UM Upper Chesapeake Health Elects Bryan Kelly Board Chair

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James M. Harkins, Franklin J.  Hajek and Richard P. Streett, Jr. were also elected to leadership positions

of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) has elected Bryan E. Kelly, CFP,
chair of the board. James M. Harkins has been elected vice-chair; Franklin J.
Hajek, CPA, treasurer; and Richard P. Streett, Jr. V.M.D., secretary. They will
serve two-year terms.

Kelly is a Certified Financial
Planner and founding partner of The Kelly Group, a Bel Air-based firm that provides
financial planning, wealth management and asset management services.

He serves on the board of directors for Harford
Bank and the PIMCO Independent Advisory Council. He is past chair and vice chair
of Harford Community College; a past board member of the Harford Community
College Foundation and past chair of the Academy of Finance. He also served on
the Financial Planning Association of Maryland and served as past co-chair of
the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Economics Advisory Council
and past president and treasurer of the Maryland Association of Community

A Darlington resident, Kelly has been involved with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health for several years. He was appointed to the UM UCH, Hospital, Venture and UCH Foundation boards in 2013. He has served as treasurer of UM UCH and its hospitals’ boards of directors and chair of the Finance Committee. He is a former member of the University of Maryland Medical System’s Financial Affairs Committee. 

Harkins, vice-chair of the UM UCH
board and a Whiteford resident, is a former Harford County Executive and member
of the House of Delegates, where he served on the Appropriations and Judiciary
committees. He has served on the hospital and foundation boards since 2015.

addition to serving in the legislature and as county executive, Harkins worked
in the Harford County Sheriff’s Office in addition to being director of
Maryland Environmental Service. He serves as a trustee of the Maryland State
Retirement and Pension System, where he chairs the Administrative Committee and
serves on the Corporate Governance, Investment and Securities Litigation

He has received numerous
awards including the Law Enforcement Award from the Susquehanna Optimist Club; Law
Enforcement Commendation Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution; Legislator
of the Year Award from the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association and Legislative
Appreciation Award from the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police.

He was first elected to vice-chair of the UM UCH and Hospitals’ boards of directors in January 2018.  He also serves as UM UCH’s representative to the University of Maryland Medical System board of directors.

Hajek, the
newly elected treasurer, is a Certified Public Accountant with a private
practice, Frank Hajek & Associates, P.A., in Bel Air. Since 1988, his firm has
provided financial guidance to businesses and individuals, with expertise
ranging from tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services
such as audits, financial statements, computer consulting and financial

He began
his public accounting career with Price Waterhouse and then joined Schnepfe
& Company, a Towson-based firm.

A Bel Air resident, Hajek has been and remains active in many community and professional organizations. He was appointed to the UM UCH, Hospital, Venture and foundation boards of directors in 2013.  He serves as chair of the UM UCH Finance Committee, where he previously served as vice-chair. He also serves as a member of the University of Maryland Medical System Financial Affairs Committee. 

a veterinarian, was elected secretary of the UM UCH board. He has been involved
with UM UCH for many years, including serving on the foundation board starting
in 1999, which he chaired from 2007-15, and serving as treasurer of the UM UCH
board. Streett is also the chairperson of the Board’s Planning Committee.

founded a veterinary practice in 1971 that now has locations in Churchville,
Bel Air and Havre de Grace and is also a partner in The Spenceola Group, a
commercial and residential property development and management group.

A Churchville resident and active
community member, Streett is past chairman and a member of the Harford County
Economic Development Advisory Board. He is also a past chairman of the Harford
Community College board of trustees and former chair of the board of directors of the American Veterinary Medical
Foundation. He has served on executive and advisory boards for state and
national veterinary associations. He is a co-founder and vice chair of the
Greater Harford Committee, secretary of the board of directors of the Maryland
Environmental Service and serves on the
Global Leadership Council of the Dean of the University of Maryland College of
Agriculture and Natural Resources.  He is
a past member of the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland
Agricultural Commission.

of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s board leadership members are dedicated to
our community and are committed to providing the best health care delivery
system possible,” said Lyle E. Sheldon, FACHE, president/CEO of UM UCH.
“They are passionate about the quality care we provide to patients and
support our vision to create the healthiest community in Maryland. We are
fortunate to have their expertise, leadership and commitment guiding our

About University
of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health includes the University of
Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and the Patricia D. and M. Scot
Kaufman Cancer Center in Bel Air, the Senator Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill
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, specialty
care, technology and facilities to the residents of northeastern Maryland.
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