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    Community Health Worker Training Program Application Review Committee

    Maryland Community Health Worker Certification Training Program Accreditation Application Review Committee Members 

    (As of January 1, 2023)  


    Committee Seat

    Natasha Few, CCHW

    Community Health Worker 

    ​La Kerry Dawson, CCHW

    State Community Health Worker Advisory Committee

    Kathleen Ogle, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, CNE

    Health professions educator with expertise in curriculum development

    Tina Backe

    MDH CHW certification program staff member 

    To be determined

    MDH program staff member with subject matter expertise in specialty areas

    CHW Training Program Application Review Committee Requirements and Preferred Qualifications

    The Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 10.68.02 sets forth the requirements for the accreditation of Community Health Worker (CHW) Certification Training Programs, including the establishment of a Training Program Application Review Committee. 

    The Review Committee reviewed CHW certification training program accreditation applications to ensure that the applications met the accreditation application requirements.  

    The Department accepted applications for the following Review Committee seats:
    1. A community health worker.
    2. A health professions educator with expertise in curriculum development.
    3. A State Community Health Worker Advisory Committee member.
    The remaining Review Committee seats consist of: 
    • An MDH CHW certification program staff member.
    • As deemed necessary by the Department, an MDH program staff member with subject matter expertise in specialty areas. ​