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Agenda


Welcome and Introductions

Dan Martin: Senior Director of Public Policy, Mental Health Association of Maryland 

Awards Ceremony

Paula U. Hamburger Child Advocacy Award

Linda Raines: Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Association of Maryland

Gary Blau: Senior Advisor for Children, Youth and Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Jane Walker: Senior Consultant, The Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association

Michelle Zabel: Awardee, Assistant Dean & Director, The Institute for Innovation and Implementation

Lifetime Distinguished Service Award

Linda Raines: Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Association of Maryland

Mike Finkle: Retired Executive Director, On Our Own of Maryland

Stacy Rudin: Retired, Mental Hygiene Administration

Cynthia Petion: Awardee, Director, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Training, Mental Hygiene Administration

Legislator of the Year Award

Dan Martin: Senior Director of Public Policy, Mental Health Association of Maryland

Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk: Awardee, District 21, Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties 

Legislative Briefing & Gubernatorial Candidates

Gubernatorial Candidates

Doug Gansler: Candidate for Governor

Peter Franchot: Candidate for Governor

Overview of the Behavioral Health Administration Efforts and Initiatives

Dr. Aliya Jones: Deputy Secretary of Behavioral Health

Gubernatorial Candidates

Laura Neuman: Candidate for Governor

Rushern Baker: Candidate for Governor

Behavioral Health Budget

Senator Guy Guzzone: Chair of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee

Behavioral Health System Reform

Delegate Heather Bagnall: Behavioral Health System Modernization Act (SB 637/HB 935)

Crisis Services

Senator Malcolm Augustine: 9-8-8 Trust Fund (SB 241/HB 293)

Gubernatorial Candidates

Tom Perez: Candidate for Governor

Wes Moore: Candidate for Governor

Children & Families

Delegate Kris Valderrama: Time to Care Act of 2022 (SB 275/HB 8)

Delegate Tony Bridges: Expansion of Youth-Led Prevention Models

Senator Mary Washington: Trans Health Equity Act of 2022 (SB 682/HB 746)

Delegate Anne Kaiser: Voluntary Placement Agreement Education Costs (SB 656/HB 766)

Gubernatorial Candidates

Ashwani Jain: Candidate for Governor

Jon Baron: Candidate for Governor

Older Adults

Senator Melony Griffith: Budgetary Assistance for PASRR, the Five-Year Interagency Plan, and Area Agencies on Aging

Senator Jeff Waldstreicher: Supported Decision-Making (SB 559/HB 529)

Harm Reduction & Suicide Prevention

Delegate Jon Cardin: Good Samaritan Law Expansion (HB 190)

Senator Adelaide Eckerdt: Suicide Fatality Review Committee (SB 94 | HB 48)

Mental Health Parity

Delegate Robbyn Lewis: Consumer Health Access Program (SB 460 | HB 517) 

Gubernatorial Candidates

Jerome Segal: Candidate for Governor

David Lashar: Candidate for Governor