Who We Are

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandi

Lynda M. Dorman, MBA, MIM

Lynda M. Dorman, MBA, MIM

Lynda Dorman joined then Dimensions Healthcare System, now University of Maryland (UM) Capital Region Health in May 2015 as Vice President of the Office of Philanthropy and Executive Director of the UM Capital Region Health Foundation.

Lynda brings nearly 30 years in philanthropy and nonprofit executive leadership implementing extensive fundraising and community-based programs, national marketing and communications strategies, and building operations and financial capacity of organizations to deliver on their mission, vision and values. Lynda has directly secured and led developments teams that achieved millions in donated revenue for causes addressing the health, education, housing , disaster relief and child welfare needs of under-served communities.

Over a progressive nonprofit career, Lynda served as Chief Public Support Officer with American Red Cross, National Capital Chapter where she was responsible for local, national and international disasters fund-raising goals; implemented cause-marketing programs; managed media and communications efforts; and served as a liaison with the national American Red Cross on local philanthropic, media and diversity initiatives. She also served as Executive Director for Lawyers for Children America headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Connecticut and Florida serving the legal needs of children in foster care. Lynda was appointed Executive Director and Corporate Vice President of Black Entertainment Television Foundation where she created national, regional and community-based programs, pro-social campaigns and widely distributed publications that raised awareness and educated consumers on health disparities among women and girls. She began her nonprofit career as Washington DC Area Program/Project Manager and Local Telethon Executive Producer with UNCF.

Prior to beginning her career with UM Capital Region Health, Lynda was the principal consultant with The Dorman Group LLC (TDG), a family-owned MBE/WBE firm. The 9-year old firm provided consultancy in the areas of supplier diversity, workforce development, corporate social responsibility, mar-com/new media, strategic planning,organizational development and nonprofit change management. Lynda was honored be among the "25 Influential Women In Business - Making a Difference” awardees presented by the Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine in 2013 among other recognition and awards.

In recent years, Lynda has served as a guest lecturer, trainer, keynote speaker and volunteer leader with many community organizations, including Board Chair of Thurgood Marshall Center Trust; National Fundraising Task Force Member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Centennial Celebrations; Vice President and twice-Board member, Beacon Place Homeowners Association; Founding Advisory Board Member of People-4-People Employment Consortium of Montgomery County; Board Director with the Washington, DC Alumnae Foundation; and current Leader of Girl Scout Troop 6503. Lynda is a member of the President and CEO Cabinet (UM Capital Region Health); member of the former UM Laurel Regional Hospital Strategic Planning Work Group/Volunteer Services Subcommittee; Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Lynda is a native Washingtonian and graduate of the National Louis University with a BA in Business Management, and University of Maryland University College where she earned a Master of Business Administration and Master of International Management. She resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her two young daughters, Lauren and Leah.