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Since 1983, the Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland (CBH) has been the leading advocacy organization for over 50 of Maryland’s community-based mental health and addiction treatment providers state-wide.

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We fight for high-quality, community-based care for families and individuals with mental illness, addiction, and substance-use disorders by providing leadership and statewide coordination on important public policy, financing, preferred clinical models, and quality assurance issues.

Our members are the primary providers of publicly-funded behavioral healthcare services in Maryland, serving over 135,000 Maryland residents annually, and employing over 13,000 people.

Meet Our Staff Members

Shannon Hall
Executive Director


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Lori Doyle
Public Policy Director


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Christine Kopko
Office & Member Services Manager

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Ann Walsh
Policy & Practice
Improvement Manager

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of 19 members who meet monthly to govern the CBH. 
The board also has a variety of subcommittees supporting the administration and governance of the association.

FY2018 Executive Committee


Cari Cho
CEO of Cornerstone Montgomery


Cathy Meyer
CEO of Center for Children


Jesse Guercio


Cathy Cassell
Channel Marker

At Large Representatives

Don Barber

Suanne Blumberg
Upper Bay Counseling & Support Services

Jennifer Brown
On Our Own Maryland

Karen Carloni
Southern Maryland Community Network

Dale Meyer
People Encouraging People

Sondra Tranen
PDG Rehab

Brian Hoover
Mosaic Community Services, Inc.

Elizabeth Garcia
The Children’s Guild

Jesse Guercio

Kylie McCleaf
Family Services, Inc.

Tom Marshal
Johns Hopkins Bayview

John Plaskon
Crossroards Community Inc.

Joy Reckley-Murphy
Archway Station

Scott Rose
Way Station

Subramonianpillai Teal
Leading by Example, Inc.

Tuesday Trott
Lower Shore Clinic

We support best practices.  We connect colleagues in the field.  We fight for rights and resources.


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