Leaning in and Building on Legacy: Northwest Hospital partnership with Leadership Baltimore County

October 2023



Northwest Hospital is a long-respected anchor of the Baltimore County community of Randallstown. The 267-bed nonprofit hospital recently celebrated its 60th anniversary! Throughout the years, Northwest Hospital has remained fully dedicated to its promise of providing exceptional high-quality, patient-focused healthcare for the community.


view of emergency department entrance To celebrate its recent 60th anniversary, Northwest has committed to enhancing the quality of care—starting with the Emergency Department (ED). Did you know 80 percent of Northwest Hospital’s admissions come from patients admitted through the ED? To meet these ever-growing needs, Northwest plans to break ground in the summer of 2024 on an 18-month ED renovation project to advance the quality, safety, efficiency and capacity of emergency care services.

With these volumes, it’s no wonder recruiting and hiring the best and brightest clinicians is vital. Health care professionals in search of an opportunity that provides growth and challenge with a friendly, supportive team look to Northwest Hospital – click here for information on careers.


LBC alumni in group photo outside hospital
LBC Alumni Craig Carmichael, Sepi Gharanfoli, Michele Stiller, Sharon Hendricks and Mike Hamburg

Northwest Hospital and Leadership Baltimore County (LBC) are aligned in the quest to support top talent and their development in becoming exceptional leaders. Northwest is proud to partner with LBC and welcome the support, commitment and guidance the organization invests in leaders. Team members who complete the 10-month program help Northwest Hospital to build on its legacy of leadership by sharing what they learned with their teams.

Northwest Hospital is not only a healthcare anchor in Baltimore County but also an economic engine in the community employing over 1,500 team members and contributing towards the local economy. As an economic and healthcare leader, the mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves. Visit lifebridgehealth.org/northwest to learn more about Northwest Hospital.

LBC Welcomes New Board Members

Leadership Baltimore County Announces Addition of New Board Members

We are pleased to announce the appointments of four new members to its Board of Directors. Brian Bailey, Brian Crowell, Barak Hermann, and Michelle Willie. The board members were installed at LBC’s October board meeting, and their terms will last through 2026.

Brian Bailey, LBC Class of 2023, wears multiple hats at Tradepoint Atlantic. In his primary role as the Director of Safety, Brian leads all occupational safety and health initiatives for Tradepoint Atlantic, a Redwood Capital Investments company, based in Sparrows Point, MD. Brian also holds the position of Executive Director of the Empowerment Academy. He leads the company’s endeavors to establish this specialized training and investment program, specifically designed for minority, veteran, and women-owned small businesses. He earned his BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Brian Crowell, LBC Class of 2022, is a Senior Associate, Practice Leader at KCI Technologies, Inc. Brian has more than 20 years of experience in gas and electric utility design. Throughout his career, he has worked on distribution gas and electric, private residence, outdoor lighting, and system expansion projects. Before KCI, Brian worked at Baltimore Gas and Electric for 10 years. Brian’s goals center around marketing his practice and cross-selling KCI to clients—currently Exelon and Duke. Brian is an advocate for giving back to his community and is the lead contact at KCI for the company’s United Way giving efforts.

Barak Hermann, LBC Class of 2023, is the Chief Executive Officer at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Baltimore. For more than two decades, Barak has been in leadership roles for various JCC locations in Northeast America. He has a vast array of experience in Nonprofit Organizations, Governance, Strategic Planning, Change Management, Coaching, Financial Management, Administration, and Philanthropy. Barak has degrees from Johnson & Wales Univ., Stony Brook Univ., and, Yeshia Univ., along with multiple certificates, most recently from the Harvard Business School and the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Foundation.

Michelle Willie LBC Class of 2023 is the Director of Primary Care at Kaiser Permanente. A registered nurse, Michelle has been in the healthcare industry since 2000. She has an MBA from Western Governors University and a Master of Science from Towson University.

“LBC is thrilled to have these four individuals join our active board. Each one of our board members brings significant professional and volunteer experience to our organization. We look forward to their involvement and leveraging their expertise to help support our mission. LBC has shown significant growth over the past two years and adding this talented group to our board of directors will help augment LBC even further,” stated Amanda Zinn, President and CEO of LBC. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming these leaders.

Attention Nonprofits! How Can the LBC Class of ’23 Support You?

Attention Nonprofits:

What Can the LBC Class of ’23 Do for You?

Leadership Baltimore County is offering an opportunity for 8 nonprofits to participate in the Class of 2023’s Civic Engagement Day. Nonprofits will have the opportunity to participate in a nonprofit fair to showcase their organization, and facilitate an activity for approximately 6-8 people that will give them a “hands on” experience with your organization.

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Where: Oregon Ridge
Time: 10:15 AM – 1:45 PM

Arrive: 10:15 AM
Set-Up Nonprofit Fair: 10:30 AM
Nonprofit Fair: 10:45 – 11:45 AM
Lunch & Activity Set-Up– 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Activity: 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Break Down & Clean Up – 1:45 – 2:00 PM

All participating nonprofits will commit to:

  • Send 1 or 2 staff members or volunteers to represent your organization that day.
  • Have materials available to set-up your space at the nonprofit fair including signage for your organization, printed marketing materials, giveaways and more.
  • Facilitate an activity where LBC classmates can do a “hands on volunteer activity” for an engaging experience with your organization.
  • Stay for the duration of the day (timeline outlined above)
Leadership Baltimore County will provide for nonprofits:
  • A space to set-up for the nonprofit fair inside Oregon Ridge.
  • A large picnic table under the pavilion outside for the activity.
  • Lunch for up to 2 attendees.
  • An opportunity to showcase your organization to more than 50 leaders in Baltimore County!
If you are interested, please complete THIS FORM no later than Monday, May 1st. For questions or more information, please email Lauren Yankolonis at lyankolonis@leagueforpeople.org. Your request to participate will be reviewed by the Leadership Baltimore County Civic Engagement Day Planning Committee, and you will be notified by Friday, May 5th. if your organization has been chosen.

LBC RFP for Business Process and Database Project

LBC is seeking proposals for conducting an analysis of its business processes and database and implementing changes to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Click the link below for details.

Leadership Baltimore County Business Process and Database Project Proposal


Question and Answer Available as of 11/22/21:

1. The timeline shows decision notification to take place on 1/26 – when does LBC anticipate kick-off of the project after decision notification?
Ideally, the start date will be mid to late February. The date can be adjusted by 3-5 weeks depending on the availability of the selected vendor.
2. Is there a target finish date, deadline(s), and/or dependencies related to project completion?
LBC anticipates that this project will take about 4-6 months to complete. LBC staff tends to be less available mid-May through early June, thus that period may be a bit slower. LBC does not have a specific timeline or milestones created at this point.
3. Is a formal SOP Manual (Standard Operating Procedure) a deliverable, or is the expectation for more simplified reference resources to accompany onboarding?
LBC is looking for easy-to-use references to guide staff in the usage of the reports, dashboards, and systems created.
4. The reports found in Appendix A were not explicitly listed as a Deliverable or Known Database Need (though found in Project Goals).  For our clarity, are these part of the scope for this engagement, or provided as part of a roadmap for a future initiative?  If current scope, do you envision their creation in more of a Dashboard or Report format (or could that vary from report to report)?
LBC does want the reports listed to be created as part of the deliverables. We would like both a dashboard and reports.
5. Who is the primary point of contact throughout the duration?
Mary Kay Page will be the primary point of contact throughout the project.
6. We want to make sure you realize the value of this important project.  Are you able/comfortable sharing the budget or target investment for you to realize that value?
LBC cannot share the budget for this project.