Chesapeake Health Care Announces Susanne Gray Stepping Down as CEO; Will Remain as COO

Brian Holland, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Named as Successor

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In June 2018, Susanne Gray will be stepping down as CEO. She will, however, remain as COO.

Chesapeake Health Care (CHC), a leading Federally Qualified Health Center serving patients in the lower Eastern Shore, announced today that Susanne Gray, CEO/COO, will be stepping down as CEO in June 2018.

Gray will retain her role as the Chief Operations Officer, a position she has held since 2011.

Brian Holland, CPA, currently the Chief Financial Officer at CHC, was named the next CEO, effective June 1, 2018. Brian has served as the Chief Financial Officer since 2010. “I am confident that Brian will continue our strategic vision that will provide excellent health care to our patients, and continued growth for CHC as a Community Health Center,” said Gray.

Holland received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Salisbury University, in Salisbury, Maryland, and a Master’s in Taxation from the University of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2004, he became a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. In 2010, Holland became the Chief Financial Officer of Three Lower Counties Community Services, now Chesapeake Health Care.

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Brian Holland, CPA, currently the Chief Financial Officer at CHC, was named the next CEO, effective June 1, 2018. Brian has served as the CFO since 2010.

“We have worked with Brian for the past seven years, and we appreciate his extensive knowledge of the mission and goals of Chesapeake Health Care,” said Father Christopher LaBarge, chairman of the CHC board of directors.

Chesapeake Health Care is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Patients with or without insurance can make Chesapeake Health Care their primary health care provider, and receive services that include: yearly checkups; medical evaluations; laboratory services; prenatal and postnatal care; urogynecology services; diabetes and hypertension screenings; general, preventive, and restorative dentistry; mammogram and specialty care referrals; mental health counseling; immunizations; interpreter services; employment, school, and sports physicals; pharmacy services; transportation; and hearing and vision testing.


Chesapeake Health Care

Founded in 1994, Chesapeake Health Care is a multidisciplinary healthcare practice serving Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties in Maryland. Approximately 100 providers are on staff to provide healthcare to the region’s patients in the following disciplines: Adult and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology, Mental Health, Dental, and Pharmacy. Chesapeake Health Care has locations in Pocomoke, Princess Anne, Berlin, and Salisbury, Maryland. Healthcare is extended to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, and insured. A Sliding Fee Scale program is available to assist eligible patients with healthcare payments. We care about YOUR health! For more information about Chesapeake Health Care visit