​The Program Management Office Team

The Maryland Department of Health’s Program Management Office (PMO) is a team of diverse individuals committed to supporting primary care providers across the state and making the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) a success. 


Leadership & Core Team

  • Howard Haft, MD, MMM, CPE, FACPE – Executive Director
  • Chad Perman, MPP – Program Director
  • Alice Sowinski-Rice, MPH – Operations Manager
  • Steve Bowden, MA, MPH – Analyst
  • Emily Gruber, MBA, MPH  – Project Lead
  • Stephanie Scott – Office Coordinator


Lead Coaches

  • Kim Gibson, CLC, CHt – Practice Coach Lead and HIT Workflows Specialist
  • Tammy Liu, MPH – Practice Coach Lead and Content & Learning Specialist


Practice Coaches

  • Vivian Aguayo – Practice Coach
  • Kelly Brown, MS – Practice Coach
  • Nicholas Brown – Practice Coach
  • Laurie Dickerson, RN, BSN, CCM – Practice Coach
  • Shante Gilmore – Practice Coach
  • TJ Nairn, MS – Practice Coach