AAHCMS is made up of physicians in Anne Arundel & Howard Counties and is a component of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society. Our mission is to protect and advance the interests of physicians and patients in Anne Arundel and Howard County. Through advocacy, technical assistance, programming, and services, AAHCMS empowers physicians to lead on policies that impact the practice of medicine, access to healthcare, and the public health.
President, Dr. Clement Banda
Dr. Clemet Banda, a Dermatologist in Howard County, has been an active Member of AAHCMS and MedChi. He serves on MedChi’s Legislative Committee where he chairs the Boards and Commissions sub-committee. He is also on the board for the Center for a Healthy Maryland. As one of few Dermatologists to accept Medicaid, he has seen firsthand the difference Medicaid has made in saving lives. He has diagnosed several of his Medicaid patients with skin cancer, leading him to be a fierce advocate to expand access to Medicaid and to encourage more specialty physicians to accept it.
As President of AAHCMS, Dr. Banda is committed to growing membership and getting more member physicians to participate in legislative advocacy. He is a platinum member of MMPAC’s Annapolis Club and has worked to educate our elected officials on the practice of medicine and the needs of patients.
Executive Director, Teresa Healey-Conway
Teresa Healey-Conway joined AAHCMS as Executive Director in 2017. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in political advocacy and membership organization. Already, AAHCMS membership has increased and she is bringing a fresh approach to member engagement as well as prioritizing making AAHCMS a community health resource.