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Executive Director 

Ashley was previously the Director of Programs and Special Initiatives. She secured and managed over $10 million in funding from the Health Resources
Services Administration, and she has been lauded for achievements in program development,
administration, and operations. 
Prior to her time at SCDA, Ashley was the Manager at the Virginia Department of Health’s
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care. She was responsible for efforts to promote equity
throughout the Commonwealth by improving access to quality care, supporting the development
of innovative models of care, and addressing barriers related to rurality. Ashley was responsible
for the day-to-day management of the federal State Office of Rural Health Grant Program,
served as a subject matter expert on alternative models of care, telehealth, and opioid abuse
prevention, and provided important input into grant programs supporting medically underserved
populations in rural communities.
At the Virginia Department of Health, Ashley also created and maintained an active network of
trained, local Community Health Workers to work with area health systems, school divisions,
and other community partners. This network linked at-risk children and adults to a medical home
and community resources to help manage chronic conditions.
Ashley is skilled at working with rural stakeholders and has provided consultation, technical
assistance, and training about model programs, best practices, and emerging promising
approaches in rural health and primary care to rural stakeholders such as local health
departments, rural health clinics, community health centers, community-based organizations
and other healthcare providers. 
Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Spelman College and a Master of Arts in
Human Development, Family Studies and Related Services, as well as a Master of Public
Health Degree from Liberty University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Social and Public
Policy at Liberty University. 
Ashley is thrilled to lead ESAHEC into a new era and put down roots on the Eastern Shore with
her fiancé and young son.


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Administrative Officer and Fiscal Manager

 Since 2011, Erica Tracy has been providing office, administrative, and technical support services for all aspects of the ESAHEC. Prior to this position, Ms. Tracy began her career as an accounting assistant. Her earlier work experience includes a Staff Accountant for a Baltimore-based retailer and Office Manager/Assistant for an entrepreneur specializing in retail and service industries. 

She moved to the Eastern Shore in 2005 and when not in the office Ms. Tracy enjoys fishing with her husband and son. 


Administrative Specialist

Consuelo joins the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center as the Administrative Specialist. Her career started by working extensively in direct care, and then transitioned into Program Managing. She has over 19 years experience working and supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. Consuelo previously worked at Eastern Shore AHEC under the Navigator and Connecting kids to coverage grants. She is a certified instructor for CPR/First Aid/AED, and Mandt System. Consuelo was born in Puerto Rico, but moved to Dorchester County over 30 year ago. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.  


Grant Administrator

Since 2014 Steffanie Malkus has worked for Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center as their Grant Specialist and Project Coordinator. She has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland in Speech Communications with a minor in Psychology. Ms. Malkus began her career in public relations and marketing working with high-tech start-up clients seeking venture capital. She also has extensive experience in technical writing. She moved to the Eastern Shore fifteen years ago and currently resides in Cambridge, Maryland with her two young sons.


Clinical Education and Geriatric Program Coordinator


Pamela Allen is the Clinical Education (ClinED) Coordinator and the Geriatric Program Coordinator for the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC).  As the ClinED coordinator, Pam is responsible for coordinating the clinical rotations for the University System of Maryland healthcare and social science students who affiliate with ESAHEC.   Her geriatric responsibilities include developing geriatric training programs not only for healthcare and social science students, but also for professionals of those disciplines throughout the Eastern Shore.  Pam recently became a Community Health Worker and Trainer and is responsible for developing, scheduling and facilitating CHW training programs as well as promoting the CHW profession by working in partnership with external organizations throughout the Eastern Shore.

Pam previously worked for the federal government, as well as, private industry and brings multiple years of experience in Program and Project Management.  Pam received her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA. Additionally, she holds a Project Management Masters Certificate from George Washington University School of Business.

Pam is a native of Cambridge, MD where she resides with her husband.  They have four young adult children and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering with the non-profit organization, Meals til Monday.

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Health Careers Coordinator

Damaris Bourland joined the ESAHEC in August of 2016.  Her extensive background in healthcare and adult education prepared her well for the Health Careers Coordinator position. In addition to her career as a Registered Nurse, Ms. Bourland worked with Chesapeake College where she developed the curriculum for the Associate Degree in Applied Science – Massage Therapy, served as Director of the program for nine years and served as the coordinator for healthcare continuing education for ten years. Ms. Bourland earned her nursing degree in Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Salisbury University. 

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Carroll Scully
Program Director - Connecting Kids to Coverage

Carroll Scully has been the Program Director for Connecting Kids to Coverage since May 2020, enrolling children and their families in the Maryland Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid. Before joining ESAHEC, Carroll worked at a long-term care facility for six years, first as a Medicaid specialist and then progressing to business office manager. A native of Washington, DC, she moved to the Eastern Shore in 2004 and was an independent business owner in the hospitality industry for many years. Carroll earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Delaware. Her favorite things to do outside the office are being a mom to three young adults, cooking, reading and going to the beach.


Children's Oral Health 

Caitlin joined the ESAHEC team in 2018 as the Oral Health Outreach Coordinator and continues to ensure the success of the much loved and adored Tooth Fairy’s Helper Program. She brings with her 17 years of dental experience and a strong desire to give back to the community that helped shape who she is today. Caitlin graduated from Salisbury University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. While working as a dental assistant she pursued another Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry where she graduated in 2013.  Caitlin is a Dorchester County native and when she is not busy spreading Tooth Fairy Helper words of oral health wisdom, she enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water with her husband, daughter and English Bulldog Delilah Mae.