MARYLAND STATE DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE COUNCIL

Chair (chosen by Governor): Van T. Mitchell, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene

Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Carlos Hardy; Rebecca R. Hogamier; Kim M. Kennedy; Kathleen O. O'Brien, Ph.D.; Glen E. Plutschak. Terms expire 2013.

Lori A. Brewster; Ann M. Geddes; Donald H. Whitehead, Jr. Terms expire 2014.

Appointed by Governor upon nomination by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: George M. Lipman, 2014; Nelson W. Rupp, Jr., 2014.

Appointed by Senate President: Catherine E. Pugh

Appointed by House Speaker: Kirill Reznik

Ex officio: Marc L. Nicole, designee of Secretary of Budget & Management; Peter Singleton, designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Van T. Mitchell, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Lawrence J. Simpson, designee of Secretary of Housing & Community Development; Samir Malhotra, Secretary of Human Resources; Sam J. Abed, Secretary of Juvenile Services; Stephen T. Moyer, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Milton Chaffee, designee of Secretary of Transportation; Arlene F. Lee, Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children; Christopher B. Shank, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention; Paul B. DeWolfe, Jr., Public Defender.

Nonvoting members: Albert A. Zachik, M.D., Acting Executive Director, Behavioral Health Administration, Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene; Wendell M. France, Deputy Secretary for Operations, and Judith S. Sachwald, Director of Parole & Probation, Dept. of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Gale Saler, President, Maryland Addiction Directors' Council.

Staff: Eugenia W. Conolly

c/o Behavioral Health Administration, Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
Dix Building, Spring Grove Hospital Center, 55 Wade Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 402-8630; fax: (410) 402-8604
e-mail: eugenia.conolly@maryland.gov


Annual update to Two-Year Plan to Governor due Aug. 1 (Chapter 661, Acts of 2010).

In July 2004, the Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council was authorized by the Governor (Executive Order 01.01.2004.42), and in July 2008, it was reconstituted (Executive Order 01.01.2008.08). By statute, the Council was established in October 2010 (Chapter 661, Acts of 2010).

To ensure that available resources are used most effectively, the Council worked to develop a comprehensive and coordinated method to prevent, intervene with, and treat drug and alcohol abuse in the State. The Council also sought to facilitate access to existing programs by the courts and criminal justice and correctional systems.

Annually, the Council identified federal and State resources for funding and informed local drug and alcohol abuse councils about funding opportunities. The Council also assisted these councils through technical assistance, and improved communication and collaboration.

In September 2005, the Council submitted the first Two-Year Plan to the Governor. The Plan set priorities and strategies to deliver and fund drug and alcohol abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services. Annually, the Council updated the Plan.

Of the Council's twenty-three voting members, ten were appointed by the Governor, one each by the Senate President and House Speaker, and eleven served ex officio. Five nonvoting, ex officio members also served on the Council.

Effective October 1, 2015, the Council was abolished and replaced by the Behavioral Health Advisory Council (Chapter 328, Acts of 2015).


DEFUNCT UNITS

COLLABORATION & COORDINATION WORK GROUP
Thomas Liberatore, Chair (chosen by Work Group)

After submission of the Strategic Plan in August 2010, this work group was created.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES WORK GROUP
Glen E. Plutschak, Chair (chosen by Work Group)

After submission of the Strategic Plan in August 2010, this work group was created.

FORMULA WORKGROUP
Appointed by Maryland State Drug & Alcohol Abuse Council:
Suzan Swanton, Chair
Laurel (Lori) Albin; Lori A. Brewster; Adam Brickner; Terry T. Brown; Thomas P. Cargiulo, Pharm. D.; Candace S. Cason; Joy Gill; George R. Hardinger; Peter F. Luongo, Ph.D.; Betty M. Malkus, Ph.D.; Frances B. Phillips, R.N.; Simon G. Powell; Kathleen Rebbert-Franklin; Colleen Ryan-Smith; Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D.; David A. Treasure; Karen Winkowski; Carol B. Wise.

In 2006, the General Assembly requested that the Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council develop a formula for allocating all prevention and treatment funds distributed by the Council to local jurisdictions. Formed in 2006, the Workgroup was charged with creating an implementation timeline, so that all funds are distributed according to the formula by Fiscal Year 2010. The Workgroup completed its assignment in November 2007.

HEALTHIER MARYLAND WORK GROUP
Rebecca R. Hogamier, Chair (chosen by Work Group)

Established in Jan. 2009, Work Group reported its recommendations in June 2009.

PLANNING & COORDINATION WORK GROUP
Kevin M. McGuire, Chair (chosen by Work Group)

Established in Jan. 2009, Work Group reported its recommendations in June 2009.

PREVENTION OF UNDERAGE DRINKING COORDINATING COMMITTEE
Lori A. Brewster, Chair (chosen by Work Group)

In February 2009, the Prevention of Underage Drinking Coordinating Committee was created.

SAFER NEIGHBORHOODS WORK GROUP
Patrick G. McGee, Co-Chair (chosen by Work Group)
Glen E. Plutschak, Co-Chair (chosen by Work Group)

Established in Jan. 2009, Work Group reported its recommendations in June 2009.

TECHNOLOGY WORK GROUP
Christopher Zwicker, Chair (chosen by Work Group)

After submission of the Strategic Plan in August 2010, this work group was created.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WORK GROUP
Rebecca R. Hogamier, Chair (chosen by Work Group)

After submission of the Strategic Plan in August 2010, this work group was created.

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