Maryland Patient Safety Center

Board of Directors


Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks, MD, MS, FACEP, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer, MedStar Health 


  • Robert Atlas, MD, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mercy Medical Center
  • Andrea Augustine, MPH, CHES, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington D.C.

  • 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
  • Shamonda Braithwaite, Deputy Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers
  • Marcia Boyle, Founder, Immune Deficiency Foundation; Patient Advocate

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Carolyn Heithaus, Vice President & CFO, CalvertHealth
  • 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

  • Theressa Lee (ex officio), Director, Center for Quality Measurement and Reporting,  Maryland Health Care Commission
  • Stephanie Peditto (ex officio), President and CEO, Maryland Patient Safety Center
  • 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

  • Emil Sidawy, PharmD, MS, BSC, Medication Safety Officer and Program Director, Adventist HealthCare