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Nexus Health, Inc. (Fort Washington Medical Center) Announces New Appointments to Board of Trustees


The Nexus Health and Fort Washington Medical Center Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its board: Pamela B. Creekmur, The Honorable Michael A. Jackson, Rev. Marlene R. Jefferson and Ike Puzon. The selection of these members will help to strengthen healthcare service and delivery in the communities Fort Washington Medical Center serves.

Pamela B. Creekmur, Prince George’s County Health Officer, has a career spanning over 25 years in healthcare administration, clinical operations and public health. Prior to her current role, she served as a Health Plan Operations Director for the District of Columbia/Suburban Maryland region of Kaiser Permanente. Ms. Creekmur is a graduate of Howard University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She lives in Prince George’s County with her husband and daughter.

The Honorable Michael A. Jackson, Maryland State Delegate for Legislative District 27B, has more than 22 years with the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, where he served eight years as County Sheriff. Currently, Mr. Jackson serves as a Special Assistant to the County Executive for Prince George’s County. He is detailed to the Office of Homeland Security as Director of Administrative Services, and is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland University College. Mr. Jackson graduated summa cum laude from both The Johns Hopkins University, with a Master of Science degree in Management, and DeVry University, where he holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management/Electronic Engineering Technology.

Rev. Marlene R. Jefferson, Senior Analyst with the United States Department of Treasury, has more than 25 years of management, strategic and investment planning expertise in both the private and philanthropic sectors. Rev. Jefferson has spent significant time in local and federal governments, including the District of Columbia. She served as a senior consultant with SAIC, Lockheed Martin, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC. Rev. Jefferson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Towson State University, a Master of Divinity Degree from Howard University and will begin working on her Doctoral Degree in 2016 at Wesley Theological Seminary. She currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Star of Bethlehem AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Rev. Jefferson, a native of Fort Washington, Maryland, resides in Bowie, Maryland. She is the proud mother of two daughters.

Ike Puzon, retired United States Navy Captain, comes to the organization with extensive experience in military and government relations. In 2001, he established Puzon Associates, LLC, in Maryland where he conducts congressional lobbying. He also specializes in international strategic business development worldwide, and is a member of the Spectrum Group. He also serves as president of the board of directors for Bay Community Support Services in Edgewater, Maryland. Mr. Puzon holds a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the Naval War College and the National War College. He also holds a Master of Science degree from Pepperdine University in Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University in Political Science. Captain Puzon and his family are members of the Fort Washington community.

“On behalf of the board members, we are elated to welcome our new members whose diverse backgrounds, talents, skills and expertise will be a great asset to our organization,” said Nexus Health Board of Trustees Chair Yvonne S. Magee, Ph.D. “The new Trustees join a cadre of dedicated individuals, past and present, who have served this institution and community. The organization will continue to build upon a strong foundation for the benefit of our hospital and the greater Fort Washington community.”

Hear it from Our Patients

Jody Beard has suffered from knee pain for many years. Not anymore, thanks to knee replacement surgery through the Fort Washington Medical Center Joint Replacement Program.
This surgery has changed my life. I no longer lay on shopping carts for support or agonize when walking on concrete. After two knee replacements, now I am all over the place. I’m walking around the school where I work without pain. My granddaughter says I don’t walk like a penguin anymore. I have my surgeon and the FWMC staff to thank for that!
~ Jody Beard