C​annabis Public Health Advisory Council Members


​​​​​​​G​overnor-Appointed Positions

Council Member Name

​​Council Role
Dorothy Lennig    

Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Service
Dr. Madhumi Mitra, Ph.D.

Representative from a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)

Academic Researcher with Expertise in Cannabis Law and Policy
Dr. Deondra P. Asike, M.D., Council Chair

Healthcare Provider with Experience in Cannabis
Dr. Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Public Health Professional with Cannabis Experience
Dr. Leah Sera, PharmD., Council ​Vice Chair

Pharmacist Licensed in Maryland
Dr. David A. Gorelick, M.D., Ph.D.

Healthcare Provider with Experience in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery
​​Jocelyn Bratton-Payne, MSW

Experience with Cannabis Use Disorder
Karrissa Miller, MSW

Representative from a laboratory that tests cannabis
Nora Urbieta Eidelman 

Individual with 5+ years in Health or Social Equity
Ex-Officio/Designee Positions

Senator Benjamin Kramer    

Member from the Senate of Maryland, appointed by the President of the Senate

Delegate Terri Hill, MD   

Member from the House of Delegates, appointed by the Speaker of the House

Elizabeth Kromm, PhD,   

MDH Secretary of Health Designee

Sara Barra    

Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health Designee​

Martin Proulx    

Secretary of Agriculture Designee

Dawn Berkowitz   

Maryland Cannabis Administration Director Designee

​Jason Semanoff    

State Superintendent of Schools Designee