CHRC Commissioners

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

Edward J. Kasemeyer, CHRC Chair, Former Senator and Chair of the Maryland Senate Budget & Taxation Committee 

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

TraShawn Thornton-Davis, MD, Assistant Service Chief, OB/GYN, DCSM, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

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

Flor D. Giusti, ​Johns Hopkins, Bayview

David Lehr, Chief Strategy Officer, Meritus Health

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

​Roberta "Robbie" Loker

Carol Masden, LCSW-C

Sadiya Muqueeth, Dr.PH, Director of Community Health, National Programs, Trust for Public Lands​​​​

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