Executive Team

A team is a reflection of its leadership. At Chase Brexton Health Care, we are fortunate to have leaders who believe in empowering our team and each of our team members, work to create new paths to improve access and health outcomes for our communities, and are dedicated to our mission and vision.

Our Executive Team guides the day-to-day operations of Chase Brexton, overseeing all services and centers.

PATRICK MUTCH - President & Chief Executive Officer

Patrick F. Mutch is a well-respected health care administrator and leader who joined Chase Brexton as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2017.

His nearly 40-year career includes roles as the chief executive officer of health care systems in Baltimore, Boston, and suburban Washington, D.C. He is committed to organizations with strong missions to serve the health care needs of their communities.

With experience leading integrated delivery systems including both hospitals and physician group practices, Patrick has developed multiple, lasting partnerships with academic medical centers and universities, federally qualified health centers and many other community organizations.

He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Health degrees, specializing in health care administration, from the University of Pittsburgh. Patrick is also active in the community, serving on church and civic associations and in academic teaching roles. He is married to Amy Mutch; they have two children and four grandchildren.

Michelle barrera - chief operations officer

A knowledgeable and dynamic health care leader, Michelle Barrera, RN, JD, FACHE, was named Chase Brexton’s Chief Operations Officer in 2017.

Known for her mission-oriented leadership of health care systems in the Houston area, Michelle is a highly regarded addition to Chase Brexton Health Care’s team.  A keen leader with experience in nursing, law, and health care operations of both non-profit health systems and non-profit Federally Qualified Health Centers like Chase Brexton, Michelle’s career has been dedicated to quality, compliance, and clinical operations, particularly for those in need.

As COO, Barrera is charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of all Chase Brexton centers while working with the executive team to deliver measurable, cost-effective strategies that will ensure quality health care remains accessible in the communities we serve. Michelle will collaborate with all frontline teams to develop and implement efficient and effective systems that increase their abilities to meet the needs of our patients and our communities.

A registered nurse, Michelle later received her Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas. She has previously worked for several health care systems in Texas and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Robin Brooks - Chief Financial Officer

A keen and strategic thinker, Robin Brooks joined the Chase Brexton team as Chief Financial Officer in 2013. 

Robin possesses more than 32 years of experience in finance, including: valuation, project financing, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions analysis, cost of capital analyst, long range planning, public corporate financing, investor relations support, and rating agency interaction.

As CFO, Robin develops and manages the organization’s budget, and oversees Chase Brexton’s financial operations, including billing, general accounting, accounts payable, grant management, and investments.  She previously held the position of CFO at Sentient Medical System and Travelex/Ruesch International. 

Robin received her bachelor of science in accounting from Indiana University, and later her masters in business administration from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  She is a certified public accountant in the state of Virginia.  

Becky Frank - Vice President, Development & Marketing

Responsible for strategic planning, donor development, special events, corporate partnerships, and organizational branding and marketing, Becky Frank brings experience, expertise, and vision for the organization.

As Vice President of Development and Marketing at Chase Brexton Health Care,  Becky reaches out to the community to inform them of the opportunities Chase Brexton offers, both in terms of health care and also encouraging individuals and groups to become involved in increasing the capability of the organization through volunteering and donations. 

After receiving her degree in marketing from University of Washington,  Becky devoted her career to nonprofit work and uniting people with needs. She has led development programs with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Liver Foundation, and the Lupus Foundation of America. In each role, Becky empowered those who wanted to help their cause to find appropriate ways to get involved and make a difference. 

Shanae Murray - Vice President, Human Resources

Shanae Murray provides strategic guidance and manages the overall functions of Human Resources for Chase Brexton Health Care, including recruiting, benefits, compensation, organizational development, talent management, policy development, regulatory compliance, and employee relations.

For the past ten years, Shanae provided guidance and coaching in workforce and human capital management in various health care organizations.  She served as an advisor in identifying and responding to a wide range of employee and labor concerns.  She was responsible for the design and implementation of various initiatives to enhance workforce satisfaction, employee engagement, talent strategies, diversity and inclusion. 

Additionally, she is an active community volunteer and is involved in several organizations whose focus has been to develop talent, mentor youth, and provide opportunities for self-improvement in disadvantaged and underserved communities. She serves as an Advisory Board Member at Catonsville Community College in Maryland where she facilitated Career Workshops; she is a current mentor for the Sister-to-Sister Program; she served on the advisory council for the Baltimore Urban Debate League and the Academy of Finance for Baltimore County Schools; and she currently volunteers on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Howard County Human Resources Association. 

A proud native of Baltimore City and graduate of the Frederick Douglass Senior High School, Shanae has a bachelor of science in business and management from Johns Hopkins University and a master of arts in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. 

Marc Summerfield - asst. Vice President, pharmacy

Marc Summerfield possesses 40 years of experience in institutional and ambulatory care pharmacy including management and leadership positions, primarily in stand-alone pediatric hospitals and academic medical centers. 

Marc is committed to providing excellent, state-of-the-art distributive and clinical pharmacy services to all Chase Brexton’s patients and customers. He received the University of Maryland Honored Alumnus Award in 2010, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Connecticut in 2013, and the Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacy W. Arthur Purdum Award in 2013. Marc holds a faculty appointment at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy.

Marc has spoken nationally and published on a variety of topics, including Pharmacy Automation, Medication Safety, Pharmacy Management and Leadership, and Business Writing.

He received his Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and later completed a two-year pharmacy residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital with a concurrent Master’s Degree in Institutional Pharmacy at the University of Maryland. 

Marc is married to Anna Summerfield; they have two children.

alice sliwka - asst. Vice President, quality & population health

With over 30 years of nursing experience, Alice Sliwka has demonstrated her advocacy for patients and staff through her commitment to patient safety and quality of care delivery. 

She has clinical experience in medical/surgical and critical care nursing, emergency medicine, and digestive disorders. With a focus on quality of care and patient safety, she was a member of the executive team at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for many years. At Chase Brexton, Alice is dedicated to quality care delivery, corporate compliance and efficient clinical operations.

As Assistant Vice President, Alice oversees the quality and risk management for the organization, ensuring compliance with all regulatory agencies along with credentialing, infection prevention, and population health and management. Working with clinical staff she assists with enhancing the patient experience and improving clinical outcome as the clinical teams pursue optimal health for all patients.

Alice has advanced degrees in Nursing and Health Administration from College of Notre Dame and University of Phoenix. A native of Baltimore County, she is very proud to be a part of the Chase Brexton family. Alice is a member of the Maryland Nurses Association and American College of Healthcare Executives. She has served on the Advisory Board for the Maryland Board of Nursing and Towson University Health Care Management Board. She has three children and five grandchildren.

NATE SWEENEY - eXECutive dIRECTOR, lgbt hEALTH resource center

Nate Sweeney is the Executive Director of the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Services, where he works address the health disparities faced by the diverse populations of the LGBT community. 

In this capacity, he designed and launched the LGBT Health Resource Center, led the development of Maryland’s first LGBT aging program, and spearheaded the creation of an interdisciplinary child and adolescent gender clinic, called Gender JOY (Journeys of Youth). He was the creator and founder of “National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day,” now celebrated every May 16. 

He was previously with Catholic Charities, working at St. Elizabeth, a non-profit 162-bed nursing home, and before that was administrator of The Green House Residences at Stadium Place, Maryland’s first Green House style home. In both roles, he implemented the culture change model of elder-centered long-term care. Before his tenure in senior housing, Mr. Sweeney worked in direct care and then in management for a hospice program for formerly homeless men and women with AIDS. He spent several years at Johns Hopkins conducting research on sexual behavior, as a counselor to individuals with HIV, and as research coordinator for clinical and observational trials on diabetic and oncological neuropathy. 

He has both research and journalistic experience with the Gay and Lesbian community in Baltimore, as well as experience in working with diverse populations of staff and residents in senior care facilities. He holds a Master’s in Management of Aging Services from the Erickson School at UMBC. 

Senior Executive Assistant to CEO & Board Liaison: Deborah Gallagher

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