UMMS Announces Leadership Promotions

For immediate release: August 29, 2014


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BALTIMORE – The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) announced recently the promotion of two system executives to new roles effective immediately.

Alison G. Brown has been named SVP and Chief Strategy Officer for the health system and is responsible for facilitating the design, execution and communication of system-wide strategy. She leads strategic planning, marketing, communications & public affairs, telehealth, clinical network development and community relations.

Brown joined the University of Maryland Medical System in 1992, and prior to that was a senior manager in KPMG's national management consulting health care strategy practice. Brown earned a B.S. degree in nursing from the University of Vermont and a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health where she also serves as an adjunct faculty member and was elected to membership in the Johns Hopkins Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society.

Ms. Brown is member of Network 2000, a past member of the board of directors for the United Way of Central Maryland and chaired the University Health System Consortium's Council for Managed Care and Business Development.  She was twice named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by the Daily Record.

Jerry Wollman has been named SVP and Chief Administrative Officer for the system and will expand his responsibilities. The Chief Human Resources Officer for the medical system will now report to Wollman.  Wollman is also responsible for leading strategic and operational initiatives for the Office of the CEO of UMMS. Wollman first joined the University of Maryland Medical System in 1996, and has served in a variety of roles including assistant vice president for executive affairs, and vice president for corporate operations.

Wollman earned his nursing degree in 1986 from the University of Maryland and was an RN in leading adult and pediatric hospitals.  In 1996, he earned his Masters of Health Science degree in Health Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.