News Release, CalvertHealth Foundation

Prince Frederick, MD- The CalvertHealth Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes two new members – Mr. Dwayne Hooper, Executive Minister of Largo Community Church and Mr. Frank Smith, President, and CEO of Idea Solutions.

Hooper brings to the Foundation extensive experience in leadership and financial management. As Executive Minister of Largo Community Church, he cares for a congregation of more than 1,000 members and oversees church financials and various ministries and departments. A former NFL player, Mr. Hooper has a passion for youth and is looking forward to contributing to the Foundation’s Rising Star Program.

Mr. Dwayne Hooper

“I believe in the mission of the hospital to make a difference in every life we touch. As a minister, it spoke to me and I thought, what a way to directly help the residents of the Calvert County community,” said Hooper. He resides in Huntingtown with his wife Patricia and is a proud dad to children DJ, Clarke, and Grant.

A retired Naval Officer, Smith started Idea Solutions in 2002 and also brings a wealth of financial management skills and experience to the Foundation. Idea Solutions is an IT company aimed at increasing its clients’ efficiency and productivity through the implementation of information technology. Mr. Smith is also well-known in the county having served as the former chair of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Frank Smith

A long-time supporter of the medical center, Smith looks forward to the CalvertHealth gala each year. “The gala is a premier event for CalvertHealth and it’s so rewarding to see the community come together to open their hearts to the needs of others,” said Smith, who resides in Huntingtown with his wife Linda.

Theresa Johnson, associate vice president, and executive director for the Foundation said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Hooper and Mr. Smith as new Board Members. These new members will add additional experience and expertise to an already exceptional board.”

These new board members fill vacancies and replace board members who have served on the Foundation’s Board for many years.Foundation Board Chair Lynette Entzian said, “We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. Ramona Crowley Goldberg and Mr. Donnie Downs for their dedicated service, insights and contributions during their time on the Foundation Board.”

The CalvertHealth Foundation,a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with a board of local residents who volunteer their time and talents within the community to further the mission of the medical center.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 410.414.4570

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