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The History of BACH

The Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare traces its founding to a conversation held on a train back in 2002.


Taking part in the conversation on that southbound train were Karen Sitnick, then director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development; Diane Bell-McKoy, then head of the Baltimore City Empowerment Zone; Pamela Paulk, then head of human resources for the Johns Hopkins Health System, and Patrice Cromwell, then program officer with Open Society Institute-Baltimore and now with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The four, who were returning from a national forum in New York on new approaches to workforce development, talked about challenges and opportunities within Baltimore’s workforce system.


They all agreed that the city needed a systematic, employer-led approach in order to prepare workers to fill critical shortages at Baltimore-area hospitals. They recognized that crafting a new health- related workforce effort would require a range of institutions to work together. By collaborating, they could ensure that employers’ needs were met while creating new job and advancement opportunities for lower- skilled workers. The idea was appealing and the participants agreed to keep working on it.


Dedicated to the four people whose vision and hard work helped launch the Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare

Diane Bell-McKoy, Patrice Cromwell, Pamela Paulk and Karen Sitnick.

It All Started on a Train...

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