Alvin J. Nichols / Executive Vice President
Alvin Nichols is an expert and passionate driver of excellence in corporate governance, public policy, business strategies execution, and organizational performance management.
He is recognized as a builder of partnerships, and successfully leading transformational community investment, economic development and human service initiatives. Alvin has served two governors as a trustee of three different state commissions, including the Port of Baltimore, among the Nation’s top 10 ports. His hands-on leadership helped forge a groundbreaking $1.3 Billion Public-Private Partnership that positioned Baltimore as one of only two U.S. East Coast ports able to handle the new Super-Post-Panamax cargo ships traveling through the rebuilt Panama Canal.
As Director of Fannie Mae’s Washington Partnership Office, Alvin was named “Loaned Executive” to Howard University, charged with leading the 150-block Howard University, Fannie Mae, LeDroit park initiative. the extraordinary success of the LeDroit Park Initiative was hailed locally and nationally as
a groundbreaking example of the power of community and institutional partnership in leading neighborhood revitalization. LeDroit park’s success was chronicled in the Federal Reserve Bank MarketWise Magazine, and featured in the New York times, other media and special interest publications.
Alvin has a lifelong commitment to active community engagement, currently serving on the BB&T Bank Suburban Maryland Advisory Board and as Chair of the Board of Volunteers of America Chesapeake (VOAC), which annually serves more than 16,000 of the most vulnerable men, women and children in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. VOAC’s services include residential Substance Abuse Treatment centers, Permanent Supportive Housing for individuals with intellectual disabilities and a new innovative Residential Reentry Center for individuals being released from federal incarceration.
Alvin holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, from American University, in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Environmental Studies, from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Barbara Wahl, RN, MA / Chief Operating Officer
Barbara Wahl joined the Concerted Care Group during the planning and development of its first medical center, Concerted Care Group Baltimore, and built the operations of the center from the ground up, including, hiring and training its staff, building policies and procedures and achieving full CARF accreditation within eight months of opening its doors.
Barbara came to CCG from the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Division of Community psychiatry. while there she ran the PATH outreach program, the Community Support Case Management Program, the Safe Haven transitional shelter, the SSI Project entitlements program, the Community Psychiatry Behavioral Health Home, and integrated Care. these programs provided a coordinated continuum of care to individuals coping with issues of mental health, addiction, and homelessness.
Barbara has worked in psychiatric research and homelessness services in Oakland, California, New York City, and Baltimore. In 2002 with Common Ground Communities, she developed a sixty-bed shelter serving “long term shelter stayers” that had a 99% successful placement rate. She worked as a psychiatric nurse on an inpatient unit as well as the detox unit at johns Hopkins Hospital serving patients with dual diagnoses, neuro-impairments and psychotic disorders. She provided individual and family therapy in a community health center in Brooklyn, New York and has also been involved with the progression of telehealth in the realm of remote therapeutic services. She is a master diagnostician and has been involved in grant procurement, including grants
for a $6 million study on autism, a study on the needs of the Arab American community in the post 9/11 aftermath, and a study examining social service utilization in Brooklyn’s most economically challenged neighborhoods.
She is a strong proponent of person centered care and believes CCG’s core values and whole-person approach are the key to successful outcomes. She also believes that positive change is possible in Baltimore City with the right approach, and that everyone here deserves a chance to live safe, productive, and meaningful lives. Barbara earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology at Sonoma State University and a bachelor’s in Nursing from New York University. She earned her master’s degree in applied psychology at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Susan Naylor-Adams / Chief Financial Officer
Susan brings to CCG over 25 years’ hands-on financial management experience in finance, operations, and information management systems and technology; in both for-pro t and not-for-pro t healthcare settings.
Her vast healthcare career includes 10 years’ senior management experience with the Baltimore Medical System, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center system in Maryland, where she rose through the ranks from Controller, to Chief Information Officer, to Chief Financial Officer, responsible for financial risk, financial planning and reporting, billing and collections, and information management.
In 2007, Susan founded her own firm, Susan Naylor-Adams & Associates, serving the professional and financial services needs and requirements of healthcare, aviation and other industries, including such firms as Lancaster General Health, Baltimore Medical Systems, and Delaware Health net, among others.
Susan holds an MBA from St. Joseph’s University. She also is a licensed pilot and is the founder of Cargill Aeronautical Academy and Service Center, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved flight training school.
Erika N. Kane, M.D. / Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Kane joins CCG following an exceptional 11-year career with Family Health Centers of Baltimore, where for the last six years she served as Behavioral Health Medical Director.
Dr. Kane holds the unique distinction of being certified by both the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the Board of Family Medicine.
Her peers and accrediting bodies, as well as supportive service and treatment advocacy organizations recognize Erika as a leader in addictions medicine. She has served in many capacities aimed at increasing the quality and effectiveness of integrated medical care, including as Independent Medical Review Panelist for the Maryland Board of Physicians and as an Advisory Panel Member for the Revision of Guidelines for Continuing Care physicians in the Baltimore Buprenorphine initiative.
Erika received her Doctor of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and served her Family Practice Residency at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She received her BA is Psychology from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
Doug Rashid / Director of Corporate Communications
Doug Rashid has over 15 years of experience as an independent public relations, marketing, media and recruitment strategist.
Having worked with large pharmaceutical & biotechnology corporations such as, Merck, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Medimmune and DuPont to the world’s largest airport concessionaire HMSHost to first time restaurateurs like Taylor Gourmet, Rashid has a proven record of thinking outside the box. Often referred to by colleagues as the anti-agency, Rashid’s, knack for shaping a brand’s voice and engineering a brand’s traditional media and digital messaging is unparalleled. Rashid’s highlights include a small business roundtable with the POTUS, a 2nd visit from the POTUS and VP Biden. Rashid has successfully launched numerous content strategy/development programs that result in activation of traditional & social media campaigns for local and national brands. a native to the DC area, Rashid currently lives in the bustling 14th St corridor of the nation’s capital.