University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) has an all-volunteer Board of Directors made up of leaders in our community. Its members are committed to building a strong, local health system that our community can depend on now and in the future.


  • Bryan E. Kelly, CFP, Chair
  • James M. Harkins, Vice Chair
  • Michael F. Allen, Treasurer
  • Dennis Kurgansky, MD, Secretary
  • Elizabeth Wise, FACHE, President/CEO


  • Charles E. Alexander, RN, MS, MBA, CPTC
  • Michael F. Allen
  • Melinda L. Craig
  • Alicia Cunningham, MBA (UMMS Representative)
  • Theresa B. Felder, Ed.D.
  • James M. Harkins
  • Ryan D. John
  • Bryan E. Kelly, CFP
  • R. Bryan Kilby
  • V. Dixon King, Jr., MD, MBA (President, Medical Staff)
  • Sanjeev Kumar, MD (Medical Staff Representative)
  • Dennis Kurgansky, MD
  • Sharon M. Lipford, LCSW-C
  • Tobias Musser
  • James C. Richardson
  • Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, CENP, FAAN (UMMS Representative)
  • Richard P. Streett, Jr., VMD
  • Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA (UMMS Board Representative)
  • Lisa E. Thomas, MD
  • Adele A. Wilzack, RN, MS
  • Elizabeth Wise, FACHE, MSN, MBA
  • Albert J. A. Young, Esq.