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300 /Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

offered to all retarded individuals and their families
residing in the nine counties of the Eastern Shore.
Education, training, and habilitation services and
programs are provided both in the Center and the
community for the facility's retarded residents
(Code Health—General Article, sec. 7-305).

Mary Lou Chandler, Chairperson, 1995

The seven members of the Board are appointed to
four-year terms by the Governor upon recommenda-
tion of the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene.


Edward F. Orndorff, Regional Director
(301) 791-4647

The Regional Director for the Western Maryland
Region oversees administration of community-based
services, Brandenburg Center, and Potomac Center.

Carolyn K. Brown, Director

P.O. Box 1722
Country Club Road
Cumberland, MD 21502 (301) 777-2250

Opened in 1978 as the Thomas B. Finan Center—
Mental Retardation Unit, the Center came to be
known as Western Maryland II. In 1981, the Center
was renamed in memory of Joseph D. Brandenburg,
a Cumberland resident who distinguished himself
through years of service to the mentally retarded.
Brandenburg Center is a multipurpose health
facility serving the residential needs of retarded
adults in Allegany and Garrett counties. The Center
provides occupational, physical, speech and hearing
therapies; social services; and medical supervision
for its clients. It habilitates clients so they may
return to the community. The Center is funded for
a daily average of 48 people. (Code Health—Gen-
eral Article, sec. 7-305).


Albert A. Coviello, Chairperson, 1997

The Governor, upon recommendation of the
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, appoints
the Board's seven members to four-year terms.

Steven J. Smith, Director

1380 Marshall St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740 (301) 791-4650

The Potomac Center originated in 1978 as West-
ern Maryland I—Mental Retardation Center. It
became the Potomac Center in 1981. The Center
serves as a residence for mentally retarded persons

Maryland Manual 1994-1995

from Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett
counties (Code Health—General Article, sec. 7-
305). The Center provides comprehensive habilita-
tive services to expedite the return of clients to a less
restrictive environment.
The Center serves mentally retarded persons of
all ages at all levels of retardation, except those with
severe medical or behavioral problems. It is funded
to serve a daily average of 117 people.


Kermit A. Hoffman, Chairperson

The Governor, upon recommendation of the
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, appoints
the Board's seven members to four-year terms.


Chinnadurai Devadason, M.D., D.P.H., Director
Alan Baker, Deputy Director

201 West Preston St., 3rd floor
Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 225-5300

The Local and Family Health Administration
originated from two agencies. The first was formed
in 1969 as the Local Health Services Administra-
tion. By 1973, it was reorganized as the Local
Health and Professional Support Services Admini-
stration and, by 1977, as the Local Health Admini-
stration. The second agency was the Family Health
Administration formed in 1987. The Local Health
Administration and the Family Health Administra-
tion were merged in 1989 to form the Local and
Family Health Administration.
The Administration oversees the local health
departments in each county and Baltimore City to
ensure that basic public health services are provided
in all parts of the State. Under the direction of a
local health officer, each local health department
provides these services and administers and enforces
State and local health laws and regulations in its
jurisdiction. Programs meet the public health needs
of the community and provide services not offered
by the private sector. The health officer is jointly
appointed by the Secretary of Health and Mental
Hygiene and the local governing body.
Under the Administration are nine offices: Plan-
ning, Evaluation, and Program Development;
Health Promotion Education and Tobacco Use
Prevention; Child Health; Children's Medical Serv-
ices; Chronic Disease Prevention; Hereditary Dis-
orders; Management Services; Maternal Health
and Family Planning; and Women, Infants, and
Children. The Administration also oversees Deer's
Head Center; Western Maryland Center; the State
Advisory Council on Arthritis and Related Dis-


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