United Way of Central Maryland announces 13 new members to the Board of Directors

United Way of Central Maryland is proud to announce it has added 13 new members to its board of directors. Each will serve an initial three-year term, ending in 2012.

The individuals represent various public and private sectors and a cross section of the six jurisdictions in central Maryland.

Dr. Reginald Avery, President of Coppin State University
Richard P. Barth, Dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work
Dr. Peter Beilenson, Health Commissioner of Howard County
Bradley Chambers, President of Union Memorial Hospital
Bishop Dwayne C. Debnam, Senior Pastor of the Morning Star Baptist Church
James Dickinson, Ph.D., Senior Human Resources Analyst for Erickson Retirement Communities
Denise Koch, News Anchor on WJZ-TV 13
Joseph Nicolaus, Vice President and Business Manager for Northrop Grumman
Jason Pett, Partner in Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Jeffrey Rivest, President and Chief Executive Officer of University of Maryland Medical Center
James Schneider, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, CitiFinancial
Tammy Turner, Chief Legal Counsel, Baltimore City Public School System
Fred Wolf III, Partner with Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

About United Way of Central Maryland
For more than 80 years, United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) has been the region’s human service leader. Its mission is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. UWCM supports programs and initiatives in the city of Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. UWCM is dedicated to education, income and health & safety – making sure children get the early child care they need to succeed in school, that young adults graduate, that families have the means to access affordable and stable housing and that people are free from violence and abuse at home. By encouraging all people in central Maryland to give, advocate or volunteer, UWCM wants to show the power of living united. It’s about connecting people and creating communities.

About Baltimore Homeless Services
The mission of Baltimore Homeless Services is to make homelessness a rare and brief experience in Baltimore City by serving as a catalyst for the creation of affordable housing, Baltimore Homeless Services (BHS) was created in 1987 and is the entity that leads the Baltimore Continuum of Care and administers federal, state and city funding to over 60 nonprofit and faith-based organizations throughout the city. These organizations include emergency shelters, drop-in centers, transitional housing facilities and permanent housing programs. In 2008, Baltimore Homeless Services moved from the Health Department to the Mayor’s Office to implement Baltimore’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.

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