Catherine N. Smoot-HaselnusCatherine N. Smoot-Haselnus, MD


Chairman of the Board of QHS; Founder and President, Chesapeake Eye Center, PA; Commissioner, Health Care Access and Cost Commission (1997-2000); Commissioner, Maryland Health Care Commission (2000-2002); National Board of Medical Examiners, 1986; American Board of Ophthalmology, board certified; American Academy of Ophthalmology; American Medical Association; Past President and Board Member, MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society; President, Vice President, and Board Member, Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons; President and Executive Board, Lower Shore Medical Society; Board of Directors, Maryland Medical Political Action Committee.


John MurrayJohn Murray

Vice Chair

Mr. Murray is a member of the Maryland Bar and is a counsel with Miles & Stockbridge PC, a regional law firm with offices in Maryland, Washington, DC and Tysons, Virginia.  He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Miles & Stockbridge between 2001 and 2014. He has a BA degree from Virginia Wesleyan College and a JD degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Mr. Murray's activities include: President, Talbot County Chamber of Commerce; Secretary and Director, Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage; Vice-Chair, Chesapeake Country Economic Development Corporation; Director, Upper Shore Manufacturing and Business Council; President, Talbot County Bar Association; Treasurer and Director, Pickering Creek Environmental Center; and Chair, Talbot County Economic Development Commission.


Margaret (Peggy) Scott SchiffMargaret (Peggy) Scott Schiff, CPA, MBA


Ms. Schiff retired from The Washington Post after working in the industry for over 30 years. Prior to joining the Post, she was an independent auditor with Price Waterhouse & Co. During her last 20 years at the Post she served as Chief Financial Officer/Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, part of the Corporation's senior executive team. Along with the QHS and Delmarva Foundation (DF) boards, Ms. Schiff serves on the Audit and Finance Committees of CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland, is a Trustee for the University of Maryland College Park Foundation and other not-for-profit advisory boards including the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital and The International Women's Media Foundation. In 2002 she was recognized as one of Maryland's "Top 100 Women." Ms. Schiff has a BS in Accounting from the University of Maryland, an MBA in Finance from The George Washington University and maintains an active CPA license in Maryland.


Mary L. FleuryMary L. Fleury, MD

In private practice with four other physicians in Pocomoke City and Salisbury, Maryland; served with the National health Service Corps; former medical director for Hartley Hall Nursing Home; serves on the staff of Peninsula Regional Medical Center; Director of the Chest and Hypertension Clinics of Somerset and Worcester Counties; American College of Physicians; Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland; American Medical Association; Board of Trustees, Charitas; Worcester County Medical Society; Southern Medical Society. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in 1982 she was awarded the National Health Service Distinguished Physician Award.


Melvin D. GeraldMelvin D. Gerald, MD, MPH

Melvin Douglas Gerald, MD completed his undergraduate education at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Howard University School of Medicine and completed a family medicine residency from Freedmens-Howard University Hospital. Dr. Gerald obtained a Master of Public Health degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Hygiene. For a period of time he was involved in academic medicine, but later established primary care group practices. Dr. Gerald is currently President and CEO of Gerald Family Care in the Washington, DC and Maryland areas, as well as G&G Family Care in North Carolina. During his distinguished medical career, Dr. Gerald served on the board of the American Academy of Family Physicians for three years and has received numerous outstanding awards and recognition for his service, contributions, and altruism for humanity.


Jeffrey F. TurnerJeffrey F. Turner, BS

Senior Banking Officer having previously served as Regional President of PNC Bank, President/CEO of Mercantile Peninsula Bank and President/CEO of Peninsula Bank, Mercantile Bankshares; community affiliations including Trustee of Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Director of Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.


J. Bruce WilliamsJ. Bruce Williams, BES

Former President and Owner of Carl J. Williams & Sons, Inc. construction company; Partner O’Neill & Williams commercial property management; Board of Directors The BowMar Millwork Corporation; Chairman of the Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals for the City of Salisbury, Maryland; Advisory Board—Maryland State Bank; Salvation Army Advisory Board; Past President of Eastern Shore Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.