Our Mission

Southern Maryland Community Network (SMCN) forms a partnership between people with mental health needs and their community to foster understanding, empowerment, integration and enhanced quality of life. 

Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors:



David Reilly, President

David has been a member of the board since April 2013 and currently serves as board president.  He is a licensed employee benefits advisor and president of the firm of Reilly Benefits, Inc.  David has served a variety of volunteer organizations over the years, including Rotary International, the local High School Business Advisory Board, Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  He and his family live in Churchton, MD.    


 Ja Kitos, Treasurer 

Ja Kitos is a program analyst for a statistical agency, with a passion for process improvement and leadership. Ja's past experience includes work in the Defense industry, work as an intelligence professional and military veteran, and as a former small business owner.


  David Payne, Board Member 

David has been a member of the board for many years and currently serves as the Treasurer.  He is a Captain with the Calvert County Sheriff's Office.  He shares many roles within the Sheriff's Office and in his spare time participates in several community events.  He lives in Port Republic with his wife Christina, son Tyler, and daughter Alyssa. 


   Tamera Olson, Board Member

Tamera is a native of Calvert County and enjoys living in southern Maryland.  Her interests include spending time with family and friends, travelling, gardening and she loves the beach!  For the past several years Tamera has worked as a therapist in private practice in Prince Frederick, Maryland.  

Joe Mills, Board Member

Joseph Mills is an ordained deacon for the Archdiocese of Washington and assigned to Saint John Vianney Catholic Church in Prince Frederick Md.  He is involved in mental illness and addiction ministries.  He is a member of the National Association of Mental Illness and a Family Support Group facilitator for that organization.  Joseph also is an employee of the Department of the Navy and works as the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.  He and his wife, Patricia, have lived in Calvert County for 24 years. 

Thomas Rice, Board Member

Began career in business as a CPA serving public corporations with an international accounting firm.  Invested twenty five years within the healthcare industry, primarily generic and brand pharmaceutical firms, to restructure and improve their operations principally as the senior executive and Board member.  Co-founded a firm that invests in Maryland businesses and have served as a Board member for several non-profit institutions in Maryland. Currently serve as a consultant and Board member for public corporations.   Graduate of the University of Maryland (BA) and Loyola University (MS).  


SMCN would like to thank our Board of Directors for their volunteerism and dedication to the agency and the individuals we serve.

For more information on Board Member opportunities, please contact the Administrative Professional:

410-535-4787 x. 404/301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.