Chair: Aruna K. Miller, Lt. Governor

[photo, State House, Annapolis, Maryland] Appointed by Governor: Barbara L. Allen; Cari G. Cho; Serina Eckwood; Patricia B. Miedusiewski; Bhaskara R. Tripuraneni, M.D.; Kimberlee Davis Watts, Esq.

Appointed by Senate President: Katie Fry Hester; one vacancy.

Appointed by House Speaker: Robbyn T. Lewis; one vacancy.

Appointed by Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Maryland: Richard P. Abbott, Esq.

Ex officio: Carol A. Beatty, Secretary of Disabilities; Laura Herrera Scott, M.D., Secretary of Health; Alyssa S. Lord, Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health; Rafael J. Lopez, Secretary of Human Services; Lynda M. Bonieskie, Ph.D., designee of Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Col. Roland L. Butler, Jr., Secretary of State Police; Deborah D. Nelson, Ph.D., designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Kathleen A. Birrane, Maryland Insurance Commissioner; Robin E. Rickard, Executive Director, Opioid Operational Command Center.

State House, Annapolis, Maryland, April 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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Annual Report to Governor due Dec. 31 (Executive Order 01.01.2019.02; Executive Order 01.01.2019.06).

In January 2019, the Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland was created by the Governor (Executive Order 01.01.2019.02)..

The Commission is to review the Strategic Plan: 24/7 Crisis Walk-in and Mobile Crisis Team Services produced by the Behavioral Health Advisory Council in 2017. To identify local differences in the impact of mental illness, regional summits will be conducted across the State. Further, the Commission is to advise and assist the Governor in improving access to mental health services statewide.

In May 2019, four members were added to the Commission, and also added was a requirement for an annual report (Executive Order 01.01.2019.06).

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