Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Kimberly C. Burto. Term expires 2015.
Gregory W. Branch, M.D.; Kenneth R. Collins; Robert D. Farrar; Jennilyn B. Landbeck; Shenetta Malkia-Sapp; William T. Powell; Robert R. Tousey; Holly C. Wilcox, Ph.D. Terms expire 2018.
Appointed by Senate President: one vacancy
Appointed by House Speaker: Susan W. Krebs
Ex officio: Amanda M. Celentano, designee of Secretary of Aging; Linnette Rivera, designee of Secretary of Disabilities; Albert A. Zachik, M.D., designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Shauna A. Donahue, designee of Deputy Secretary, Behavioral Health & Disabilities; Stephen B. Goldberg, M.D., designee of Deputy Secretary, Public Health Services; Michael S. Ito, Psy.D., designee of Secretary of Juvenile Services; Randall S. Nero, Ph.D., designee of Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Dana S. Hendrickson, designee of Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Deborah D. Nelson, Ph.D., designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Christina E. Drushel Williams, designee of Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children.
Staff: Mary Kay Tierney
c/o Behavioral Health Administration
Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
Dix Building, Spring Grove Hospital Center
55 Wade Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 402-8452; fax: (410) 402-8311
In October 2009, the Governor formed the Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention (Executive Order 01.01.2009.13).
The Commission devises a statewide plan for suicide prevention and intervention, and post-suicide services for individuals and their families. For those who survive or attempt suicide and their families, the Commission has compiled a list of support systems.
To ensure the best use of resources for the delivery of a continuum of services to prevent, intervene in, or recover from suicide, the Commission promotes a coordinated, collaborative and comprehensive effort by State and local agencies. In addition, the Commission is to identify and review the impact of suicide on the health and well-being of Maryland citizens; the economic and social costs of suicide; and effective and efficient practices in the organization and delivery of services to those affected by suicide.
In September 2012, the Commission submitted to the Governor its initial two-year plan for suicide prevention.
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