The Board of Health meets monthly (with the exception of July, August and December). The Board has general responsibility for the health and sanitary interests of the people of the County and works in accord with the County Council to ensure the health and safety of those in Howard County.
The Board of Health consists of 11 members appointed to five-year terms by the County Executive with County Council consent (Code 1957, Art. 25A, sec. 5(y); Code Health-General Article, secs. 3-101 through 3-202; County Code, sec. 12-101)
Held on the fourth Tuesday of the month (with the exception of July, August and December) at 6:00 p.m at the Health Department Administrative Offices 8930 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, MD 21045
Matthew Reber, MHA - Acting Chair
Jason Bashura, MPH, RS
Darryl Burnett, MPH, CHES
Judith Chernoff, MD
Emily Greenberger, MSW, LCSW-C, PC
Erica Martin, MSW, LCSW-C
Paul Nagy, PhD
Audra Nixon, MPH
Jill RachBeisel, MD
A new behavioral health board named the Howard County Local Behavioral Health Advisory (HCLBHA) Board was formed July 1, 2018.
The Board meets monthly (with the exception of July). The Board's mission is to advise the County Health Officer and the County Executive of their responsibility to plan, manage and monitor Behavioral Health programs and services for Howard County Residents.
The HCLBHA Board will include a total of 28 members: 18 are appointed members for five-year terms. The Board consists of: 7 Consumers, 7 Family Members, 2 Professional/Provider/Advocates, 2 At Large, and 10 will be Ex-Officio members representing DSS, Public Defender’s Office, DCRS, State Attorney’s Office, Detention Center, Police Department, Circuit Court, DJS, Parole and Probation, and HCPSS. The importance of consumer/family member representation was a key focus in the development of the new board. Members and Ex-Officio members, all of whom have voting rights.
Consumer/MH or SUD
Scornaienchi, Joan Webb
During COVID-19, LBHA meetings will be held virtually. The April 15, 2020 meeting can be attended virtually by going to https://howardcountymd.webex.com/howardcountymd/j.php?MTID=m3ea1285b4db4605b0b348c244e495198