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Feb 14, 2019
University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health has elected its leadership for the next two years, naming Bryan E. Kelly, CFP, chair of the board; James M. Harkins, vice-chair; Franklin J. Hajek, CPA, treasurer; and Richard P. Streett Jr. V.M.D., secretary. Kelly is a certified financial planner and founding partner of The Kelly Group, a Bel Air-based firm that provides financial planning, wealth management and asset management services. He serves on the board of directors for Harford Bank and the PIMCO Independent Advisory Council. He is past chair and vice chair of Harford Community College; a past board member of the Harford Community College Foundation and past chair of the Academy of Finance. A Darlington resident, Kelly has been involved with UM UCH for several years. He was appointed to the UM UCH, Hospital, Venture and UCH Foundation boards in 2013. He has served as treasurer of UM UCH and its hospitals’ boards of directors and chair of the Finance Committee. He is a former member of the University of Maryland Medical System’s Financial Affairs Committee. Harkins is a former Harford County Executive and member of the House of Delegates, where he served on the appropriations and judiciary committees. He has served on the hospital and foundation boards since 2015. In addition to serving in the legislature and as county executive, Harkins worked in the Harford County Sheriff’s Office in addition to being director of Maryland Environmental Service. He serves as a trustee of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, where he chairs the Administrative Committee and serves on the Corporate Governance, Investment and Securities Litigation committees. He was first elected to vice-chair of the UM UCH and Hospitals’ boards of directors in January 2018. He also serves as UM UCH’s representative to the University of Maryland Medical System board of directors. Hajek is a certified public accountant with a private practice, Frank Hajek & Associates P.A., in Bel Air. Since 1988, his firm has provided financial guidance to businesses and individuals, with expertise ranging from tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, computer consulting and financial planning. He began his public accounting career with Price Waterhouse and then joined Schnepfe & Company, a Towson-based firm. A Bel Air resident, Hajek has been and remains active in many community and professional organizations. He was appointed to the UM UCH, Hospital, Venture and foundation boards of directors in 2013. He serves as chair of the UM UCH Finance Committee, where he previously served as vice-chair. He also serves as a member of the University of Maryland Medical System Financial Affairs Committee. Streett, a veterinarian, was elected secretary of the UM UCH board. He has been involved with UM UCH for many years, including serving on the foundation board starting in 1999, which he chaired from 2007 to 2015, and serving as treasurer of the UM UCH board. Streett is also the chairperson of the Board’s Planning Committee. He founded a veterinary practice in 1971 that now has locations in Churchville, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and is also a partner in The Spenceola Group, a commercial and residential property development and management group. A Churchville resident and active community member, Streett is past chairman and a member of the Harford County Economic Development Advisory Board.