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Board of Trustees

Leadership committed to helping all of us make an impact.


Adele Wilzack, M.S., R.N.


Adele Wilzack has been an influential and highly effective healthcare leader in the state and the nation for more than 40 years. After earning a nursing degree from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Ms. Wilzack worked in hospital administration. Read more


T. James (Jim) Truby, M.A.

Vice Chair

Jim Truby is founder of Synthesis Incorporated, one of the most respected architectural, planning, and development firms in the Washington-Baltimore region, which serves leading-edge private and public sector clients by managing their building projects from initial vision and site assessment through design and construction to completion. Read more


Sherman L. Cohn, J.D., LL.M.

Chair Emeritus

Sherman Cohn is professor of law at Georgetown University and a past national president of the American Inns of Court. He received his B.S.F.S., J.D., and L.L.M. degrees from Georgetown University. He has served as chair of the board of Tai Hsuan Foundation College of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Read more



Jonathan W. Anders

Jonathan Anders the executive vice president of business and corporate development for Digital Health Innovations and the chairman of WorkforceTactix, Inc., a recognized regional leader in risk management solutions for employers. He is the former CEO of Allegeant, LLC, an independently owned, wellness-focused organization in the mid-Atlantic region. Read more


Mark E. Behm, M.B.A.

Mark E. Behm is a higher education and finance professional who most recently served Towson University as Assistant to the President for Special Projects and, prior to that, Interim Vice President and CFO, Administration and Finance. Mr. Behm spent thirty two years at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where he was Director of the Office of Planning Budget and Financial Analysis and later the Vice President for Administration and Finance. Read more


Steven C. Combs, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Ex Officio

Steven Combs, Ph.D., was appointed to serve as President and CEO of MUIH and began his service on April 1, 2017. Dr. Combs most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Provost at Drury University (Springfield, MO).  Read more



Hamed Faridi, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Hamed Faridi, Ph.D., is chief science officer of McCormick & Company, Inc. in Hunt Valley, Maryland. He is responsible for providing overall research, product development and technical services leadership, and developing an enterprise-wide technical strategy that supports McCormick’s business plans worldwide. He is also responsible for the McCormick Science Institute (MSI), which was created to advance the knowledge on health benefits of culinary spices and herbs. Read more


Christopher M. Formant, M.B.A.

Chris Formant is senior vice president and global president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions where he is responsible for global sales, operations, and marketing of the organization’s cloud, machine to machine, data center, and security products and solutions. He combines a unique blend of enterprise, early stage company, and world class consulting experience. Read more


Janet Kahn, Ph.D.

Janet Kahn is an assistant professor at Vermont College of Medicine. She is nationally known and respected in the field of integrative health and clinical research. By presidential appointment, she is a member of the Advisory Board on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health and was a member of the National Institutes for Health National Advisory Council on Complementary and Alternative Medicine from 1999-2003 and 2009-2011. Read more


Bonnie J. Kramer, M.S., M.Ac., L.Ac.

Ms. Kramer is the principal in Kramer Consulting. She has more than 30 years of experience as an international management consultant, delivering strategic planning, change management, leadership development, executive coaching, and organizational development services to both private and public sector organizations. Read more



Anne Lin, Pharm.D.

Dr. Anne Lin is the founding dean and a professor at the School of Pharmacy at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, and serves on the cabinet of the President. Established in 2008 to meet the national demand for pharmacists, the School of Pharmacy’s vision is to provide exceptional pharmacy education by creating a model learning community dedicated to the transformation of societal health. Read more



John Rosa, D.C.

Dr. John Rosa is a leader in chiropractic and sports medicine. He owns and supervises Accessible Beltway Clinics, a leading chiropractic group in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area since 1998. Its 15 rehab centers combine medicine, chiropractic and physical therapy to give a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Rosa specializes in sports medicine as team doctor for many sports organizations, treating elementary, high school, college, professional and Olympic level athletes. Read more


Beverly J. White-Seals, J.D.

Beverly J. White-Seals is the President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHC). Prior to joining CFHC, Ms. White-Seals served as the director of workforce diversity for the Johns Hopkins Health System. Her career also includes her position as assistant general counsel for General Growth Properties, of counsel with Hodes, Ulman, Pessin & Katz, senior assistant general counsel for The Rouse Company, and staff attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor. Read more