CHRC Commissioners

The CHRC is an independent commission operating within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) whose 11 members are appointed by the Governor. 

Elizabeth Chung, CHRC Chair, Executive Director, Asian American Center of Frederick 

J. Wayne Howard, CHRC Vice Chair, Former President and CEO, Choptank Community Health System, Inc.

Scott T. Gibson, Chief Strategy Officer, Melwood Horticultural Training Center, Inc.

Celeste James, Executive Director of Community Health and Benefit, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States

Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH, President and CEO of Meritus Health

Edward J. Kasemeyer

Karen-Ann Lichtenstein, Former President and CEO, The Coordinating Center

Carol MasdenLCSW-C, MDPCP Project Manager, Lois A. Narr, D.O., LLC

Destiny-Simone Ramjohn, PhD, Vice President, Community Health and Social Impact​, CareFirst

Erica I. Shelton, M.D., Physician and Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine​

Carol Ivy Simmons, PhD ​


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