DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & MENTAL HYGIENE

Martin P. Wasserman, M.D., J.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene (410) 767-6505

Barbara Shipnuck, Deputy Secretary for Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation (410) 767-4664
Kenneth M. (Mark) Puente, Deputy Secretary for Operations (410) 767-5502
Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services (410) 767-6510
Daniel J. O'Brien, Jr., Principal Counsel (410) 767-1861

201 West Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2399
(410) 767-6500
(410) 767-6860 (public information)
e-mail: healthmd@dhmh.state.md.us
fax: (410) 767-6489
TTY: (410) 767-5072
World Wide Web: http://www.charm.net/~epi9/


Agencies

Budget

Functions

Historical Evolution

Organizational Chart

Origin

Reports


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

OFFICE OF SECRETARY

(M00A01, formerly 32.01.01)
FY1998 appropriation: $3,038,815
FY1998 authorized positions: 27.6
Martin P. Wasserman, M.D., J.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene
(appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent)
(410) 767-6505
e-mail: wassermanm@dhmh.state.md.us

HEALTH CARE POLICY, FINANCE, & REGULATION

(M00P01, formerly 32.16.01)
FY1998 appropriation: $1,567,226
FY1998 authorized positions: 25
Barbara Shipnuck, Deputy Secretary for Health Care Policy, Finance, & Regulation
(410) 767-4664
e-mail: shipnuckb@dhmh.state.md.us

MARYLAND HEALTH CARE ACCESS & COST COMMISSION

(M00R0101, formerly 32.18.01.01)
FY1998 appropriation: $4,825,591
FY1998 authorized positions: 29
John M. Colmers, Executive Director
(410) 764-3460
e-mail: jcolmers@erols.com

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent to 4-year terms:
Donald E. Wilson, M.D., Chair (chosen by Governor), 1998

Evelyn T. Beasley, 1998; Harold A. Cohen, Ph.D., 1998; E. Regina Sorrell, 1998; John A. Picciotto, Esq., 2000; Marc E. Zanger, 2000; Elaine W. Johnston, 2001; J. Dennis Murray, 2001; Catherine N. Smoot-Haselnus, M.D., 2001.

STATE HEALTH RESOURCES PLANNING COMMISSION

(M00R0103, formerly 32.18.01.03)
FY1998 appropriation: $2,979,967
FY1998 authorized positions: 40.7
James R. Stanton, Executive Director
(appointed by State Health Resources Planning Commission with Governor's approval)
(410) 764-3255
e-mail: jstanton@mhrp.state.md.us
fax: (410) 358-1311

Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms:
George S. Malouf, Sr., M.D., Chair (chosen by Governor), 2001

Mary Etta Mills, Sc.D., 1997; Walter J. Hall, 1998; Marcia Gann Pines, 1998; Constance F. Row, 1998; Marvin Schneider, M.D., 1998; LeRoy W. Williams, 1998; Steven S. Cohen, 2000; Joan Y. Harris, 2000; Nancy A. Russell, 2000; Ruth Spector, 2000; Mirza Hussain Ali Baig, M.D., 2001; G. Scott Hunter, 2001.

Ex officio: Barbara Shipnuck, designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene

STATE HEALTH SERVICES COST REVIEW COMMISSION

(M00R0102, formerly 32.18.01.02)
FY1998 appropriation: $2,738,248
FY1998 authorized positions: 30
Robert B. Murray, Executive Director
(appointed by State Health Services Cost Review Commission with Governor's approval)
(410) 764-2605
e-mail: murrayr@dhmh.state.md.us

Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms:
Vacancy, Chair (chosen by Governor)

Willarda V. Edwards, M.D., 1998; Dean E. Farley, Ph.D., 1998; Philip B. Down, 1999; Dale O. Troll, 1999; Don S. Hillier, 2000; Samuel Lin, M.D., 2001; C. James Lowthers, 2001.

HEALTH SERVICES ANALYSIS & EVALUATION ADMINISTRATION

John G. Folkemer, Director
(410) 767-5806
e-mail: folkemerj@dhmh.state.md.us
fax: (410) 333-7505

INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION

(M00C0103, formerly 32.03.01.03)
FY1998 appropriation: $4,775,103
FY1998 authorized positions: 103.5
Asa (Jack) Frost, Director (410) 767-6830

LICENSING & CERTIFICATION ADMINISTRATION

(M00P0301, formerly 32.16.03)
FY1998 appropriation: $7,425,023
FY1998 authorized positions: 127.8
Carol Benner, Director
(410) 764-2431
e-mail: bennerc@dhmh.state.md.us

Thomas Russell, Deputy Director (410) 764-2431
Dorothy Greene, Administrator (410) 764-2431

MEDICAL CARE FINANCE & COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATION

(M00Q0105, formerly 32.17.01.05)
FY1998 appropriation: $12,140,019
FY1998 authorized positions: 187
Lawrence P. Triplett, Director
(410) 767-5204
e-mail: triplettl@dhmh.state.md.us

Kenneth S. Smoot, Deputy Director (410) 767-5186
Diane C. Herr, Deputy Director (410) 767-5510

MEDICAL CARE OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATION

(M00Q0102, formerly 32.17.01.02)
FY1998 appropriation: $18,891,059
FY1998 authorized positions: 239.6
Joseph E. Davis, Director (410) 767-5400

MEDICAL CARE POLICY ADMINISTRATION

(M00Q0104, formerly 32.17.01.04)
FY1998 appropriation: $10,582,459
FY1998 authorized positions: 75
Joseph M. Millstone, Director
(410) 767-1432
e-mail: millstonej@dhmh.state.md.us

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

(M00P0204, formerly 32.16.02.04)
FY1998 appropriation: $5,008,156
FY1998 authorized positions: 50.5

STATE BOARD OF NURSING

(M00P0205)
FY1998 appropriation: $2,124,879
FY1998 authorized positions: 26
Donna M. Dorsey, R.N., Executive Director
(410) 764-5124
e-mail: 102234.1523@compuserve.com

Appointed by Governor with advice of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene (consumer members also appointed with Senate advice & consent) to 4-year terms:
Teresa M. Bianco, R.N., President, 2001

Patricia G. Donoho, 1998; Madeline V. Forrest, 1998; Joan H. Johnson, L.P.N., 1998; Margaret D. Richards, 1998; Judith W. Ryan, R.N., Ph.D., C.R.N.P.-A., 1998; Jane A. Garvin, 2000; Robert E. Mack, 2000; Cheryl Tom-Nelson, R.N., 2000; Willie Bertha Boyd, 2001; Jule M. Halleredin, 2001; one vacancy.

STATE BOARD OF PHYSICIAN QUALITY ASSURANCE

(M00P0206)
FY1998 appropriation: $6,020,387
FY1998 authorized positions: 68
J. Michael Compton, Executive Director
(410) 764-4777
1-800-492-6836 (toll free)
e-mail: 102234.2354@compuserve.com
World Wide Web: http://www.docboard.org/md/default.htm

Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms:
Suresh C. Gupta, M.D., Chair (chosen by Governor), 1999

William A. Crawley, M.D., 1998; Brian M. Hepburn, M.D., 1998; Christine J. Moore, 1998; John F. Strahan, M.D., 1998; Lorna A. Green, 1999; Charles F. Hobelmann, Jr., M.D., 1999; Mary M. Newman, M.D., 1999; Donald C. Chambers, M.D., 2000; Moises Z. Fraiman, M.D., 2000; Sidney B. Seidman, M.D., 2000; Cheryl E. Winchell, M.D., 2000; Samuel K. Himmelrich, Sr., 2001; Zorayda M. Lee-Llacer, M.D., 2001; Ronald J. Orleans, M.D., 2001.

OPERATIONS

(M00C0101, formerly 32.03.01.01)
FY1998 appropriation: $7,251,878
FY1998 authorized positions: 134
Kenneth M. (Mark) Puente, Deputy Secretary for Operations
(410) 767-5502
e-mail: puentem@dhmh.state.md.us

Richard A. Proctor, Special Assistant (410) 767-5660
Brendan Clifford, Special Assistant (410) 767-0896
Cedonnia Church, Administrative Assistant (410) 767-5502

BUDGET MANAGEMENT OFFICE

James P. Johnson, Director
(410) 767-6064
e-mail: johnsonj@dhmh.state.md.us

FISCAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

(M00C0102, formerly 32.03.01.02)
FY1998 appropriation: $5,073,924
FY1998 authorized positions: 139
Irma A. Bevans, Director
(410) 767-5820
e-mail: bevansi@dhmh.state.md.us

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

(M00C0104, formerly 32.03.01.04)
FY1998 appropriation: $4,389,617
FY1998 authorized positions: 93
Robert W. Beasman, Acting Director
(410) 767-5830
e-mail: beasmanr@dhmh.state.md.us

Julia Davidson-Randall, Deputy Director & State Registrar (410) 767-5830

PERSONNEL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

James A. (Alan) Baker, Director
(410) 767-5423
e-mail: bakera@dhmh.state.md.us

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES

(M00F0101, formerly 32.06.01)
FY1998 appropriation: $2,209,645
FY1998 authorized positions: 19
Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services
(410) 767-6510
e-mail: benjaming@dhmh.state.md.us

Arlene H. Stephenson, Chief of Staff (410) 767-6525
Gail Wowk, Special Assistant (410) 767-6525

AIDS ADMINISTRATION

(M00F0401, formerly 32.06.04.01)
FY1998 appropriation: $21,512,215
FY1998 authorized positions: 68
Liza Solomon, Dr.P.H., Director
(410) 767-5013
e-mail: solomol@dhmh.state.md.us

AIDS Hotline (7 days a week): (410) 333-AIDS
AIDS Hotline (7 days a week): (410) 945-AIDS (Baltimore area)
1-800-638-6252 (toll free)
TDD: 1-800-553-3140
World Wide Web: http://www.charm.net/~epi10/

ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE ADMINISTRATION

(M00K02, formerly 32.11.02)
FY1998 appropriation: $61,418,004
FY1998 authorized positions: 53
Thomas W. Davis, Director
(410) 767-6925
e-mail: davist@dhmh.state.md.us
World Wide Web: http://www.charm.net/~epi2/

Shane Dennis, Deputy Director (410) 767-6872

COMMUNITY & PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

(M00F02, formerly 32.06.02)
FY1998 appropriation: $182,784,733
FY1998 authorized positions: 139.5
Carlessia A. Hussein, R.N., Dr.P.H., Director
(410) 767-5300
e-mail: husseinc@dhmh.state.md.us
World Wide Web: http://www.charm.net/~epi8/

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Jonathan R. Foley, Associate Director (410) 767-5300

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Diane L. Matuszak, M.D., Associate Director (410) 767-5300

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION

(M00M01, formerly 32.13.01)
FY1998 appropriation: $282,682,639
FY1998 authorized positions: 132.5
Diane K. Coughlin, Director
(410) 767-5600
e-mail: ebbertsd@dhmh.state.md.us

Scott M. Uhl, Deputy Director (410) 767-5600

LABORATORIES ADMINISTRATION

(M00J02, formerly 32.10.02)
FY1998 appropriation: $13,740,353
FY1998 authorized positions: 266
J. Mehsen Joseph, Ph.D., Director
(410) 767-6100
e-mail: 72054.362@compuserve.com
World Wide Web: http://www.charm.net/~epi6/labs.htm

MENTAL HYGIENE ADMINISTRATION

(M00L01, formerly 32.12.01)
FY1998 appropriation: $382,193,899
FY1998 authorized positions: 81.35
Oscar L. Morgan, Director
(410) 767-6611

Vacancy, Deputy Director (410) 767-6655
Brian M. Hepburn, M.D., Clinical Director (410) 767-6655

OFFICE OF CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER

(M00F0501, formerly 32.06.05.01)
FY1998 appropriation: $4,597,403
FY1998 authorized positions: 69
John E. Smialek, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner (410) 333-3225


DEFUNCT DEPARTMENTAL AGENCIES

ANNAPOLIS BRANCH LABORATORY
Under Laboratories Administration, closed July 1996.

BUSINESS & REGULATORY SERVICES
Disbanded in July 1997.

CENTER FOR AIDS EDUCATION
Under AIDS Administration, renamed Center for Prevention Programs in 1997.

CENTER FOR AIDS EPIDEMIOLOGY
Under AIDS Administration, renamed Center for Epidemiology and Analysis in 1997.

CENTER FOR AIDS SERVICES, PLANNING, & DEVELOPMENT
Under AIDS Administration, renamed Center for HIV Patient Services in 1997.

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & PATIENT SERVICES
Under AIDS Administration, reorganized in 1997 as Center for Education & Training.

CENTER FOR QUALITY ASSESSMENT & IMPROVEMENT
Under AIDS Administration, abolished in 1997. Most of its functions were absorbed by the Center for Education and Training.

CERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIVES ADVISORY COUNCIL
Under State Board of Nursing, reorganized in 1997 as Nurse-Midwife Peer Review Advisory Committee.

COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEILLANCE & LABORATORIES ADMINISTRATION
In January 1997, renamed Laboratories Administration.

DATA BASE DEVELOPMENT WORK GROUP
Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, the Work Group last met in July 1996 and concluded its work in 1997.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES & AMBULATORY CARE PROGRAM
Under Licensing and Certification Administration, reorganized in 1997 as Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse and Community Mental Health Program. Ambulatory care functions were transferred to join Hospitals and Complaint Program.

DIVISION OF ACUTE CARE SERVICES
Under Medical Care Finance and Compliance Administration, renamed Program Services and Review Division in July 1997.

DIVISION OF ADJUNCT SERVICES
Under Medical Care Finance and Compliance Administration, renamed in July 1997 as Quality Assurance Services Division.

DIVISION OF AGING SERVICES
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, functions of the Division were assigned to other Divisions in October 1997.

DIVISION OF CLINICAL LAB SERVICES
Under Laboratories Office, the Division was abolished in December 1996.

DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, disbanded in October 1997.

DIVISION OF MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH
Under Medical Care Policy Administration, functions of the Division were assigned to other divisions in October 1997.

DIVSION OF UTILIZATION & ELIGIBILITY REVIEW
Under Medical Care Finance and Compliance Administration, renamed Recipient Services Division in July 1997.

EXPANSION OF INSURANCE REFORM TASK FORCE
James Block, M.D., Co-Chair
Alvin Powers, Co-Chair

Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, the Task Force concluded its work at the end of 1994.

FINANCIAL PLANNING ADMINISTRATION
Under Operations. reorganized as Budget Management Office in 1997.

HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION (HMO) QUALITY & PRACTICE PARAMETER DEVELOPMENT WORK GROUP
Joseph A. Mead, Jr., M.D., Chair

Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, the Work Group completed its work in 1996.

HEALTH SYSTEMS PLANNING
Under State Health Resources Planning Commission, functions of this unit were merged with the Policy Analysis Division in January 1997 to form the Planning and Policy Analysis Division.

HMO PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, the Committee last met in February 1995 and concluded its work in 1997.

HOSPITALS & COMPLAINT PROGRAM
Under Licensing and Certification Administration, this program was joined together with the Ambulatory Care Program in 1997.

INFORMATION SERVICES
Formerly under Program Systems and Operations Administration, reorganized in July 1997 as Information Resources Management Administration.

LOCAL & FAMILY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Renamed Community and Public Health Administration in January 1997.

LONG-TERM MANAGED CARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Staff: Michael A. Nolin (410) 455-6759
Richard Bennett, M.D., Chair

MEDICAL SPECIALTY COMMITTEE
Under State Board of Physician Quality Assurance, discontinued by vote of Board on October 1, 1996.

OFFICE OF FOOD PROTECTION & CONSUMER HEALTH SERVICES
Formerly under Community Health Surveillance and Laboratories Administration, the Office was renamed Consumer Health and Facility Services in January 1997 under the Community and Public Health Administration.

OFFICE OF PLANNING, EVALUATION, & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Under Community and Public Health Administration, renamed Office of Public Health Assessment in January 1997.

PAYMENT SYSTEMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, the Committee last met in November 1996 and concluded its work in 1997.

PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY WORK GROUP
Under Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, the Work Group last met in December 1996 and concluded its work in 1997.

POLICY & HEALTH STATISTICS ADMINISTRATION
Renamed Health Services Analysis and Evaluation Administration in April 1997.

PROGRAM SYSTEMS & OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATION
Renamed Medical Care Operations Administration in July 1997.

STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE
Formerly under Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, abolished effective Oct. 1, 1997 (Chapter 5, Acts of 1997).

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Under Licensing and Certification Administration, this program was reorganized in 1997 as Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse and Community Mental Health Program.

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