CHM Names Michael Franklin as New Executive Director

Michael Franklin

Executive Director


David Mayonado, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chesapeake Housing Mission (CHM) has announced Michael Franklin as its new Executive Director to lead the continued growth of the nonprofit organization moving forward. Don Taylor, founder and Executive Director for the past 13 years, asked to step back from the day to day operation to focus on starting similar non-profits in the surrounding counties. Don will hold the title of Director of Development and sits on the Advisory Board of Directors.

Franklin, a resident of Berlin, Maryland, comes to CHM following a sixteen-year career as President/CED of the Atlantic General Hospital/Health System. During his tenure, AGH accumulated impressive ratings and accomplishments, and consistently performed in the top of Maryland Acute care hospitals. A graduate of Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University, Franklin’s resume’ also includes Chief Operating Officer at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Md; Vice President at UT Health East Texas Medical Center Health System and Director of Oncology Services at hospitals in Birmingham, Alabama and Portsmouth, Virginia.

Chesapeake Housing Mission serves low-income families in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, by providing critical home repairs and the construction of wheelchair ramps for those who are unable to pay for them. CHM partners with volunteer teams from local organizations, businesses, and churches, giving them the opportunity to give back.

According to Don Taylor, “Michael’s background in healthcare will provide the organization with significant expertise in CHM demonstrating how their work generates health care savings for their clients and the organizations that treat them. Expanding the Healthy Homes Initiative will be a top priority.”

As the CHM’s new Executive Director, Mr. Franklin will work directly with the CHM Chairman and Board of Directors to recommend and implement policies adopted by the Board for the effective operation and growth of the organization. He’ll also work with donors, agencies, clients and volunteers to help meet the needs of the community and assign resources to projects.

“Accepting this important role in our community is a result of seeing the need for improving the healthiness of homes in our region over the past several years,” states Franklin.  “As a society and a community, we underestimate the importance of the condition of the home on the health of individuals, particularly the elderly.  CHM has created a unique organization that is changing the lives of people.”

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