The Chester River Health Foundation is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, whose main function is to raise philanthropic funds that are used to meet the highest priority patient care and capital requirements  at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown and provide direction for planning and the execution of all Foundation initiatives. 

We are grateful for their dedicated service.



Carl Gallegos, Ph.D.


Elizabeth (Barrie) Meima

Vice Chairperson

Keneth D. Kozel

President & CEO, Foundation President

Mary Burton


Sandra Bjork

Assistant Secretary

JoAnne Hahey

CFO, Foundation Treasurer

William Noll

Assistant Treasurer


Richard Barker

John Carroll

Jack Edson

Margie Elsberg

Michael Faust

Jason Fellows

Charles Lerner

Ray Long

John Murray, Ph.D.

Earl Runde

Sigrid Whaley

Jay Yerkes

Ex Officio Members

Sue Edson

President, Auxiliary

Not Pictured

James Barton