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Nexus Health & Fort Washington Medical Center Boards of Trustees Appoints New Chair

01-14-2015

The Nexus Health Board of Trustees today announced that Fort Washington, Maryland resident Yvonne S. Magee, Ph.D., will serve as its new chair. Nexus Health is the parent company of Fort Washington Medical Center.

Dr. Magee, an independent consultant specializing in strategic planning, grant writing, community economic development and research, working with non-profit, faith-based and other organizations, has served on the Nexus Health Board of Trustees since 2007. She teaches in the College of Business, Department of Management, Marketing and Public Administration at Bowie State University and has many years of successful community economic development experience in several local governments. Magee succeeds outgoing chair Kimberly Robertson Pannell, a partner and principal at Raffa, PC, a large Maryland/D.C.-based accounting firm.

“Dr. Magee brings considerable expertise and involvement from her work with local governmental entities, collegiate institutions and the community,” said Pannell, whose two-year term ended December 31. “Her commitment to building stronger communities and broad experience across important industries adds valuable perspectives as she leads the work of the board,” Pannell added.

In addition to her role as chair of the Nexus Health Board of Trustees, Dr. Magee also serves as immediate-past president of the Maryland Chapter of the National Forum for Black Administrators; and a member of the Board of Directors, Consortium for International Management, Policy, Administration and Development, and Community Builders of Maryland, Ltd. She is active in several faith-and community-based initiatives.

“I am honored and excited to become the new board chair at Nexus Health and Fort Washington Medical Center,” said Dr. Magee. “I look forward to working with a dedicated group of board members, healthcare professionals, and the community, with a common goal to provide the best in services to meet the healthcare needs in Fort Washington and surrounding communities. We are grateful for all of their insight, leadership and support, and we invite others to join us in this endeavor,” she added.

Magee leads a distinguished group of officers and board members, which includes: Kimberly Robertson Pannell, immediate past chair; Reginald A. Jones, chair-elect; Manervia W. Riddick, executive secretary; and Henry W. Mosley, treasurer. Additional board members include, Samir Azer, M.D.; Vimla Bhooshan M.D.; Charles E. Day, Sr.; Virgil C. McDonald; John A. Petty; and Deepak Sachdeva, M.D.

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