DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & MENTAL HYGIENE

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FORMER SECRETARIES


[photo, Nelson J. Sabatini, Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene] NELSON J. SABATINI
Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, 1991-94, 2003-04
Acting Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, 1991, 2003
Deputy Secretary for Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation, 1988-91

Deputy Secretary for Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulation, 1988-91. Member, Medical Assistance Advisory Committee, 1988-91; Governor's Task Force on Self-Esteem, 1990-91; Task Force on the Charles H. Hickey, Jr., School, 1991.

Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, April 1991 to 1994. Acting Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, February to April 1991. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1991-94; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1991-94.

Nelson J. Sabatini, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, February 2003. Photo by Richard Lippenholz.


Member, Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1991-94; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1994-94; Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, 1991-94; Baltimore Regional Council of Governments, 1991-94; Advisory Committee for Children, Youth, and Families, 1991-94; Domiciliary Care Facilities Board, 1991-94; Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission, 1991-94; State Health Resources Planning Commission, 1991-94; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1991-94; Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Assistance, 1991-94; Interdepartmental Committee on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits, 1991-94; Medical Assistance Advisory Committee, 1991-94; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1991-94; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1991-94; Governor's Volunteer Council, 1991-94. Vice-Chair, Governor's Commission on Emergency Medical Services, 1992. Member, Committee to Develop Plan for Ending Placements of Children with Special Needs Outside Maryland, 1992; Governor's Commission on Welfare Policy, 1992-94; Local Health Services Funding Review Committee, 1993; Governor's Commission on Women's Health, 1993; Information Technology Board, 1993-94; State Employees' Health Insurance Advisory Council, 1993-94; Commission on Complimentary Medical Methods, 1993-94; State Emergency Medical Services Board, 1993-94; Institutional Educator Pay Plan Committee, 1993-94. Chair, Bottled Water Advisory Committee, 1994.

Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, April 3, 2003 to September 30, 2004. Acting Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, March 10 to April 3, 2003. Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003-04; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 2003-04; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-04. Member, Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 2003-04; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2003-04; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2003-04; Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, 2003-04; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2003-04; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2003-04; Task Force to Study Alternative Living Arrangements for Children in Out-of-Home Placement, 2003-04; Drug and Alcohol Council, 2003-04; State Emergency Medical Services Board, 2003-04; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2003-04; State Advisory Council on Hepatitis C, 2003-04; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2003-04; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2003-04; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 2003-04; State Information Technology Board, 2003-04; State Advisory Council on Medical Privacy and Confidentiality, 2003-04; Task Force on Access to Mental Health Services, 2003-04; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2003-04; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 2003-04; Interagency Nutrient Reduction Oversight Committee, 2003-04; State Advisory Council on Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness, 2003-04; Governor's Pesticide Council, 2003; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2003-04; Prince George's Hospital System Improvement Task Force, 2003-04; Governor's Commission to Study Poverty in Maryland, 2003; Task Force to Study Efficiency in Procurement, 2003; Rural Maryland Council, 2003-04; Maryland Security Council, 2003-04; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2003-04; Executive Committee, Maryland Terrorism Forum, 2003; Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources, 2003-04; Women's Health Promotion Council, 2003-04. Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Care Foundation, 2003-04. Chair, State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2003-04. Chair, Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, 2003-04. Member, Interagency Disabilities Board, 2004; Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Access, 2004; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2004.

Member, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2005-07; Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, 2009-. Chair, State Health Services Cost Review Commission, 2016-.

Deputy Director, Office of Disability Programs, 1979-81, and Senior Executive Officer for Commissioner of Social Security, 1981-82, Social Security Administration. Associate Commissioner, Office of Management, Budget, and Personnel, 1982-86, and Deputy Commissioner for Management and Assessment, 1986-88 (Acting Deputy Commissioner, 1983-86), Social Security Administration.

Executive Vice-President, Community Hospital Integration and Regional System Development, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 1999-2003 (vice-president of integrated delivery systems operations, 1994-98; senior vice-president of delivery systems & network development, 1998-99).

Born in Rochester, New York, January 20, 1940. Lewis College, B.A. (psychology), 1962; George Washington University, graduate work in public administration. Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Board of Directors, Baltimore Goodwill Industries; House with a Heart; Italian-American Chamber of Commerce; Kernan Hospital; University Specialty Hospital. Member (at large), Convergence Center for Public Resolution. Consultant, The Artimis Group. Former consultant, CVS Minute Clinic initiative. President and Chief Executive Officer, Care Improvement Plus Health Plan. Owner, Sabatini Consulting Group, LLC. Board of Directors, Johns Hopkins' Greenspring Health Systems. Advisory Board, Heritage Foundation; Milibank Memorial Fund. Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executives, 1984. Exemplary Senior Executive Service Performance Award, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1986. Citation for Outstanding Service on Behalf of Children, Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatricians, 1989. Distinguished Marylander Award, Ad and Professional Club of Baltimore, 1993. Honorary degree, Lewis College, 2014. Married; one son, two grandchildren.

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