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    Council Members

    The Council’s 34 members, appointed by the Secretary of Health, represent numerous agencies, sectors, and stakeholder groups committed to promoting prevention, early detection, and treatment of chronic diseases.


    The Secretary of Health, or the Secretary’s Designee

    • Pamela Williams, MHA
    The State Superintendent of Schools, or the Superintendent’s Designee
    • Jason Semanoff, MS
    The Secretary of Aging, or the Secretary’s designee
    • Vacant
    The Secretary of Disabilities, or the Secretary’s Designee
    • Jennifer Eastman, MBA
    One representative of the Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
    • Namisa Kramer, MS
    One representative of the Maryland Association of County Health Officers
    • Roger Harrell, MHA, Dorchester County Health Department
    One representative of the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Region
    • Seth Martin, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    One representative of the American Diabetes Association, Maryland Chapter
    • Vacant
    One representative of Johns Hopkins Medicine
    • Gary Gerstenblith, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    One representative of MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society
    • Aruna Nathan, MD
    One representative of the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine
    • Vivienne Rose, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    One representative of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Mychelle Farmer, MD, Advancing Synergy
    One representative of the Maryland Nurses Association
    • Vaple Robinson, PhD., Coppin State University
    One representative of the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Jessica Kiel, MS, RD, Medifast - Council Chair
    One representative of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
    • Vacant
    Eighteen members of the public who have personal or professional expertise or interest in health and wellness
    • Salliann Alborn, Maryland Community Health System
    • Mary Backley, Maryland Dental Action Coalition
    • Crystal Bell, Worcester County Health Department
    • Felicia Brannon, MPA, retired
    • Jonathan Dayton, MS, NREMT, Maryland Rural Health Association
    • Katie Hall, MSN, RN, Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center
    • Julie Maneen, MS, CareFirst
    • Jared Meacham, World Bank Group
    • Rachel Pigott, OTR/L, MPH
    • Marsha Seidelman, MD
    • Afton Thomas, DO, University of Maryland Medical System
    • Teresa Titus-Howard, PhD., MHA, MSW, The Coordinating Center
    • Sarah Vazer, MD, Cape Fox/NIH
    • Kristin Watson, PharmD., University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    • ​​Pamela Xenakis, RD, Carroll County Hospital​