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President and CEO of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Healthcare finance executive and banker Leigh T. Howe became the MPTC President and CEO in June 2018. Howe has 40-years of experience working at major U.S. banks and private investment companies focusing on healthcare lending and investing. A native of Baltimore, Howe worked at Equitable Trust and NationsBank as a Senior Vice President in the first healthcare banking group in Maryland from 1978 to 1995. In 1995, she joined M&T Bank in Baltimore and became Administrative Vice President in healthcare banking where she was responsible for managing a portfolio totaling close to $2 Billion. 

In 2007, Howe was a founding principal in Windsor Healthcare Equities, a Baltimore-based private equity investment company, where she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. At Windsor, she developed a $500 million portfolio of healthcare assets including senior housing, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, medical office buildings and medical technology. Most recently, Howe was Executive Vice President and Chief Credit and Risk Officer for CFG Community Bank in Baltimore.
Interim Chief Financial Officer / Vice President of Corporate Development for Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Shareef is a private equity specialist bringing 20 years of industry experience in healthcare, oil and gas and technology.  While at Citigroup New York, he directed consumer and healthcare M&A as a Global Markets investment banker. While with the Qatar Investment Authority Foundation in Doha and Hermes in Dubai, he invested $85M in energy infrastructure projects across emerging markets including the Saharan Desert. While with Qualcomm in Silicon Valley, Shareef managed a $100M telecommunications semiconductor product line which he successfully deployed worldwide.

He has conducted business in 30 countries and has worked and lived overseas for 5 years in China and the Middle East / North Africa region. He held Series 7 and 63 licenses while based on Wall Street and graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA with honors in Finance and Management. Shareef also graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science cum laude in Electrical Engineering and concentration in International Relations.
Operating Partner with Maryland Proton Treatment Holdings

Ms. Hutchinson has over 15 years’ experience managing large scale global operations, leading corporate strategy teams and consulting within the financial services industry, and focuses on providing consulting services within the healthcare industry to proton therapy centers in various stages of development.
Ms. Hutchinson has experience as Chief Operating Officer of a healthcare development company.  In her role as COO, Ms. Hutchinson was responsible for oversight of the broader organization and was an integral player in senior financing negotiations and due diligence, clinical partner agreement negotiations, development of staffing plans and hiring schedules, reimbursement strategy and negotiation, and review of general business contracts for several proton centers.
Ms. Hutchinson holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in Finance and Strategy and a B.A. in International Studies from Emory University.
Vice President of Marketing at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Jeremy brings a bold entrepreneurial mindset to the Maryland Proton Treatment Center, where he manages the growth and marketing efforts. He focuses on creating and implementing scalable growth plans, managing relationships with vendors and driving volumes.
Jeremy has more than 15 years of experience in consulting, developing teams and opportunities in a range of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 organizations.  A graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in finance, he has established financial controls, led the advancement of succession plans, and significantly increased profit margins while driving sales, marketing, business development, client services and growth strategies. In addition to his work at MPTC, Jeremy is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship Marketing at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

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