UM Upper Chesapeake Health Appoints New Board Members




University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health has appointed two new members to its board of directors:  James M. Harkins, director of Maryland Environmental Service, and Lawrence (Larry) Scanlan, CPA, FHFMA, president of Scanlan & Associates, LLC.


In addition, both will serve on the board of directors of The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation.

Jim Harkins


“University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health is fortunate to have Jim Harkins and Larry Scanlan join our board,” said Lyle Sheldon, president and CEO. “They bring a wealth of expertise that will help us continue to be the center of health care excellence in Harford County.”


Harkins is a former Harford  County executive and a member of the House of Delegates, where he served on the Appropriations and Judiciary committees. As director of Maryland Environmental Service, he oversees a state agency of 800 employees who are involved in 849 diverse environmental projects in three states.


In addition, he serves on the board of visitors of the Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center; is a board member for the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority; and is a trustee of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. Harkins also serves on the church council of Emory United Methodist Church.
Scanlan has held executive and financial management leadership positions for more than 40 years. In addition to his consulting and executive coaching firm, Scanlan has served as president of The Hunter Group; managing director of Navigant Consulting; and co-founder and president of Insight Health Partners.

Lawrence Scanlan

He began his career with what is now Deloitte & Touche, CPAs, before moving into the health care sector, serving as chief financial officer for two hospital organizations and as president of two hospitals in Pennsylvania.


A Certified Public Accountant, Scanlan is also a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has authored more than a dozen articles and spoken at numerous conferences. His first book, “Hospital Mergers—Why They Work, Why They Don’t,” was published in 2010 by the American Hospital Association Press.


An active volunteer, Scanlan served on the board and then chairman of the board of trustees at Peirce College in Philadelphia. In addition, he has served on the national board of directors of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has been an adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph University in Philadelphia and Delaware County Community College in Media, Pa.



About University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
In December 2013, Upper Chesapeake Health became University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. It consists of the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center in Bel Air and the University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. The leading health care system and largest private employer in Harford County, UM Upper Chesapeake Health offers a broad range of health care services, technology and facilities to the residents of northeastern Maryland. Visit for more information.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.