The full HTPCC meets on a bi-monthly basis and convenes smaller project-driven committees and ad hoc workgroups as needed. No confidential information is discussed. All meetings are publicized in advance on this webpage and are open to the public. Attendance is recorded and reflected in each full meetings’ minutes, which are approved at the next full HTPCC meeting. Ex officio members within County government and the composition and number of public members are dictated by the Coordination Council’s founding legislation (CB 52-2019). Terms of the public members are staggered and vary in length and appointments are made as needed by the County Executive.
Thursday, January 19, 2023; 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
This meeting will be held in a hybrid format. Members have the option to join virtually or in-person.
9830 Patuxent Woods
Columbia, Maryland 21046
Conference Rooms 337 & 338
Meeting number: 2306 182 2117
Join by phone
1-650-479-3207 Call-in number (US/Canada)
Access code: 2306 182 2117
COORDINATION COUNCIL – MEMBERS AND DESIGNEES *
Chair: Jon Steuernagle, M.D. (Term Expiration Date: September 8, 2024 (CR 121-2021)) (elected November 17, 2022)
Vice Chair: Alicia Altamirano, Esq. (Term Expiration Date: October 31, 2025 (CR 177-2022)) (elected November 17, 2022)
Ex Officio Members
Jackie Scott, J.D., M.L., Director, Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services
Yolanda Sonnier, Esq. Administrator, Howard County Office of Human Rights
Richard Gibson, Jr., Esq., Howard County State’s Attorney
Gregory Der, Chief, Howard County Police Department & Lt. Eric Kruhm, HCPD Vice and Narcotics Unit.
Jessica Obiageli Epps, Howard County Commission for Women
Stephen Liggett-Creel, LCSW-C, Director, Howard County Department of Social Services
Dina Ward, Victim Advocate, Howard County Sheriff’s Office
Lauren Blake, Office of Academic Intervention, Howard County Public School System
Mariana Izraelson, Executive Director of Clinical and Crisis Services, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center
Jena Britton, Howard County General Hospital (A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine) (Appointment Pending)
Sara Cochran, Founder/Lead Organizer, Howard County AGAST (Advocacy Group Against Slavery & Trafficking) (Term Expiration Date: May 4, 2025 (CR 45-2020))
Monica Krebs (Term Expiration Date: May 4, 2023 (CR 48-2020))
Andrew Heilinger, M.B.A. (Term Expiration Date: May 4, 2024 (CR 46-2020)
Alicia Altamirano, Esq. (Term Expiration Date: May 4, 2022 (CR 42-2020))
Chuck Chandler (Term Expiration Date: September 8, 2024 (CR 120-2021))
Christina J. Bostick (Term Expiration Date: July 6, 2024 (CR94-2021))
Vinitha Nithianandam (Term Expiration Date: July 6, 2024 (CR97-2021))
The TOP Committee, focuses its efforts on:
Raising awareness of human trafficking in the County through community engagement, including, but not limited to, the local faith community, civic organizations, and school-based parent and student groups.
The creation of public advertisement/awareness raising materials such as videos and bus advertisements, as well as social media strategies.
Planning the County's annual recognition of January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in partnership with the Office of Human Trafficking Prevention and County Executive.
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