MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

SECRETARY


[photo, Dennis R. Schrader, Secretary of Appointments, Maryland Governor's Office] DENNIS R. SCHRADER, Acting Secretary of Health


Acting Secretary of Health since July 1, 2017. Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, December 15, 2016 to July 1, 2017.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2016-; Children's Cabinet, 2016-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2016-. Chair, Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, 2016-. Co-Chair, Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council, 2016-. Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, 2017- (member, 2016-). Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2016-; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2016-; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2016-; Advisory Council for Alternative Response, 2016-; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2016-; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2016-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2016-; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2016-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2016-; State Early Childhood Advisory Council, 2016-; State Emergency Medical Services Board, 2016-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2016-; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2016-; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2016-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2016-; Health and Human Services Referral Board, 2016-. Member, Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2016-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2016-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2016-; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2016-; Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, 2016-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2016-17; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2016-; Council on Open Data, 2016-; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2016-; Advisory Board on Prescription-Drug Monitoring, 2016-; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2016-; Work Group on Rural Health Care Delivery, 2016-; Rural Maryland Council, 2016-; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2016-; Work Group to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking, 2016-; Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers, 2016-; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2016-; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2016-; Task Force to Combat Habitual Student Truancy, 2016-; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2016-; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2016-; Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, 2017-; Task Force on Long-Term Care Education and Planning, 2017-; State Postmortem Examiners Commission, 2017-; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2017-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2017-.

Secretary of Appointments, Office of Governor, January 4 to December 15, 2016.

Director, Governor's Office of Homeland Security, July 1, 2003 to January 17, 2007. Chair, Public Safety Communications Interoperability Governance Work Group, 2003-07; Homeland Security Senior Policy Group, 2003-07. Member, Task Force to Study Driver Licensing Documentation, 2003-04; Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board, 2005-07; Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2006-07. Member, Executive Committee, Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council of Maryland, U.S. Attorney's Office, 2003-07.

Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2007-09.

Deputy Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Enterprise Services, Department of Transportation, 2015. Member, Task Force on the Disposition of the Crownsville Hospital Center Property, 2015-16.

Director of Facilities Management, 1987-92, Director of Operations, 1992-95, and Vice-President for Project Planning and Development, 1995-2003, University of Maryland Medical System.

Member, Howard County Council, 1994-98.

Member, Board of Community College Trustees, Howard Community College, 2011-17.

Born in Buffalo, New York, February 3, 1953. Kettering University, B.I.E. (industrial engineering), 1976; State University of New York, Buffalo, M.S. (industrial engineering), 1979. Served in U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, 1980-87; U.S. Naval Reserve, 1987-2007. President, DRS International, LLC, 2009-14. Director, Integrity Consulting Solutions, 2014-15. Adjunct Professor, Towson University, 2009-. Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Howard Community College, 2014- (member, 2011-). Robert H. Kittleman Lifetime Achievement Award, Howard County Republican Party, 2017. Married; one child.

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