PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (March 8, 2016)—The Calvert Hospice Board of Directors appointed Jean Fleming, Ed.D, RN, as the new executive director. Fleming has served as the interim executive director since October and accepted a permanent position with Calvert Hospice on February 24.
"I am sincerely honored to work with such a unique group of highly skilled, committed and compassionate professionals, all of whom consistently provide the complex support that patients and families need during some of the most difficult times in life," said Fleming. "Our Board of Directors is extremely supportive of Calvert Hospice and we appreciate their guidance, expertise, and involvement. All of us want Calvert Hospice to be 'the community's hospice' and we are committed to working together to achieve that vision."
Fleming has served on the Board of Directors for Calvert Hospice for three years, most recently serving as treasurer and as chair of the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee. She had previously served as a hospice volunteer for almost 10 years. She recently returned to school and became an RN; deciding that she could be of most value to patients and families by supporting the nurses, aides, social workers, and other staff who provide direct patient care.
In 2015, Fleming also earned a certificate in population care coordination from Duke University. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Northern Colorado and has nearly 40 years of experience working in the field of adult and continuing education, including as a graduate faculty member and non-profit executive director. She is the immediate past president of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, an international association with over 800 members.
Locally, Fleming has served on the board of Asbury-Solomons and continues to serve on the Calvert County Commission on Aging. She volunteered at Calvert Memorial Hospital for four years before becoming the patient advocate for the Emergency Department in 2014. Her husband, Dr. Richard Fleming, is vice-president and dean of the Prince Frederick campus of the College of Southern Maryland.