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State Community Health Worker Advisory Committee


Senate Bill 163 (Chapter 441)​ establishing the State Community Health Worker Advisory Committee to advise the Maryland Department of Health on matters relating to the certification and training of community health workers; requiring the Department to adopt regulations for accrediting certain training programs; requiring that certain written materials be in the preferred language of Advisory Committee members, as necessary; providing that, subject to an exception, a certified community health worker training program must be approved before operating in the State; etc.​​

Advisory Committee Members (as of 01.0​​6.2022)

First NameLast NameOrganization Committee Seat 
Fay L.AlexanderThe Coordinating CenterCommunity Health Worker
LilianAmayaHealth Care for the HomelessCommunity Health Worker 
Rosario A.CamposCommunity Health Worker 
Kevin J.ContrerasWhitman Walker HealthCommunity Health Worker 
La KerryDawsonUnited HealthcareCommunity Health Worker 
Griselda C.FunnUniversity of Maryland Medical CenterCommunity Health Worker 
KathleenGilliganMosaic Community Services, Inc.Community Behavioral Health Assn. of MD 
KimberlyHinerMaryland Department of HealthSecretary of Health or Secretary's DesigneeChair
Robin N.HollarMedstar Accountable Care Organization-CTOLicensed Social Worker Exp. In Community Health 
Jude L.JamesJohns Hopkins HealthcareCommunity Health Worker 
Rebecca L.JonesWorcester County Health DepartmentMD Assn. of County Health Officers 
​John Hopkins Health System/​Howard County General Hospital
MD Hospital Association ​
BettyeMuwwakkilAccess to Wholistic and Productive Living Institute Inc.Community Health Worker Training Org. 
RachaelParranHoward County General HospitalRegistered Nurse Exp. in Community Health
YannaRachinskayaHomeCentris Healthcare, LLCMD Public Health Assn. 
SamanthaSailsman Community Health Worker 
TiffanyScott Community Health WorkerVice Chair
LashelleStewartBaltimore Healthy StartCommunity-Based Employer of Community Health Workers Secretary

Public Member Familiar with Services of Community Health Workers ​
More Committee and membership information can be found on the 

Maryland Manual On-Line State Community Health Worker Advisory Committee listing​


All Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.​  
Please send an email to MDH.CHW@maryland.gov with any ADA reasonable accommodations or foreign language interpretation and translation service needs.​

Monday,  August 15, 2022
        Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        Location: Meeting to be held virtually via Google Meet.  

     Google Meet​:  meet.google.com/rfe-hrsz-miq

       Call in line: 912-417-9799;  PIN: ‪806 689 038 #‬​  ‪​‬​ ​

    Requested Spanish interpretation:
       Call in line: 470-241-5295 ; PIN:  945 772 050#​

Meeting Materials:  Agenda, Presentation


Note for public attendees:  Memb​ers of​ the public are welcome to attend, and are requested to pre-register with this link.​​​

Monday,  May 16, 2022
        Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        Location: Meeting to be held virtually via Google Meet.  

     Google Meet​:  meet.google.com/drz-ejbe-bij

       Call in line:  567-707-0078;  PIN:  ‪​694 995 859 #‬​        

    Requested Spanish interpretation:
       Call in line: 662-508-0323; PIN: 674 273 565 #​

Meeting MaterialsAgenda, Presentation, Meeting Minutes

Monday,  April 4​, 2022
        Time:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        Location: Meeting to be held virtually via Google Meet.  
              Google Meet​ link: meet.google.com/xga-jocz-uha
     Call in line:  641-519-0687‬
     Call in PIN:  ‪926 824 243 #‬​​​​

         Meeting Materials:  Agenda, Presentation, Meeting Minutes​​​

Monday,  February 28, 2022
        Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        Location: Meeting to be held virtually via Google Meet.  
​              Google meet: meet.google.com/jxe-xbyz-tib​
     Call in line:  304-900-3768
     Call in PIN:  182 299 678#


​We welcome your input!

Send your comments to MDH.CHW@Maryland.gov.

We welcome feedback and input from all interested parties, including those partners listed in Senate Bill 163 (Chapter 441)​
Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the Maryland Rural Health Association, the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Maryland State Dental Association, Community and Hospital Employers of CHWs, and institutions of postsecondary education with program in nursing, social work and dietetics​​