Leadership and Governance

Governance Structure:

The HCLHIC is an organization of volunteers consisting of individuals and organizations from Howard County, Maryland, who are representative of various community segments. Each organization, regardless of how many employees participate in the public aspect of the meeting, has one vote on the full HCLHIC.

HCLHIC Co-chairs:

Maura Rossman, M.D. - Health Officer, Howard County Health Department
Steven Snelgrove - President, Johns Hopkins Medicine Howard County General Hospital

Access to Care Work Group Delegates:

DeWayne Oberlander, MBA, MPH - CEO, Columbia Medical Practice
Shanika Cooper, MHS-PC, Director of the Bureau of Healthcare Access, Howard County Health Department

Behavioral Health Work Group Delegates:

BeverleyFrancis-Gibson, M.A. - Executive Director, NAMI Howard County
Roe Rodgers-Bonaccorsy, PhD, LCADC, LCPC, NCC, CRC – Director, Bureau of Behavioral Health, Howard County Health Department

Healthy Aging Work Group Delegates: 

Courtney Barkley, MS - Health and Wellness Division Manager Howard County Office on Aging
Renee Bitner, RN - Adult Education and Review Services Program Supervisor, Howard County Health Department

Healthy Weight Work Group Delegates: 

Barbara Wasserman, MD - Community Member
Will Dunmore - Recreation Supervisor, Howard County Recreation and Parks


Kelly Kesler, MS, CHES - HCLHIC Director
Sharif Braxton - HCLHIC Program Coordinator
Lauren Williams, CHES - HCLHIC Program Coordinator