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August 22, 2006

Contact: Patricia Adams

New Members Join School of Nursing's Board of Visitors

Baltimore, Md. – The University of Maryland School of Nursing has added four new members to its Board of Visitors. They include: Scott J. Corbett, senior vice president, Sodexho Healthcare Services; Victoria McAndrews, co-founder, senior vice president, and chief financial officer for CMD Outsourcing Solutions; Beth Peters, vice president for development at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center; and Deborah Tillett, president of BreakAway, Ltd.

“We welcome our new Board members and look forward to working with them on exciting initiatives to benefit the School of Nursing,” says Board Chair Steven S. Cohen, president of Integrated Operations at MedStar Health.

The Board of Visitors consists of dynamic leaders from both the private and public sectors, whose contributions of time, knowledge and funds serve as a cornerstone to sustaining excellence in undergraduate and graduate nursing education. At the invitation of the Dean, Board members serve in an advisory role, communicate the School's messages to the greater Baltimore business and professional communities, and partner with the School in strategic fundraising initiatives.

“We are very pleased that these exemplary leaders have joined our distinguished Board of Visitors,” said Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing. “Their expertise is crucial for assuring that our education, research, and clinical practice programs maintain leadership positions in higher education and remain responsive to the ever-changing needs in the health care arena.”

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