Leadership and Governance

Governance Structure:

The HC-LHIC 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
M. Shafeeq Ahmed, M.D. - Interim President, Howard County General Hospital

Access to Care Work Group Delegates:

Tara Butler, CHES® - Population Health Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Medicine Howard County General Hospital
Shanika Cooper, M.H.S.-PC, Director of the Bureau of Healthcare Access, Howard County Health Department

Behavioral Health Work Group Delegates:

Tina Field, M.S. - Hotline Manager, Grassroots Crisis Center
Colleen Nester, LCSW-C - Supervisor, Youth and Family Support Services Unit, Bureau of Behavioral Health, Howard County Health Department

Healthy Aging Work Group Delegates: 

Chris Moore, M.A., CIRS-A/D - Maryland Access Point Supervisor Howard County Office on Aging and Independence
Andrea Raid, R.N. - Assistant Director of Nursing and Bureau Director for Clinical Services, Howard County Health Department

Healthy Weight Work Group Delegates: 

Benjamin Barnwell, Sr. - Manager of Community Engagement, Office of the Local Children's Board, Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services
Matt Wilson - Public Affairs Specialist, Howard County Health Department


Kelly Kesler, M.S., CHES® - Director
Seojin Kim, M.S.W. - Program Coordinator
Rodney Oldham, C.P.T., CHES® - Program Coordinator