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
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 Department of Health

Alice Burton, MHS
Burton Policy Consulting

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

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

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

Angela Evatt
Chief of Health Info Exchange

Steven Reeder
Assistant Director Clinical Services Division
Maryland Behavioral Health Administration

Shamonda Braithwaite
Director, Policy and Data Analytics
Maryland Hospital Association

Mark Luckner
Executive Director
Maryland Community Health Resources Commission

Judy Lapinski, PharmD
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mid-Atlantic Assoc. Community Health Centers

Judy Lichty-Hess
Director of Clinical Projects

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

Care Coordination and Technology Workgroup

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

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