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Montgomery College Welcomes President of Holy Cross Health Network and Former Dual Enrollment Student as Newest Board of Trustees Members

The Montgomery College Board of Trustees announced two new board members this week,Annice科迪andDeepica Premaratne. The trustees, whose terms began July 1, were appointed by Governor Larry Hogan. Premaratne is a business major in the Macklin Business Institute (MBI). She began her academic career at Montgomery College as a dual enrollment student in high school and will serve a one-year term. Cody is the president of Holy Cross Health Network and will serve a six-year term.

Holy Cross Health Network is Holy Cross Health’s community-based operating division. Holy Cross Health Network operates safety-net health centers and primary care sites; provides more than 200,000 community health encounters annually through programs such as Senior Fit, perinatal education, Chronic Disease Self-Management and community health worker outreach; leads community engagement to promote health equity; oversees Holy Cross Health’s $57 million community benefit program; leads Holy Cross Health’s population health initiatives; and guides the organization’s advocacy initiatives.

托管人科迪是Nexus Montgomery Regional Partnership的董事会主席,这是蒙哥马利县所有六家医院的合资企业,专注于减少可避免的使用率和改善我们社区的健康,这是任何一家医院都无法单独完成的。她是蒙哥马利县商会的董事会成员,也是蒙哥马利前进计划(Montgomery Moving Forward)领导小组的成员,这是一个利用集体影响框架为我们的社区创建更好的早期护理和教育系统的社区合作组织。

Prior to joining Holy Cross Health, Trustee Cody worked as a vice president at the Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm in Fairfax, Virginia. She previously served as vice president, strategic and community planning at Advocate Health Care, a regional health system in Chicago. She has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. from Brown University. She and her husband have lived in Montgomery County since 1998 and have two children.

Student Trustee Premaratne, an MBI business major, began her academic career at Montgomery College as a dual enrollment student in high school. Her contributions to the MC community can be seen through her work as a co-leader of Raptor Tank, the collegewide business pitch competition encouraging participants to explore their entrepreneurial interests. In addition, she helped to revive the MBI Café after it was closed for two years due to the pandemic, implementing initiatives to improve the customer experience and raising funding for projects and programs benefiting the MC community. Through her many years of engagement with the College, she has developed a passion to improve the standards of education and opportunity within the MC community.


The Board of Trustees of Montgomery College is the institution's legal governing body and is comprised of ten community individuals who are appointed by the governor.