STATE COUNCIL ON CANCER CONTROL


[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) 767-5641; fax: (410) 333-5218
e-mail: meredith.truss@maryland.gov
web: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/cancer/pages/sccc_home.aspx

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


Organizational Structure

Origin & Functions

Reports


ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

STATE COUNCIL ON CANCER CONTROL

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

Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Diane Couchman, R.N., 2015; Catherine S. Fenwick, R.N., 2015; Stephanie Cooper Greenberg, 2015; Joan Mischtschuk, R.N., 2015; Kala Visvanathan, M.D., 2015; 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; two vacancies.

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: Mark A. Mank, designee of Secretary of the Environment; Donna L. 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 Comprehensive 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: Meredith L. Truss

The State Council on Cancer Control was authorized by the Governor in June 1991 and restructured in November 1997, November 2002, and September 2016 (Executive Order 01.01.1991.22; Executive Order 01.01.1997.07; Executive Order 01.01.2002.25; Executive Order 01.01.2016.12).

The Council works to educate and advise government officials, public and private organizations, and the general public concerning policies, programs and innovations to reduce and control the incidence and mortality of cancer in Maryland. The Council also promotes and coordinates unified programs that identify and address the cancer care needs of Marylanders, such as improved access to testing, screening, and treatment, to lower the incidence of cancer.

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