Mental Health & Addictions Advisory Council

Regular Meetings
  • 8 a.m.
  • Last Thursday of every odd month
  •  Bel Air Historic Colored High School
    205 Hays Street
    Bel Air, MD 21014
Members
Director of Deportment of Social Services
  • Christel Patton
    Term expires: June 2016
Ex-officio: Public Defenders Office
  • Kelly A. Casper
    Term expires: December 2018
Ex-officio: Alcohol & Drug Abuse Administration
  • VACANT
Ex-officio: Circuit Court for Harford County
  • Angela Eaves
    Term expires: December 2018
Ex-officio: Core Services Agency
  • Jessica Kraus
    Term expires: December 2018
Ex-officio: County Health Officer
  • Susan Kelly
    Term expires: December 2018
Ex-officio: Health Department Division of Addiction Services
  • Beth Jones
    Term expires: December 2014
Ex-officio: State's Attorney Office
  • Joseph Cassilly
    Term expires: December 2018
Ex-officio: Adolescent Drug Abuse Coordinator
  • Sheryl Deares
    Term expires: December 2018
Ex-officio: District Court of Harford County
  • Mimi Cooper
    Term expires: December 2018
Ex-officio: Manager of Harford County Office of Substance Abuse
  • Joseph V. Ryan
    Term expires: December 2018
Harford County Substance Abuse Treatment Program
  • Kimberly Hartless
    Term expires: June 2016
Harford County Parks & Recreation
  • Chad E. McGraw
    Term expires: December 2016
Harford County Public Schools
  • Stephen C. Lentowski
    Term expires: June 2016
Individual Who Has Received or Is Receiving Care
  • William S. Patten 
    Term expires: June 2018
Interest in Problems of Substance Abuse
  • Pastor Craig A. McLaughlin 
    Term expires: June 2018
  • Larry Signorelli
    Term expires: June 2018
Juvenile Justice Services Agency
  • Paul Bowden
    Term expires: June 2016
Law Enforcement Agency
  • Jesse Bane
    Term expires: June 2016
Members of Community With an Interest in Mental Health
  • Sharon Lipford
    Term expires: June 2018
  • Stacy D. Fair                                           Term expires: June 2018
  • Susan C. Lichtfuss                                   Term expires: June 2018
Member of the County Council
  • Curtis R. Beulah
    Term expires: December 2017
Mental Health Professional (Not a Physician)
  • Erric L. Hetzer 
    Term expires: June 2018
Parole & Probation
  • George Nikas 
    Term expires: June 2018
Practicing Physician
  • Roy Phillips, M.D.
    Term expires: June 2018
Representative of the County Executive
  • Linda A. Williams
    Term expires: June 2016
Membership Information
This commission consists of 9 ex officio members from local government healthcare agencies and 25 members as regulated by the code. All members are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.

Created By
  • Harford County Code, Article VI, Section 927
In A Brief
  • Maintain a comprehensive approach to the prevention and treatment of mental illness and addictions.
Description
Members will serve 3-year terms. From among its members, the Council will annually elect a Chair and other officers it finds necessary.

Duties
A summary of their duties include:
  • Advise the County Health Officer, County Executive, County Council, and the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene on the progress of the county mental health program and on any action needed to improve program.
  • Be a County advocate for a comprehensive approach to the prevention and treatment of mental illness and addictions.
  • Determine the needs of the mental health and addictions programs in the county.
  • Periodically review the availability and quality of mental health and addictions facilities and services in the county.
  • Provide representatives for site visit teams that evaluate mental health and addictions facilities and programs in the county.