[photo, Herbert R. O'Conor State Office Building, 201 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland] c/o Prevention & Health Promotion Admin., Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
Herbert R. O'Conor State Office Building, Room 303
201 West Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2399
(410) 767-2037; fax: (410) 333-5218

Herbert R. O'Conor State Office Building, 201 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland, March 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Organizational Structure

Origin & Functions




Stanley P. Watkins, Jr., M.D., Chair (chosen by Governor), 2017

Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Diane Couchman, R.N., 2015; Joan M. Daugherty, R.N., 2015; Mary S. De Shields, M.D., 2015; Catherine S. Fenwick, R.N., 2015; Stephanie Cooper Greenberg, 2015; Kala Visvanathan, M.D., 2015; Lisa Gallicchio, Ph.D., 2016; Kim R. Herman, M.D., 2016; Christine A. Marino, M.D., 2016; Artie L. Shelton, M.D., 2016; Yale Stenzler, Ph.D., 2016; Wendy Friar, R.N., 2017; Mary A. Garza, Ph.D., 2017; Brock Yetso, 2017.

Designated by Senate President: C. Anthony Muse

Designated by House Speaker: Sheree L. Sample-Hughes

Designated by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Roger L. Harrell

Designated by Maryland Chapter, American Cancer Society: Kathleen Connors-Juras

Ex officio: Jed L. Miller, M.D., designee of Secretary of the Environment; Donna Gugel, designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Jay A. Perman, M.D., President, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Kevin Cullen, M.D., designee of Director, Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland Medical System; Paul B. Rothman, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine; William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Health System.

Nonvoting member: Steven Friedman, National Cancer Institute

Staff: Nanyamka Hales

The State Council on Cancer Control was authorized by the Governor in June 1991 and restructured in November 1997 and November 2002 (Executive Order 01.01.1991.22; Executive Order 01.01.1997.07; Executive Order 01.01.2002.25). The Council works with the Governor to develop State policy and programs to reduce the incidence of cancer in Maryland. Access to testing, screening, and treatment, and programs for public education, prevention, and treatment of cancer are recommended by the Council. The Council also evaluates programs and promotes public-private partnerships to lower the incidence of cancer.

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