Maryland Patient Safety Center

Board of Directors


Terry Fairbanks, MD, MS, FACEP, Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer, MedStar Health 


  • Gerald Abrams, Director, Abrams, Foster, Nole & Williams, PA

  • Robert Atlas, MD, Chairman, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mercy Medical Center

  • Sen. Malcolm Augustine, Maryland State Senate, District 47

  • Cherif Boutros, MD, MSc, FACS, FACG,  Assoc. Prof. of Surgery, UMD School of Medicine, Medical Director, Tate Cancer Center Chief, Surgical Oncology, UMD Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • Marcia Boyle, Founder, Immune Deficiency Foundation; Patient Advocate

  • Theodore Delbridge, MD, MPH, Excutive Director Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMMS)

  • Blair Eig, MD, President and CEO, Maryland Patient Safety Center

  • Barbara Epke, Former Vice President, LifeBridge Health, Inc. & Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

  • Badia Faddoul, DNP, RN, CCRN, CPHQ, Sr. Director of Quality and Safety, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group

  • E. Robert Feroli, Jr., PharmD, FASHP, Medication Safety, Armstrong Institute

  • Jack Gentry, Retired Police Officer, Baltimore City; Patient Advocate

  • Kevin D. Heffner, President & CEO, LifeSpan Network

  • Debra Illig, Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety, Adventist HealthCare

  • Allen Kachalia, MD, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Director Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

  • Michael Anne Preas MS, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, CIC, FAPIC, Vice President of Quality Management,University of Maryland Medical System

  • Deneen Richmond, President Luminis Health Doctor’s Community Medical Center

  • Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes, Maryland House of Delegates, District 37A

  • Nicole Dempsey Stallings, Chief External Affairs Officer, Senior Vice President, Maryland Hospital Association

  • Barbara Tachovsky, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Former President, Mainline Hospitals, Paoli, PA