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Community Relations Staff

Selwyn Ray, J.D.

Selwyn Ray, J.D.


Selwyn Ray, J.D., is director of Johns Hopkins Health System Community Relations. His primary responsibilities are at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Selwyn also has an additional broader role for community health outreach for the Academic Division of the Johns Hopkins Health System.

At Johns Hopkins Bayview, Selwyn oversees programs to educate and support our neighbors; lead the Medical Center’s Community Advisory Board; lead our community health needs assessment and action planning; and participate as a member of our Executive Council. Within the larger Academic Division, he helps develop and strengthen inter-campus and inter-departmental programs to improve the health of our neighbors and neighborhoods.

Selwyn holds a juris doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law and has pursued studies at St. Mary’s Seminary, Ecumenical Institute of Theology. Before joining Johns Hopkins, he served as executive director and senior vice president of community engagement for the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center. He also was the interim president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake from 2012 to 2013.



Pat Carroll

Pat Carroll

Community Relations Manager

Community relations manager Pat Carroll oversees programs that educate the community (youth and seniors), as well as hospital employees, about health and wellness. With a Johns Hopkins Bayview career spanning over 36 years, Pat was first employed as a clerk for the administrative offices. Through the years, she has advanced in the offices of administration, community relations and nursing administration.

Tom McLhinney

Tom McLhinney

Community Program Manager

Tom McLhinney, community program manager, manages and conducts the Kiwanis Burn Prevention Education Program. He has been a member of the community relations team since 2001. In his role, Tom teaches burn prevention in schools, works with the Juvenile Fire Starters program and handles our Safe Babies Program and Burn Prevention outreach efforts. A member of the Baltimore City Fire Department for over 35 years, Tom has worked closely with the Johns Hopkins Burn Center since 1981. In 2007, he received the Moncrief Award from the American Burn Association for his work in Burn Prevention and Education.

Kelli Barbato

Kelli Barbato

Community Relations Coordinator

Kelli Barbato teaches Food Re-Education for Elementary School Health (FRESH) and Healthy Eating, Activity and Recreations for Today’s Scouts (HEARTS) to third and fourth graders. She represents the Medical Center to several community associations, participates in health fairs and offers blood pressure screenings to community members.

Kelli earned an undergraduate degree in family studies at Towson University. Before joining Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, she worked in several child-related facilities and classrooms.

April Meise

April Meise

Community Relations Coordinator

April Meise has been part of the community relations team for over ten years. She teaches Food Re-education for Elementary School Health (FRESH) to elementary students, offers blood pressure screenings at senior centers, and represents the hospital at health fairs and community events.

April holds an undergraduate degree in psychology. Prior to serving Johns Hopkins Bayview, she worked at St. Vincent’s Center, a residential treatment center for abused and neglected children.

Elaine Welkie

Elaine Welkie

Community Relations Coordinator

Elaine Welkie, community relations coordinator, represents the hospital in the community and provides blood pressure screenings to a number of senior organizations in our service area. She serves on the hospital’s Cancer Committee and assists with several other hospital activities.

Elaine owns a small business and is a leader in her community, as well. She is a graduate of University of Maryland and holds a bachelor's degree in jurisprudence.

Roberta Eyring

Roberta Eyring

Executive Secretary

Roberta Eyring serves as executive secretary for the Community Relations Department. She provides administrative support to the department, including interacting with all levels of executive and support staff and with community leaders. She is involved in a variety of hospital activities, including the American Red Cross Blood drives and assisting the director with outreach projects. Roberta brings over 20 years of experience in the executive administrative field to the team.

Roberta is a graduate of Consolidated School of Business in York, PA, and holds an associate's degree in specialized business.

Robin Fairley

Robin Fairley

Robin Fairley is an Administrative Secretary for Government and Community Affairs. Prior to coming to GCA she held administrative positions in the Dean’s Office and External Affairs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Oncology Medical Records Department. Robin supports both Strategic Initiatives and Community Benefits, and Bayview Community Relations.


Sudana Gray-Myers

Sudanah Gray joined Government and Community Affairs in 2016 as a Budget Analyst working closely with the Financial Manager. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Sudanah spent 17 years as a Revenue Analyst and Supervisor of Accounts Receivables at Discovery Communications Inc. Sudanah supports both Strategic Initiatives and Community Benefits, and Bayview Community Relations.

Sudanah graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s of arts degree in business administration and a bachelor’s of science in communications. 

For more information or to contact the Community Relations Department, please call 410-550-0289.

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