Representing Department of Aging: Barbara J. Sigler
Representing Department of Commerce: Jerel C. Registre
Representing Department of Disabilities: Kirsten Bosak
Representing State Department of Education: Reginald Burke
Representing Maryland Department of Emergency Management: Anna L. Sierra
Representing Maryland Department of Health: Alyssa S. Lord
Representing Department of Housing & Community Development: Stuart P. Campbell
Representing Department of Human Services: Heather Zenone
Representing Department of Juvenile Services: one vacancy
Representing Maryland Department of Labor: Casey Tiefenwerth
Representing Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services: Michael Richards
Representing Department of State Police: Lt. Col. Rosemary K. Chappell
Representing Department of Veterans Affairs: Dana S. Burl
Representing Maryland Judiciary: Gray Barton
Representing Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems: Randy Linthicum
Representing Governor's Office of Crime Prevention & Policy: Martin A. Hammond III
Representing Maryland's Office of Overdose Response: Emily N. Keller
Representing Office of Public Defender: Melissa Rothstein
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100 Community Place, Crownsville, Maryland, July 2016. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
In June 2014, the Maryland Overdose Response Advisory Council originated, when the Governor created the Governor's Overdose Prevention Council as a subcabinet within the Governor's Office (Executive Order 01.01.2014.12). In February 2015, authorization for the Governor's Overdose Prevention Council was rescinded by the Governor, and replaced by the Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council (Executive Order 01.01.2015.13). In December 2023, the Governor rescinded authorization for the Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, when the Governor established the Maryland Overdose Response Advisory Council (Executive Order 01.01.2023.21).
The charge of the Maryland Overdose Response Advisory Council is to facilitate data sharing among respective agencies; identify emerging challenges related to the provision of substance use disorder services, and recommend ways to address those challenges; and promote equity in the provision of substance use disorder services. The Council also is to share data related to equity among all relevant agencies; and coordinate the implementation of recommendations of the Maryland Commission on Health Equity related to overdose mortality and the Racial Disparities in Overdose Task Force.
Nineteen members constitute the Council. They include one representative from each of the following thirteen State departments: Aging, Commerce, Disabilities, Education, Emergency Management, Health, Housing and Community Development, Human Services, Juvenile Services, Labor, Public Safety and Correctional Services, State Police, and Veterans Affairs. Also among their number are representatives from these five agencies: the Maryland Judiciary; the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention and Policy; the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Service Systems; Maryland's Office of Overdose Response; and the Office of Public Defender. The Lt. Governor serves as Council Chair (Executive Order 01.01.2023.21).
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