WORKGROUP ON BLACK, LATINO, ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER, & OTHER UNDERREPRESENTED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Appointed by Secretary of Health to 3-year terms:
Vacancy, Chair (chosen by Secretary of Health:
Viviana Azar; Flor D. Guisti; Natasha Herbert, Ph.D.; Laurens Van Sluytman, Ph.D.; Andre Thompson; Samuel L. Williams III, M.D.; two vacancies. Terms expire 2025.

Ex officio: Aminta Hawkins Breaux, Ph.D., President, Bowie State University; Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D., President, Coppin State University; David K. Wilson, Ed.D., President, Morgan State University; Heidi M. Anderson, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Staff: Lisa N. Fassett

c/o Office of Government Affairs & Communications
Behavioral Health Administration
Maryland Department of Health
55 Wade Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228
e-mail: lisa.fassett1@maryland.gov


Report to Governor & General Assembly due July 1, 2023 (Chapter 318, Acts of 2022).

In July 2022, the Workgroup on Black, Latino, Asian American Pacific Islander, and Other Underrepresented Behavioral Health Professionals was authorizd by the General Assembly (Chapter 318, Acts of 2022).

The Workgroup is to identify and study the shortage of behavioral health professionals in the State who are Black, Latino, Asian American Pacific Islander, or otherwise underrepresented in the behavioral health profession; and assess and make recommendations on incentives or other methods to increase their number.

Authorization for the Workgroup ends June 30, 2024.

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