary performance over a 15-year career as Assistant Vice President of Marketing at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). Under her direction, the CSM marketing team won more than 40 regional and national awards, including a national first-place award, for a major gifts campaign that raised $7.7 million, which was $2.7 million over its goal.
“Theresa brings a vast amount of public relations and marketing expertise to our foundation and we are pleased to have her join our team,” said Dean Teague, President and CEO of Calvert Health System. “I am confident that her strong record of leadership success and achievement in fundraising will be great assets as we continue to develop the foundation.”
Mark Davis, president of the foundation, said, “I’m excited about the direction the foundation is taking with its strategic goals. I think Theresa will be a great asset and help to accomplish great things in the future.” He continued, “We have high expectations in the coming years for the foundation, and we look forward to working with Theresa as CMH enters its next phase of development."
Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from East Carolina University and is a graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM). She is currently completing two master’s degrees in marketing and business administration from the University of Maryland University College.
A longtime Southern Maryland resident, Johnson said, “I care deeply about my community and have a strong passion for giving back.” In addition to her work at CSM, she volunteered as marketing chair for the Leonardtown Business Association, helping to direct branding and marketing efforts for further economic development. She currently serves as LSM’s Alumni Chair.
She went on to add, “I am very goal driven. I like to believe in what I’m doing and I believe in Calvert Memorial Hospital.” Johnson said she learned firsthand what a special place it is when her dad was treated at the CMH Infusion Therapy Center for MDS, a disorder in which the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells.
One of the most exciting aspects of her new position, Johnson said, is working with the volunteer leadership of the CMH Foundation. “This is a dynamic team with great vision,’’ she said. “They are passionate about the hospital and the lives we touch. I’m excited to be part of this special group and work with them to achieve success.”
She resides in St. Mary’s County with her husband, Tim, and their five children. She is an avid runner and loves outdoor activities.