Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, March 6, 2007 to January 11, 2011. Acting Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, January 17, 2007 to March 6, 2007. Member, Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community, 2007. Chair, Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement, 2007-08. Member, Task Force to Study the Developmental Disabilities Administration Rate-Payment Systems, 2007-08; Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 2007-08; Task Force to Study the Feasibility of Developing Urban Senior Care Communities in Baltimore City, 2007-08; Task Force to Study State Assistance to Veterans, 2007-08; Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources (2005), 2007-08; Task Force to Study Issues Related to Students Subject to Multiple Suspensions, 2008; Statewide Empowerment Zones for Seniors Commission, 2007-09; Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force, 2007-09.
John M. Colmers, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, February 2007. Photo by Mark Odell.
Member, Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2011-15. Chair, State Health Services Cost Review Commission, 2011-16. Member, Joint Legislative and Executive Committee on Health Benefit Exchange Financing, 2012.
Executive Director, State Health Services Cost Review Commission, 1987-93 (chief, methodology dept., and deputy director, 1981-87). Executive Director, Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, 1993-99. Executive Director, Maryland Health Care Commission, 1999-2000.
Born in Stamford, Connecticut, September 26, 1953. The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. (political science & psychology), 1975; University of North Carolina, M.P.H. (public health administration), 1977; The Johns Hopkins University, (health economics), 1979-82. Chair, Reforming States Group, 1998-2000 (member, 1994-98; national bipartisan healthcare reform group). Member, Committee on the National Quality Report on Health Care Delivery, Institute of Medicine, 2000. Co-Chair, Steering Committee on Serious, Reportable Events, The National Quality Forum, 2000-01. Senior Program Officer, Milbank Memorial Fund, 2000-07. Contributing editor, American Journal of Public Health, 2001-. Chair, Board of Directors, CareFirst of Maryland, Inc., 2004-07. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2007. Chair, Board of Directors, Academy Health, 2009- (member, 2004-; executive committee; treasurer). Vice-President for Health Care Transformation and Strategic Planning, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2011-. Board of Directors, Milbank Memorial Fund, 2013-. Recognized for outstanding health care leadership, Sheppard Pratt Health System, 2009. Speaker's Medallion, House of Delegates, 2013.
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