News Release, CalvertHealth

The CalvertHealth Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of new board members: Anthony Butters of Huntingtown, Barbara Gardner of Lusby, Kathy Dickinson of Owings and Stephanie Dabulis, MD of Dunkirk. The board is responsible for ensuring CalvertHealth meets the needs of the community and is composed of volunteers from the community and the hospital’s medical staff.

“The extensive and varied backgrounds of these new board members bring impressive talent and expertise along with dedicated community service,” said CalvertHealth President and CEO Dean Teague. “Their contributions are vital to CalvertHealth’s future as we continue to provide Southern Maryland residents with safe, high-quality health care.”

Butters said he joined the hospital board because “Being retired from the military, my family and I moved extensively, and Calvert County has been my home longer than any other location. I hope to bring a unique view point to the board, that of the military dependent, retiree and military member.” He is Deputy Manager, Airport Safety and Operations at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C.

Gardner, Senior Director, Business Operations at KBRwyle, has more than 35 years’ experience in contract administration and budget development. Gardner said, “I joined the CalvertHealth board because I am passionate about supporting CalvertHealth, which is critical to our community. Having community members on the board facilitates the relationship between the community and the hospital leadership.” She is also active on the Calvert Marine Museum board.

Dickinson, who owns Dickinson Jewelers with husband, Claude, is the marketing director and has been instrumental in growing their business to two locations in Calvert County. She previously served on the CalvertHealth Foundation Board of Trustees for eight years and has been integral in the success of the Harvest Ball, serving on the planning committee since 2003. Dickinson said, “Volunteering with the CalvertHealth Foundation has provided me the opportunity to help raise money for incredible capital and technology improvements that are state-of-the-art in the healthcare industry. I’ve had family members as patients and witnessed firsthand the exceptional quality of care CalvertHealth delivers. They are committed to our community. As a new board member, I aim to do my part to continue that mission.”

Dr. Dabulis of Alteon Health is the newest medical staff member on the board. She is chief of emergency medical services at CalvertHealth Medical Center. “I believe my experience as a physician will benefit the board because I understand how maintaining great relationships with physicians is paramount to successful quality initiatives,” she said. “I have relationships with physicians in academic medical centers and have made it part of my mission to facilitate specialized care at CalvertHealth.”

New board officers, effective Nov. 1, are Terri Wolfley, chairperson; Cliff Stewart, vice chairperson; Rev. David Showers, secretary; and Kevin Betz, treasurer.

CalvertHealth recognized longtime board members Henry Trentman and Kevin Nietmann for their many years of dedicated service. Trentman served on the Foundation Board of Trustees from 2001-2008 and the Health System Board of Directors from 2008-2018 and held five different board positions. Nietmann served on the Calvert Health Board from 2004-2018 and held nine different positions.

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