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.    



  Joe Mills, Vice President

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.


 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. 



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 has 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).   


John Wille, Board Member 

John Wille recently joined the board and is a consultant specializing in technology solutions for international development.  He spent 20 years with the World Bank advising governments on technology applications to improve public service delivery, and previously worked for a major consulting firm as well as in industry and banking.  He has a bachelors degree from Northwestern University and a MBA from the University of Chicago.

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.