Principal Deputy Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, October 1, 2004 to January 17, 2007. Member, Interagency Disabilities, Board, 2004-07; Homeland Security Senior Policy Group, 2004-07; Maryland Commission on Disabilities, 2005-06.
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, February 13, 2015 to December 15, 2016. Resigned December 15, 2016. Acting Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, January 21 to February 13, 2015. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2015-16; Children's Cabinet, 2015-16 Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2015-16. Chair, State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2015-16; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2015; Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, 2015-16; Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, 2015-16.
Member, Judicial Compensation Commission, 2017-.
Member, Business District Commission, Town of La Plata, 1993-95. Board of Trustees, Charles County Community College, 1993-95.
Member of House of Delegates (Democrat), representing District 28, Charles County, January 11, 1995 to September 30, 2004. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (unemployment insurance subcommittee, 1995-96; real property subcommittee, 1995-98; health insurance subcommittee, 1999-2003; chair, workers' compensation subcommittee, 1999-2003). House Chair, Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1999-2003 (member, 1997-2003). Member, House Facilities Committee, 1999-2004; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2003; Appropriations Committee, 2003-04 (capital budget subcommittee, 2003-04; oversight committee on pensions, 2003-04; chair, health & human resources subcommittee, 2003-04); Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2003-04. House Chair, Joint Audit Committee, 2003-04. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2004. Chair, Southern Maryland Delegation, 1996-2002. Chair, Charles County Delegation, 2003-04.
Member, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Task Force, 1995; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1995-2004; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 1995-2004; Governor's Task Force to Study the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund, 1999-2000; Rebuild La Plata Task Force, 2002.
Born in La Plata, Maryland, November 28, 1955. Attended La Plata High School, La Plata, Maryland; Campbell University, 1974. President and Chief Executive Officer, MSI, Inc., 1985-2006. Associate, Manis, Canning and Associates, 2008-15. Member, Democratic Central Committee, Charles County, 1982-86. Board member, County First Bank; Eastern Group Insurance Trust. Member, Suburban Maryland Home Builders Industry Association. Past president, Home Owners' Warranty (HOW) Council. Past vice-president, Charles County United Way. Past member, Charles County Fair Board; Mattawoman Art Center Board; Charles County Community College Foundation. Married; two children.
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