Gladhill elected to MEDBANK board

T. Sue Gladhill, MSW, vice president for external affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and CEO of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. (UMBF), has been elected to serve as a board member of MEDBANK of Maryland, Inc.

MEDBANK of Maryland is a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation that helps low-income, chronically-ill Marylanders access prescription drugs at no cost from pharmaceutical manufacturers’ patient assistance programs. Gladhill, an Annapolis resident, will serve on the 11-member board for two years.

Credited with distributing more than $123 million in free medications to more than 43,000 patients across Maryland, MEDBANK celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2009. It is Maryland’s only nonprofit, mail-order, free drug pharmacy. The organization receives all its free medications from large corporations such as Abbott, AstraZeneca, Merck, Novartis and Pfizer and now also provides access to discount generic drugs.

In her role as vice president for external affairs at UMB, Gladhill is responsible for the University’s development, government relations, and communications. As president and CEO of the UMBF, Gladhill guides the foundation as it facilitates fundraising programs and contributions from private sources, and engages in other activities to further the educational, research, and service missions of UMB.

Previously, Gladhill chaired the Board of Trustees at Anne Arundel Community College and was president of the Maryland Government Relations Association. She also chaired the Maryland State Task Force for Education, has served on the University of Maryland Foundation Strategic Planning Committee, the Maryland Society of Medical Research, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the Baltimore City Health Care for the Homeless Board. She was named by The Daily Record to Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1997 and 2000 and was selected to its Circle of Excellence.

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