Foundation Board Of Directors

“I would encourage you to learn more about the outstanding work happening at Bon Secours Baltimore Health System. Their work and partnership with the residents of West Baltimore is truly a comprehensive model of what a community hospital can accomplish to improve neighborhoods and support individuals in their pursuit of the American dream.”  -Michael Dockman, Board Member



David M. McGinnis
Whiting Turner

A Vice President and Corporate Compliance Office at Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and specializing in sensitive environmental project including healthcare, Mr. McGinnis has been associated with the Sisters of Bon Secours the Health System for more than 20 years. He is a Baltimore native and resides in Westminster with his wife and son. His daughter and her husband live nearby.



Michael F. Dockman
AMA Capital Partners     

Michael Dockman has been in the banking and finance industry for more than 20 years having acquired a Master Degree in International Business from John Hopkins and an MBA from The University of Chicago. He is currently an Administrative Vice President of Commercial Equipment Finance with  M&T Bank in Baltimore. An active member of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), Mr. Dockman lives in Lutherville.   




Julie MercerMercer, Julie
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System

A Julie Mercer joined Bon Secours in 2013 with more than 20 years in professional fundraising management experience. The foundation of her professional fundraising experience was with the United Way of Central Maryland. After serving as deputy director there for five years, she moved into private industry, first in advertising leadership positions, and later, as a principal with an established executive search firm. After 15 years in the recruitment business, she accepted the chief fundraising role for the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region.

Julie remains active in non-profit Board assignments, including those for McDaniel College, the Center Club and the Y of Central Maryland (Chair Emeritus). In 2008, she co-chaired the annual community-wide United Way campaign, more than 15 years after her professional career there.

Julie has been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women three times by The Maryland Daily Record, earning her induction into the organization’s Circle of Excellence. In 2003, she was honored by Girl Scouts of Central Maryland as one of its five “Distinguished Women”, and in 2005, she received the United Way’s top volunteer recognition, the “Clementine Peterson” award. That same year, an award was endowed in her honor by the GBC Leadership Program. Today, the Mercer Class of Distinction honors a former Leadership class, which exemplifies her spirit of voluntarism and philanthropic giving.

She graduated from Marshall University with a degree in Journalism & Advertising, and later participated in Harvard Business School’s two-year executive non-profit management program.


Denika Tokunaga
Maven Wealth Management Baltimore

Denika Tokunaga is a Financial Advisor in the Global Wealth Management division at Merrill Lynch. Denika holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science in which she graduated magna cum laude. She received a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The University of Baltimore. She is also an inducted member of the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society. She is also a graduate of Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership class of 2010. Denika is the Co-Chair of the DC/Baltimore Black Professional Group. She is a past member of the Finance Advisory Board at The University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business and past board member of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore. Active in her community, she participates in various civic and non-profit community endeavors.


Samuel L. Ross, M.D.
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System

Samuel Ross, M.D., M.S., is the Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System.  He is committed to improving our community and is active in a number of professional organizations focused on moving healthcare forward.  Prior to his arrival in Baltimore, Dr. Ross was a member of the staff of Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, Texas where he served in varied positions for over 14 years.  Formerly, he was an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency program at St. Paul Medical Center.  Dr. Ross was also Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Parkland. Dr. Ross received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School in San Antonio, Texas, and a master of science in medical management from the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas. Dr. Ross and his wife Carolyn have three children.