Kennedy Krieger Institute Elects Six New Members to Board of Directors

June 26, 2012
Toby Bozzuto, Michael Busch, Pam Gillin, Nancy Grasmick, Stephanie Cooper Greenberg and Stephen Keelty all join Institute's Board

Baltimore, MD -- Over the past year, Kennedy Krieger Institute has elected six new members to its Board of Directors. These members join more than 35 Baltimore-area community and business leaders who guide Kennedy Krieger in serving children with special needs. The new members are:

Kennedy Krieger Institute New Board Members

Toby Bozzuto
President, Bozzuto Development Company
As President of Bozzuto Development Company, Toby Bozzuto oversees the day-to-day development activities for the company's apartment development operations. The company has more than 3,000 rental units in the pipeline or under construction throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Bozzuto serves on many committees including the Maryland Health and Higher Education Facilities Authority, the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute's Baltimore District Council, and the Buildings & Grounds Committee for Maryland Institute College of Art.

Michael E. Busch
Speaker, Maryland House of Delegates
Speaker Michael E. Busch (D - Dist 30) has been a member of the Maryland General Assembly's House of Delegates since 1986. He was first elected Speaker of the House of Delegates in January of 2003. As Speaker, he has focused on expanding health care to the uninsured, particularly focusing on quality health care for children as well as working to maintain affordable, guaranteed-issue health insurance for Maryland's small business community. Speaker Busch also launched an innovative public safety program for the City of Annapolis that has become a statewide model for law enforcement agencies.

Pam Gillin
Volunteer and Research Assistant, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Pam Gillin is a dedicated supporter and employee of Kennedy Krieger Institute. She began her career as a nurse at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC and in 1992 received a Masters in Nursing from Pace University. In 2005, Gillin joined Kennedy Krieger as a research assistant with a special interest in autism. She served for six years as co-chair for Kennedy Krieger's annual ROAR for Autism fundraising event. Gillin and her husband, John, have three children, the eldest of whom graduated from Kennedy Krieger High School.

Nancy Grasmick, Ph.D.
Former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Nancy Grasmick served as Maryland’s first female state superintendent from 1991 - 2011. Dr. Grasmick's career in education began as a teacher of deaf children at the William S. Baer School in Baltimore City. She subsequently served as a classroom and resource teacher, principal, supervisor, assistant superintendent and associate superintendent in the Baltimore County Public Schools. In 2012, Dr. Grasmick was named a Presidential Scholar for Innovation in Teacher and Leader Education at Towson University, where she is charged with transforming the university's teacher preparation and early career support program into a national model.

Stephanie Cooper Greenberg
Founder & Volunteer, Therapy Dog Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Stephanie Cooper Greenberg, a former fundraiser, serves on several boards and is involved in many community and philanthropic activities. In 2009, Cooper Greenberg started the R.E.A.D (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program for students at the Kennedy Krieger Lower Middle School, which uses therapy dogs to help children improve their reading skills and confidence. The program later expanded to Kennedy Krieger's High School and Center for Autism. Cooper Greenberg also makes regular visits with her dogs to the inpatient unit and coordinates and trains the numerous therapy dog teams that visit patients at Kennedy Krieger.

Stephen M. Keelty
Vice President, The Keelty Company
Stephen Keelty serves as Vice President of the Keelty Company, a family-owned business involved in real estate development and property management. Keelty oversees building and land transactions, land development, permitting, engineering, budget management and building construction within the Keelty Company portfolio. His most notable work includes the completion of the residential development known as Mays Chapel, now home to approximately 12,000 residents. Keelty also played an integral part in the design and construction of Roundwood Shopping Center, Roundwood Professional Building and Stevenson Station.

About the Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 18,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.

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