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Atlantic General Hospital Appoints New Board Officers at Annual Meeting

Berlin, Md. - As part of its annual meeting, Atlantic General Hospital Corporation appointed four new officers to the Board of Directors.

Thomas K. Coates, Esq., of Berlin, the new chairman, practices law with his father, two brothers, wife and sister-in-law at Coates, Coates & Coates, P.A., in Berlin. A member of the Worcester County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association, he is also a certified public accountant who earned his CPA license while attending law school. Coates is a graduate of Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa., Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., and the University of Baltimore School of Law who originally joined the Atlantic General Hospital Board of Directors at the urging of a close friend. "Adam Showell was on the AGH Board of Directors and approached me about joining," he says. "Having grown up in the area, I realize how important the hospital is to our community. I want Atlantic General Hospital to continue to grow and serve the needs of our community." Coates and his wife, Cathi, have two sons, Christian and C. Austin.

Vice Chairman
Colleen “Cam” Bunting, also of Berlin, is an accomplished area Realtor and owner of Bunting Realty, Inc. Named to the Top 5% of all Realtors in the Coastal Association of Realtors, she is a real estate broker, a certified residential specialist and an accredited buyer's representative. She is a board member of the Coastal Association of Realtors and Coastal Hospice, and a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Maryland Association of Realtors, the Women's Council of Realtors, and the Eastern Shore Builders Association. A graduate of James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury and the University of Maryland at College Park, she was hired by Paramount to work on the film Runaway Bride. "Ever since I was in high school, I wanted to do community service," Bunting said. "Having a hospital in this community is important, especially for our aging population. Travel is difficult for the aged, and we have a strong group of doctors to fulfill their needs." Bunting and her husband, Layton E. "Woody" Bunting, have three adult children, Chris, Shawn and Jennifer.

Winn Booth is the president of PKS Investment Advisors LLC, an affiliate of Pigg, Krahl, Stern & Co., a certified public accounting firm. Winn is also involved in other community and civic affairs, serving as the treasurer for the Ocean City Parrot Head Club and for the Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Youth Foundation. His involvement with Atlantic General Hospital also includes chairing the Planned Giving Committee of the AGH Foundation Board and serving on the Finance and Investment Committees of the Board of Directors. Winn resides in Ocean Pines with his wife Janet.

Shirley Pilchard, a former delegate for the state of Maryland, has been involved in several nonprofit organizations including Furnace Town and the Julia Purnell Museum, and has held positions on various committees including the Worcester County Economic Development Advisory Board and the US13 Tourism Advisory Board. Pilchard is retired and has two adult children, Jeffrey and Gary. For further information about the Atlantic General Hospital Board of Directors or its new appointees, please contact Toni Keiser at 410-641-9678.