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Behavioral Health Advisory Council

The Behavioral Health Advisory Council (BHAC), created per the Maryland Code Health—General Article, sections 10-308 through 10-312, and the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council (DAAC) created through Executive Order per Chapters 237 and 238 of the Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland of 2004, combined in September 2013 to form the Behavioral Health Advisory Council. This combined entity serves to: 1) advocate for a culturally competent and comprehensive behavioral health system for persons of all ages, 2) act as an advisory group to the Baltimore County Bureau of Behavioral Health that serves as the Core Service Agency and Local Addiction Authority for the County, and 3) develop priorities and strategies to meet the behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery needs of the County.

Mission Statement

To advocate for and develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan, and a collaborative approach to the use of State and local resources for prevention, intervention, evaluation, treatment and recovery supports to mental health and substance abuse for citizens of Baltimore County.

Meetings

The Council meets the second Friday of every month from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Health Department’s main conference room at the Government Center at Drumcastle, 6401 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21212.

Council Members

There are up to 24 members on the Council. Representatives are Ex-Officio members from specific, related fields and agencies, or members appointed by the County Executive. Ex-Officio members serve as long as the member holds the specified office or designation. Members appointed by the County Executive serve a three-year term. The County Health Officer or designee serves as Chairperson and both the Chairperson and Bureau Chief of Behavioral Health are non-voting, Ex Officio members of the Council.

Name

Date Appointed

Current
Term Expires

Appointed By

Vacant

   

         

County Executive:
At-Large Member

Timothy Hayden

07/01/2011

   

County Executive Representative:
County Department of Education

Vacant

       

        

County Executive Representative:
Department of Social Services

Vacant

         

         

County Executive Representative:
Physician

Barbara Korenblit

07/01/2011

     

County Executive Representative:
Mental Health Professional

Sharon Hudson Myers

07/01/2010

    

County Executive Representative:
Mental Health Professional

Vacant

      

       

County Executive Representative:
Clergy

Vacant

       

        

County Executive Representative:
Legal Professional

John Worden

   

   

County Executive Representative:
Police Department

Vacant

     

    

County Executive Representative:
Local General Hospital with In-Patient
Psychiatric Unit

Mary Pivawer

    

      

County Executive Representative:
  Department of Aging

Celena Falline

    

     

County Executive Representative:
  Department of Juvenile Justice

Vacant

     

   

County Executive Representative:
  Local Community Rehabilitation or
Housing Program

Denise Camp

03/19/2010

    

County Executive Representative:
Consumer

Tony Wright

1/12/2004

    

County Executive Representative:
Consumer

 Vacant

  

   

County Executive Representative:
Consumer

Vacant

 

     

County Executive Representative:
Consumer

Vacant

  

   

County Executive Representative:
Consumer

Bette Stewart

03/19/2013

   

County Executive Representative:
  Parent-Relative of Adults with Mental Disorders 

Vacant

 

   

County Executive Representative:
  Parent-Relative of Adults with Mental Disorders 

Vacant

      

     

County Executive Representative:
  Parent-Relative of Children and Adolescent 

Vacant

    

    

County Executive Representative:
  Parent-Relative of Children and Adolescent 

Susan Parks

   

     

County Executive Representative:
  Local Mental Health Association

Vacant

   

    

County Executive Representative:
 Member of General Public

Sharon Tyler

 

 

County Executive Representative:
County Detention Center

Lisa Wyckoff

  

   

County Executive Representative:
Circuit Court

Vacant

  

  

County Executive Representative:
District Court

Donald Schlimm

 

  

County Executive Representative:
Local Management Board

Howard Resnick

  

  

County Executive Representative:
Substance Use Disorder Prevention Provider

James Perrone

  

   

County Executive Representative:
Substance Use Disorder Providers

Dr. Sheldon Glass

   

  

County Executive Representative:
Substance Use Disorder Providers

Dr. Anthony Estreet

   

    

County Executive Representative:
Individual knowledgeable about treatment of substance use disorders in the County

Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP
Ex Officio Member

      

       

County Executive Representative:
County Health Officer

Robin Templeton
Ex Officio Member

       

       

County Executive Representative:
State Inpatient Facility

Kimberly Cuthrell, Ph.D., JD, LPC, LCAC
Ex Officio Member

      

       

County Executive Representative:
Local Alcohol and Drug Abuse Agency, County Mental Health Director, Core Service Agency Director

 

Revised September 29, 2016        

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