Meet The Board

Founded in 1967, the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute (MHEI) is the premier provider of leadership, regulatory and quality-related programming and consultative services for its members. It is through this programming that MHEI members gain tools and skills they can implement immediately to enhance the performance of their organizations.



Linda Jones, MHA, CPCU
Managing Director

Sunil Madan, MD, CPE, FACEP
Chief Medical & Population Health Officer
Doctors Community Hospital

Nicole Rochester, MD
Your GPS Doc, LLC

Alex Yazaji, MD FACP
Associate Medical Director, Vice Chairman of Medicine
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital & MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

LeighAnn Sidone, MSN, RN, CENP
Vice President for Nursing & CNO
Suburban Hospital


Jill Donaldson – Chair
MedStar Harbor Hospital

Kenneth S. Lewis, MD, JD
President & CEO (Ret.)

M. Shafeeq Ahmed, MD, MBA, FACOG
Chief Medical Officer/Vice President, Medical Affairs
Howard County General Hospital

Terry Fairbanks, MD, MS
Vice-President Quality & Safety
MedStar Health


Mitchell Schwartz, MD
Chief Medical Officer & President of Physician Enterprise, LLC
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Ibrahim (Pete) Hanna, MD, FACS – Vice Chair
Chief Medical Officer
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital


Terry Lovell, MAS
Vice-President of Human Resources
Chase Brexton Health Care

Nat’e Guyton, RN, DM, NE-BC, CPHIMS
Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer
University of Maryland Medical Center

Kaitlyn Rybczynski, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director, Training and Organizational Development
Sheppard Pratt Health

Bob Atlas
President and CEO
Maryland Hospital Association

Mark S. Rulle, EdD – President
Maryland Healthcare Education Institute

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