GRASS, JUNCK AND LOHR JOIN TRUSTEES OF hospital

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Martin L Grass, a Baltimorean who is president and chief operating officer of the Rite Aid Corp.; Mary E. Junck, publisher and chief executive officer of The Baltimore Sun; and Lila B. Lohr, headmistress of St. Paul's School for Girls in Brooklandville, Baltimore County, have been elected to the board of trustees of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health System

Grass has been associated with Rite Aid, the largest retail drug chain in the United States, since 1978. He also is vice-chairman and treasurer of Super Rite Foods Inc., a food wholesaler and retailer. Both companies are headquartered in Pennsylvania. Grass serves on the boards of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The election of Junck continues a tradition in the Baltimore community: the publisher and chief executive officer of The Baltimore Sun frequently serves on the Hopkins Hospital Board,

Junck was named to The Sun positions in April and assumed her new positions on the Times Mirror subsidiary on January 1 of this year. Before that, she had been publisher and president since May 1990 at The St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota. She previously worked on newspapers in Charlotte, N.C., and Miami.

She has served on United Way and Chamber of Commerce boards in St. Paul. A member of the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees, Junck also is on the Board of Visitors at the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Lohr has been headmistress at St. Paul's School for Girls since 1987. Before that, she was assistant headmistress at Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, where she became a teacher in the lower school in 1969. Later, she served as director of the middle school and then the upper school.

Lohr also is president of the board of trustees of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools and serves on the board of the Maryland Historical Society.

"We sincerely appreciate the willingness of these individuals to serve this outstanding institution," noted H. Furlong Baldwin, Hopkins board chairman. James A. Block, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the hospital and Health System, also paid tribute to the new board members and cited "the additional wide-range of diverse business experiences and backgrounds that they will bring to the boardroom."


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