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consider the economic impact and the effect on
services of consolidation, as well as future trends in
mental health treatment. Task Force members rep-
resent State agencies, the General Assembly, judici-
ary, professional organizations, local and State
mental health advisory councils, advocacy groups,
family members, and consumers.
Robert W. Eastridge, Deputy Secretary for
201 West Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 225-5502
The Deputy Secretary for Operations provides
support services to the Department. The Deputy
Secretary plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and
evaluates professional, technical and administrative
services. These include departmentwide support
services in financial planning, expenditure control,
personnel management, data processing, general
services, grants administration, and capital con-
struction. The Deputy Secretary also aids the Sec-
retary of Health and Mental Hygiene in matters
that involve other State agencies, the legislature,
the gubernatorial staff, and the federal government.
Under the Deputy Secretary are five administra-
tions: Personnel Services; Financial Planning; Fiscal
Services; General Services; and Information Serv-
ices. The Deputy Secretary also oversees the Office
of Chief Medical Examiner.
OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Richard A. Proctor, Chief
The Office of Governmental Affairs oversees
appointments, constituent services, governmental
relations, and local health planning.
OFFICE OF REGULATIONS COORDINATION
Michelle Phinney, Regulations Coordinator
The Office of Regulations Coordination pro-
vides a central clearinghouse for health regulations.
Here, regulations are reviewed and revised. The
Office provides technical assistance to administra-
tive units of the Department.
OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Michael Golden, Chief
The Office of Public Relations directs public affairs
of the Department and coordinates them with depart-
mental officials, local health officers, and the Gover-
nor's Office. The Office also arranges special events
and disseminates employee information.
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OFFICE OF PLANNING & POLICY MANAGEMENT
Elizabeth G. Barnard, Chief
The Office of Planning and Policy Management
prepares the Department's annual Executive Plan,
the Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan, the Master
Facilities Plan, and twenty individual facility plans.
The Office also is responsible for the Department's
annual capital budget, real estate transactions, and
bond bill submission. Internal policies and proce-
dures are developed and promulgated through the
Office. The Office also conducts special studies
requested by the Secretary of Health and Mental
Hygiene or the legislature.
VOLUNTEER SERVICES UNIT
W. Fred Hitchcock, Chief
The Volunteer Services Unit develops, directs,
coordinates, and evaluates the Department's thirty-
two volunteer services programs statewide. These
programs offer citizens and community groups the
opportunity to aid and enhance the lives of resi-
dents of Department hospital centers, and of pa-
tients in the community
The Chief serves on the Governor's Volunteer
Council and as liaison to the Department's Council of
Auxiliaries, a private, nonprofit service organization.
BOARD OF REVIEW
Joy C. Naden, Chairperson, 1994
Contact: Gloria Matarazzo (410) 225-6480
The Board of Review of the Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene was established in 1969 (Chapter
77, Acts of 1969). The Board makes recommendations
to the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene on the
operation and administration of the Department. The
Board also hears appeals as provided by law.
The Board's seven members are appointed to
three-year terms by the Governor with Senate ad-
vice and consent (Code Health—General Article,
secs. 2-201 through 2-207).
Frank C. Zoll, Director
201 West Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 225-6386
Formerly the Office of Personnel Management, the
Personnel Services Administration received its present
name in 1988. The Administration provides personnel
services and training for the Department. The Admini-
stration is responsible for the Office of Community
Relations and six divisions: Adminstrative; Employ-