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Sam McClure named director of Chase Brexton’s LGBT Health Resource Center

McClure will focus on promoting wellness and fostering partnerships with stakeholders in Baltimore's LGBTQ community

Sam McClure – Photo: Chase Brexton Health Care.

Chase Brexton Health Care has announced the appointment of Sam McClure as the new director of its LGBT Health Resource Center.

McClure was hired on Aug. 20 after serving as senior vice president of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, where she was tasked with overseeing affiliate relations, external affairs, advocacy, and supplier diversity teams, and was part of the executive leadership team.

Patrick Mutch, the president and CEO of Chase Brexton Health Care, expressed confidence in McClure’s abilities.

“We were impressed by Sam’s dedication to the LGBT community, and her understanding of the current challenges its members face in accessing welcoming health care and other essential resources,” Mutch said in a statement. “We welcome her to the Chase Brexton team and know she will carry on the important work that our LGBT Health Resource Center does each day.”

McClure replaces Nate Sweeney, who left the LGBT Health Resource Center earlier this spring. She will now take on the mission of providing critical health information and resources to members of Baltimore’s LGBTQ community. The job will also require her to build working relationships with community leaders in the city and build on the resource center’s existing partnerships.

“Wellness means more than access to medical treatment when it’s needed,” McClure said in a statement. “It’s also about individuals having the ability to live well and sustain themselves and their families.

“For LGBTQ people, this threat and other existing barriers are multiplied and magnified by a shortage of informed and affirming health care providers. Chase Brexton’s LGBT Health Resource Center is leading from this intersection of needs. I’m looking forward to leading the center’s efforts to improve healthcare access and outcomes for all LGBTQ people.”

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at jriley@metroweekly.com

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