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Leadership Southern Maryland Announces Incoming & Outgoing Members of Board of Directors

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – June 13, 2022: At its June board meeting, Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) confirmed its board of directors for 2022-2023.

Joining the board are Chris Breedlove LSM’18, chief of zoning enforcement for the Department of Planning & Zoning, Calvert County Government; John Greely LSM’11, vice president of operations, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital; and Rick Steinmetz LSM’20, partner at The Law Offices of Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C.

Born in Washington, DC and raised in Waldorf, Maryland, Christopher Breedlove developed a fascination with public safety at a young age. He began his career with the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police in 1999 and promoted to the rank of sergeant before retiring on disability in 2010.

Breedlove has spent over a decade with Calvert County Planning & Zoning as the chief of zoning enforcement. He also serves as an emergency services instructor for the University of Maryland, Maryland Fire Rescue Institute and supports the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter.

Breedlove holds a degree in fire science. He is a graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland Class of 2018 and a 2021 Leadership Maryland grad. He is married with one son. He enjoys camping and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

John Greely, FACHE, has worked in various leadership roles for 15 years at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. As vice president, he is responsible for overseeing MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Pharmacy; Imaging, Cardiology & Neurology; Patient Transporters; Laboratory Services; Rehabilitation Medicine; Nutrition; Facilities; Security and Environmental Services. Prior to taking on the VP role, Greely was the director of Decision Support/Performance Improvement/Health Information Management. In this role, he facilitated various committee and performance improvement initiatives throughout the hospital.

Greely is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and earned a master’s degree with a concentration in finance from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. He is a life-long resident of St. Mary’s County and is actively involved in the community.

Richard Steinmetz was born and raised in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He received a BA in political science from East Stroudsburg University and earned his law degree from Catholic University (DC). He has been practicing law for over 15 years, first as an associate at Andrews, Bongar, Starkey & Clagett, P.A. and currently as a partner at Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, PC in Lexington Park.

Steinmetz is married, has two daughters, and resides in La Plata. He is a member of the Leonardtown Rotary Club and South Potomac Church in White Plains, Maryland. He is an avid runner, likes to read, and has a wide variety of literary interests, mostly encompassing history and biographies. He also enjoys activities with his family and playing with his dogs.

LSM’s executive board membership for 2022-2023 is as follows: Gadson “Ed” Rule LSM’18, president; Tom Clark LSM’18, vice president; Joan Thorp, LSM’18, treasurer; Joe Mortensen LSM’16, secretary, and Mary Beth Cook LSM’17, immediate past president.

LSM thanks Christina Johannsen LSM’19, Stephen Michaels LSM’17, Jacklyn Miles LSM’17, and Kristine Wilcox LSM’15 for their board service which completed in June 2022.