February 01, 2024

Maryhurst adds new board members for 2024

Meet the new slate of board members here!

Maryhurst is owned and governed by a board of directors, a group of leaders with deep organizational expertise and passion for our agency’s mission. We’re excited to welcome three new members to our board: Cynthia Benedict, a system director of belonging and health equity at Norton Healthcare, Toni Carver Smith, a director of advancement and operations at Actors Theatre, and Derek Miles, an attorney at Dressman Benzinger LaVelle.

Outside of Norton Healthcare, Cynthia is involved in the betterment of our communities and the owner of Pathways to Success, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping woman discover their purpose, overcome life challenges, and achieve personal goals. Cynthia says she “has a deep passion for these women and enjoys nothing more than empowering woman to become the best version of themselves."

Toni is a mission-driven, action-oriented leader with 20+ years of progressive experience and successful leadership in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She brings to the Board a proven history of delivering sound operational guidance, strategic direction/planning, productive relationships with donors and stakeholders, fiscal oversight, board relations, and listening to the voices of all colleagues.

In his capacity as an attorney, Derek maintains a diverse set of cases in various areas of the law with a primary practice area involving the defense of civil matters in litigation. He serves on Maryhurst's Advocacy Task Force, where he consults on matters of public policy and legislative agendas that will positively impact the lives of kids and families.

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