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 UM Capital Region Health in May 2015 as the first vice president and executive director of the Foundation Office, which is the office of philanthropy charged with developing and leading the fund development activities of UM Bowie Health Center Foundation, UM Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation and UM Prince George's Hospital Center Foundation.

Lynda brings 27 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 engaged and lead 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 withAmerican 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.

Lynda is founder and principal consultant with The Dorman Group LLC (TDG) , a recognized minority business enterprise providing 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.

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 New-Comers Leader of Celebrate Recovery Ministry at Immanuel’s Church; 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 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 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.