Board of Directors
Brian Sims – President
Director of Quality and Health Improvement, for the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), whose mission is to provide hospitals and health systems leadership, advocacy, and education to help them better serve their communities. Brian has more than ten years of experience working in Maryland’s health care industry. At MHA he works in partnership with regulatory agencies, hospital leadership and various stakeholders to understand key issues and develop appropriate strategies to addressing those issues. His focus is on on helping hospitals improve performance on quality measures, reduce health disparities and improve health equity in the communities they serve. Prior to joining MHA, Brian worked in strategic planning and decision support for area hospitals, analyzing the financial impact of care delivery and identifying opportunities to provide convenient and pertinent care to target populations. In addition to his professional experience, he also serves on the board of the Maryland Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
Dr. Ashanti Woods – Vice President
A board-certified attending pediatrician for Mercy Medical Center, Family Health Canters of Baltimore. Dr. Woods has a great passion for the health outcomes and care delivery of youth. He has received a number of awards in his field, including The G. Bowers Mansdorfer Award for Primary Care presented by Mercy Medical Center, and the Primary Care Pediatrician Award, by the University of Maryland Ambulatory Center. He is currently a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on Family Health Center of Baltimore’s Children Initiative for Dental Outcome Improvement and Mercy’s Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Woods also has a variety of clinical publications, presentations, and televised medical segments to his credit.
Dana Walters – Secretary
Sharone Brinkley-Parker, Ed.D
Director with Baltimore County Public Schools, Sharone has over fifteen years of educational experiences from teaching to providing teacher development as an instructional leader. During her tenure as an educator, she implemented programs to support student’s social, academic, and emotional development using clinicians, community partners and wrap around service providers as well as promoted cultural awareness with adults who directly impact students. While growing as a professional educator, she studied trends in urban education while enrolled at Morgan State University and explored in-depth, the experiences of school and suspensions for African American males at the high school level. Through this exploration she was able to understand the impact of culture and the lack of cultural proficiency on adult interpretation of student behaviors. While earning her doctorate degree, she ignited her passion for the promotion of cultural awareness and cultural understanding of urban students by those providing service to them. There is a tremendous need for urban communities to be educated on issues that impact our children and Dr. Brinkley-Parker is excited about that work.
Founder and Owner of Property Pros, Inc., a small business dedicated to property renovation and preservation in Baltimore City and surrounding areas. Upon receiving her degree in public health from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tammitha began her career as an in-home behavioral specialist at Murray Adolescent Training and Treatment Academy, a residential treatment facility. She then became an educator in the Charlotte Mecklenburg school district, working with special needs children. Later, she became the youngest Program Coordinator of the Family Center’s adolescent parenting program, organizing and providing services to teen mothers and other families in need of various interventions. She has spent the majority of her career as a real estate investor and entrepreneur in Charlotte, North Carolina prior to relocating to Baltimore City where she continues her entrepreneurial endeavors.
Regina Salliey, M.S.W.
Founder and Principal at R. Salliey Philanthropic Advisors, Regina is an experienced philanthropy and nonprofit professional with 15 years of experience. Previously, she worked in Philanthropy at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, managing a portfolio of national programs that promote opportunity for youth and families. Regina also has extensive experience in public administration, including directing family support projects at both the state and local government levels.
Angela Wells-Sims, M.B.A.
As Chief Financial Officer for ExpressCare, a chain of urgent care centers in the Delmarva region, Angela has over eighteen years of analytic, planning, and management experience in non-profit acute healthcare, healthcare insurance and consulting environments. She has proven ability in managing relationships and business functions across multi-facility and multi-regional healthcare organizations, including experience within academic medical centers. Some of her key competencies include budgeting/forecasting, project management, process design, population health analysis, policy analysis, and change management. In addition to these competencies, Angela also holds a MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration & Policy.