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.

JUAN NEGRIN - President

Juan Negrin has been a member of the Chase Brexton Health Care Board of Directors since January 2017.  He is a Project Management Professional and Epic-certified Information Technology leader. For the last five years, he has managed Business Intelligence, Data Governance, Reporting and Analytics at GBMC HealthCare. In that role, Juan recently led the reporting implementation of the Epic EHR system and the development of an Enterprise Data Warehouse, which was honored with a Platinum Award in Health IT. Prior to GBMC, he directed the development of web-based solutions as a contractor with the Department of Health and Human Services, following a long career at Provident Bank of Maryland.  He holds a Master of Arts in Applied History from Carnegie-Mellon University, a Bachelor of Arts in History from Cornell University and a post-baccaluareate certificate in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  Juan is fluent in English, Spanish and French and is passionate about health and education; he and his wife participated in the foundation of a Charter School, the Green School of Baltimore. He is honored and thrilled to support Chase Brexton in providing compassionate, quality healthcare and ensuring equal access to everyone, and firmly believes that everyone's health matters.


KATHY WARD - Vice President

Kathy Ward, BSN, RN, ACM, CCM is a professional registered nurse with 34 years of experience as a manager, case manager, educator, and staff nurse. Since 2003, she has worked in the Care Management Department of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she is responsible for the assessment, coordination, and discharge planning of patients with complex medical cases.

She previously worked for United Healthcare, Americhoice; Helix Home Health and Hospice Services, and St. Agnes Health Care.

She holds a BS in Nursing from Notre Dame of Maryland and a diploma in Nursing from Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She has been certified by the Commission for Case Manager Certification, and the American Case Management Association.


 Russ Montgomery, PhD, has been a member of the Chase Brexton Board of Directors since 2019 and currently serves as Treasurer. He is a Director of Policy at Gilead Sciences, with responsibility for analysis of policies related to health care value in health systems across the globe. 

Previously, Russ was a Vice President at Discern Health, a health policy consulting firm, and held positions with various state and federal health agencies, including the Maryland Department of Health and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In 2015, Russ earned his PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also holds a Master of Health Science from Johns Hopkins and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Hendrix College. 

Russ is passionate about health equity and improving access to high quality health care. A longstanding Chase Brexton patient and Baltimore resident, he is honored to serve on the Board and support Chase Brexton's important mission and role in the community.


The Rev. Dr. Paula Teague has been a member of the Chase Brexton Health Care Board of Directors since September 2016. She is the Senior Director of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy for Johns Hopkins Health System.  Dr. Teague is a leader in chaplaincy and education, and has authored articles and presented on topics related to this field.  The mission of Chase Brexton is dear to her heart; it aligns with her own professional sense that injustice and inequity are key factors in health care and must be addressed in order to create a culture that promotes health and well-being. Paula has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia in Atlanta and an MBA from the Hopkins Carey School of Business.  Her professional goal is for spiritual care to be fully utilized as a resource in the provision of inclusive and respectful clinical care, education of future healthcare leaders and advancement of the science and practice of medicine.

General Membership

Alaysia Phillips
Dr. Crystal Simpson
Dr. Damien D. Crawford
F.T. Burden
Jessica Obayan
Joseph Ferlise
Julia Kreiger
Kaye Gooch
Oscar Franklin
Dr. Rahul Gor
Sam Fuller
Sanjeev Dev