Maryland SBIRT Policy Steering Committee & Care Coordination/Technology Workgroup


The SBIRT Policy Steering Committee:

  • Promotes and guides Maryland’s SBIRT project to meet stated goals and objectives.
  • Reviews project performance and progress; approves sustainability progress reports to SAMHSA.
  • Interfaces with policy-making bodies to help ensure the sustainability of SBIRT, the availability of behavioral health services for people identified as needing specialty care and the integration of behavioral health with other health improvement efforts.
  • Interfaces with Maryland’s Health Information Exchange to help ensure the integration of SBIRT and behavioral health care in statewide health information technology efforts.

The Care Coordination & Technology Workgroup:

  • Guides health information technology components of the SBIRT project.
  • Coordinates with Maryland’s Health Information Exchange and other health information technology initiatives to help ensure SBIRT providers are routinely exchanging patient health information electronically with specialty treatment providers.

List of Members

Michael Abrams, MPH
Senior Research Analyst
Hilltop Institute

Marian Bland, LCSW-C
Director
Office of Adult and Specialized Behavioral Health Services
Maryland Behavioral Health Administration

Alyssa L. Brown, Esq.,
Health Policy Analyst, Planning Admin
Office of Health Care Financing
Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene

Alice Burton, MHS
President
Burton Policy Consulting

Julie Eastin, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Behavioral Health
Chase Brexton Health Services

Cheryl Duncan DePinto, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Health Systems and Infrastructure Administration
Medical Director, Office of School Health
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Deborah Green
Director
Prevention & Wellness Services
Maryland Behavioral Health Administration

Helen D. Lann, MD
Medical Director
Beacon Health Options

Representative:
Enrique B. Olivares, MD
Director of Addictions
Beacon Health Options

Mark Luckner
Executive Director
Maryland Community Health Resources Commission

Steven Reeder
Director, Adult Services
Maryland Behavioral Health Administration

Paul Sacco, Ph.D., LCSW
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Social Work

David Sharp, Ph.D.
Director
Center for Health Information Technology & Innovative Care Delivery
Maryland Health Care Commission

Representative:
Angela Evatt
Chief of Health Info Exchange
Maryland Health Care Commission
Center for Health Information Technology and Innovative Care Delivery

Sheena Siddiqui
Analyst, Policy & Data Analytics
Maryland Hospital Association

Ryan Smith
Vice President, Accountability & Provider Relations
Behavioral Health System Baltimore

H. Duane Taylor, Esq., MPP, MCPA
Chief Executive Officer
Mid-Atlantic Assoc. of Community Health Centers

Representative:
Judy Lichty-Hess
Mid-Atlantic Assoc. of Community Health Centers

Mishka Terplan, MD
Medical Director
Behavioral Health System Baltimore

Albert Zachik, M.D.
Director
Office of Child and Adolescent Services
Maryland Behavioral Health Administration


Care Coordination and Technology Workgroup

Gergana E. Iotina, Esq.
Diamond Iotina Hartman LLC

Oleg D. Tarkovsky, MBA, LCPC
Division Director, Clinical Services
Mosaic Community Services, Inc.

De’Notta Teagle, PA-C
Value Analysis Coordinator
Total Health Care