[photo, Laura Herrera Scott, Maryland Secretary of Health] LAURA HERRERA SCOTT, M.D., Secretary of Health

Secretary of Health since March 2, 2023. Acting Secretary of Health, January 18 to March 2, 2023. Deputy Secretary of Public Health, 2011-15.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2023-; Children's Cabinet, 2023-; Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, 2023; School Safety Subcabinet, 2023-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2023-; MD THINK Committee, 2023-; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2023-; Governor's Subcabinet on Climate, 2024-. Chair, State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2023-; State Community Health Worker Advisory Committee, 2023-; Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, 2023-.

Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2023-; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2023-; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2023-; Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Council, 2020-; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2023-; Advisory Stakeholder Group on Autism-Related Needs, 2023-; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2023-; Commission on Behavioral Health Care Treatment and Access, 2023-; Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council, 2023-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2023-; Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports, 2023-; Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council, 2023-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2023-; State Early Childhood Advisory Council, 2023-; State Emergency Medical Services Board, 2023-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2023-; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2023-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2023-; State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness, 2023-; Maryland Commission on Health Equity, 2023-; Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, 2023-; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2023-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2023-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2023-; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2023-; Governor's Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2023-; Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission, 2023-; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2023-; Council on Open Data, 2023-; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2023-; Advisory Board on Prescription-Drug Monitoring, 2023-; Procurement Improvement Council, 2023-; Rural Maryland Council, 2023-; Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers, 2023-; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2023-; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2023-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2023-; Workgroup on Social Worker Requirements for Licensure, 2023-; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2023-; Commission on Trauma-Informed Care, 2023-; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2023-. Member, Government Efficiency Commission, 2024-; Maryland Council on Innovation and Impact, 2024-; Task Force on Responsible Use of Natural Psychedelic Substances, 2024-.

Former Chief Medical Officer, Health Department, Baltimore City.

Baruch College, City University of New York, B.A. (business administration); State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, M.D.; Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H. (public health). Served in Medical Corps, U.S. Army Reserve. Former National Director of Women Veterans Health Care. Medical Director for Population and Community Health, Johns Hopkins Health Care, 2015-16. Vice-President, Medicaid Clinical Operations, Anthem, Inc., 2016-20, and Vice-President, Strategy and Product, 2020-22, Anthem, Inc. Executive Vice-President of Population Health, Summit Health, 2022-23. Member, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Married; two children.

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