Introducing The Daily Record’s 2022 Power 30 Health Care

Introducing The Daily Record’s 2022 Power 30 Health Care

Maryland’s health care professionals once again are responding to a pandemic as well as the usual array of health care issues.


Thomas Baden Jr.

They recognize that there probably won’t be a clear and dramatic end point to the coronavirus. They are building systems and practices that take into account the likelihood this could be a permanent, or at least a long-lasting, part of our lives.

The men and women leading our health care institutions, as well as key policymakers and advocates, have risen again to this challenge. They are the 30 individuals you will meet in this special publication, The Daily Record’s Power 30 Health Care List.

This list was chosen by our editorial team. We reached out to readers and others for input and perspective. Many of the Power 30 are familiar from last year’s list, but you’ll find some new men and women who have made their mark in the industry in the last year.

In these pages we explore how leaders view the health care landscape, how it exists today and what it may look like in the future. And, just as importantly, we’ve tried to offer a glimpse into the kind of people they are, what drives them and how they are helping their colleagues manage through these trying times.

This list is part of a series of Daily Record Power Lists throughout 2022 that will showcase the most powerful figures in law, politics, higher education, banking and other fields. You can find this and all our Power Lists on our website,

We hope you enjoy this publication, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Thomas Baden Jr.

See the Health Care Power List digital edition here.

Bob Atlas
President, CEO
Maryland Hospital Association

Victoria W. Bayless
Luminis Health

John Chessare

Joe DeMattos
Health Facilities Association of Maryland

Letitia Dzirasa
Baltimore City Health Department

Michele Eberle
Executive Director
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

Bruce Jarrell
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Thomas Kleinhanzl
President, CEO
Frederick Memorial Hospital

Traci Kodeck
Health Care Access Maryland

Ed Lovern
President & CEO
Ascension St. Agnes Hospital

David N. Maine
President, CEO
Mercy Health Services

Michele Martz
UPMC Western Maryland

Aileen McShea Tinney

Neil Meltzer
President, CEO
LifeBridge Health

Redonda Miller
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Joseline Pena-Melnyk
Maryland House of Delegates

Brian Pieninck
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Gene Ransom
Executive Director

Paul Rothman
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Lisa Rowen
Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President

Kenneth Samet
MedStar Health

Dennis Schrader
Maryland Department of Health

Joshua M. Sharfstein
Vice Dean/Director
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Leslie Simmons
Senior Vice President, COO
LifeBridge Health

Kevin Sowers
Johns Hopkins Health System

Mohan Suntha
University of Maryland Medical System

Gustavo Torres
Executive Director
CASA de Maryland

Harsh Trivedi
President & CEO
Sheppard Pratt

Ruth Williams-Brinkley
Mid-Atlantic Regional President
Kaiser Permanente

Elizabeth Wise
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health