Board of Directors

Our Board provides guidance on all aspects of Chase Brexton’s growth. We are honored by the time and dedication each of our Board members provides to us.

More than 51% of our Board of Directors are also patients of Chase Brexton Health Care.


Carolyn Kennedy, JD - President

Carolyn Kennedy has been a member of the Chase Brexton Health Care Board of Directors since 2010.  Prior to joining Chase Brexton, she served on boards of directors for non-profit organizations and private schools.  She volunteered as a mentor, a tutor, and in various capacities for community and church organizations, such as Girl Scouts and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville, Md. Her commitment to public service and desire to become actively involved with a Maryland organization that provides essential services to diverse populations led her to Chase Brexton.  Carolyn graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane University and Catholic University, Columbus School of Law.  She has worked for various federal government agencies and a quasi-federal, non-profit organization.  Presently, Carolyn is an attorney with the Department of Justice.


Walter F. Atha, MD - Vice President

Walter Atha, MD has been a member of the Chase Brexton Health Care Board of Directors cumulatively for six years.  An emergency physician, he is Regional Director of Emergency Medicine for University of Maryland Shore Health.  Walt graduated from University of Washington in Seattle in 1988, received his medical degree from University of Maryland Baltimore in 1995, and completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he subsequently served as faculty for 13 years.  He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine.  Between his undergraduate and medical education, he worked as a project officer for National AIDS Network, a Washington-based parent organization for early community-based AIDS service organizations, and for the Associate Director for AIDS at HRSA, during the passage and implementation of the Ryan White programs.  His partner was the second full-time physician hired by Chase Brexton in 1991, and Walt was privileged to closely observe the early development of the organization.  He is very proud of the large-scale, community-based healthcare provided by Chase Brexton to all patients, with and without access barriers; especially since it originated as a philanthropic endeavor in the LGBT community.


Angelinia T. Sutton - Treasurer

Angelinia Sutton has been a member of Chase Brexton Health Care Board of Directors since 2011. She is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan and a graduate of Bennett College for Women with a degree in accounting and mass communications. Angelinia began her professional career in the pharmaceutical industry in New Jersey.

Angelinia is a seasoned professional with 12 years of experience specializing in a wide range of skills including change management, product development, business continuity, audit, risk management and internal controls.  She is the Director of Strategies and Change Management at Freddie Mac, where she is responsible for leading business strategy and new business initiatives for the Investments & Capital Markets Division.   Prior to joining Freddie Mac, she worked at Deloitte & Touché, Liz Claiborne, and Johnson & Johnson.  

She has always been known for her passion to empower others through coaching and mentoring. She has been actively involved with and supports many organizations, such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the N Street Village, and other charities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. A member of The Junior League of Washington and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., her love for Chase Brexton Health Care is driven by their rich history of educating and providing affordable healthcare to those affected by HIV/AIDS in our communities. The Chase Brexton Health Care team is passionate about providing quality healthcare that meets the needs of all communities, and Angelinia am proud to be a part of the team.


Kristine Holmes, RN - Secretary

Kris Holmes, RN has been a member of the Chase Brexton Health Care Board of Directors since 2008. Currently, she is a Hospital Transition Coordinator with CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield.  As a Registered Nurse for 40 years, she has experience in Emergency Nursing, Community/Public Health, Disaster Preparedness, and Faith Based Health Ministries. Kris graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and has her Masters from Loyola University.   Her experience in diverse health care arenas has allowed her to witness first-hand the devastating problems that occur when individuals and families do not have access to health care. Kris has worked with faith communities in Howard, Baltimore, and Harford Counties, The Horizon Foundation, the advisory board for Maryland Access Point, and county citizen services to promote health, wellness, and disease prevention. She educates faith communities and encourages them to advocate for, and support access to affordable health care within their neighborhoods. Kris is passionate about Chase Brexton Health Care. She receives her healthcare from them.  She knows the history of their grassroots beginnings and believes, that in our current health crisis, they are taking a leading role in shaping the future of affordable, accessible, compassionate health care in the Baltimore metropolitan area.


General Membership

Jack K. Boyson
Marc Cross
Maureen Cunningham
Samuel V. Fuller
Tommy Flow
Joanne Fritz Kraus, LCSW-C
Rohit Gulati, MD
Luz Lopez-Ortiz, JD
Leslie H. Pitton, Jr.
Neha Sheth
James M. Spellissy

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