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Baltimore Medical System Announces New Board Chair to Lead Board of Trustees

February 13, 2018 / Baltimore Medical System Staff

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Baltimore Medical System Announces New Board Chair to Lead Board of Trustees

Baltimore Medical System welcomes new Board Chair and Board Member to Board of Trustees

Baltimore, MD – Feb. 13, 2018 – Baltimore Medical System (BMS), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maryland, announces that Allison MacKenzie, Director of Community Health in the Health Institute at Saint Agnes Healthcare, has been elected to Chair of the BMS Board of Trustees. BMS currently operates six full service primary care community health centers, four pharmacies and eight school-based health centers throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  BMS serves more than 49,000 patients providing primary care including behavioral health to the medically underserved.

At Saint Agnes Healthcare, MacKenzie oversees departments and programs that are geared towards engaging the community on specific health issues or disparities, including the Million Hearts Program, Heart-to-Heart and the National Diabetes Prevention Program. She also provides strategic leadership of clinical initiatives including the Comprehensive Care Center, Diabetes Center, the Heart Failure Center and COPD Clinic, and provides oversight for community and faith-based chronic disease interventions held throughout the West Baltimore community. Prior to her role at Saint Agnes, MacKenzie had more than twenty years of experience managing large employer health and wellness programs.

“It’s a privilege to serve as Board Chair,” said MacKenzie. “With a committed board and innovative leadership team, BMS is well positioned for continued growth in providing high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the Baltimore community.”

Additionally, BMS has named Erin Giovannetti (Senior Research Scientist, National Committee for Quality Assurance) as 1st Vice Chair, Michael Banfield (Project Manager, CRISP) as 2nd Vice Chair, Sandra Johnson (VP of Revenue Cycle Management, Johns Hopkins Medicine) as Treasurer, and Arif Khan (Vice President of Total Care and Cost Improvement Program Oversight, CareFirst) as Secretary. Chris DeMarco (SVP and GM of Research and Marketing Insights, Sage Growth Partners) is the newest member of the Board. DeMarco has more than twenty years of experience working and consulting for FQHCs. “As a member of the board, I hope to lend my experience and perspective to the team as we work together to advance this incredibly important organization,” said Demarco.

About Baltimore Medical System

Baltimore Medical System (BMS) is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Maryland, serving more than 49,000 patients across Baltimore City and Baltimore County annually. BMS operates six health care centers, including four on-site pharmacies and eight school-based centers. The mission of BMS is to improve health, wellness and quality of life in the communities they serve by providing safe, high-quality, accessible and affordable healthcare. Learn more at