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 – Vice Chair
Chief Medical & Population Health Officer
Doctors Community Hospital

Nicole Rochester, MD – Chair
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
MedStar Harbor Hospital

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

M. Shafeeq Ahmed, MD, MBA, FACOG
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
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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