Tiffinee Scott (Chair)
Maryland Peer Advisory Council
Ms. Scott is the president of the Maryland Peer Advisory Council and is a recovery community organizer for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School for Leadership and Organizing in 2021.
Del. Samuel Rosenberg
Maryland General Assembly
Samuel I. “Sandy” Rosenberg He has been a member of the House for Delegates since 1983 and currently serves as House chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review. Sandy is a graduate of City College, Amherst College, and the Columbia University Law School. He co-teaches Legislation at the University of Baltimore Law School and the University of Maryland Law School.
Special Secretary of Opioid Response
Office of the Governor
On February 1, 2023, Emily Keller began her role as Special Secretary of Opioid Response in the Moore-Miller administration. She previously served as Mayor of Hagerstown since being elected in 2020, the first woman to hold the position. Before her term as mayor, Emily served as a councilwoman on the Hagerstown City Council since 2016. She formerly served as the co-chair of Washington Goes Purple, she was a member of the Opioid Senior Policy group in Washington County, and she served on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Foundation, which opened Maryland’s first recovery high school.
Marian Bland, LCSW-C
Director, Clinical Services Division, Adults and Older Adults
Behavioral Health Administration (Maryland Department of Health)
Ms. Bland was appointed Director of the Clinical Services Division at the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) on January 7, 2015. Ms. Bland provides Senior management leadership and oversight of publicly funded behavioral health services for adults and older adults, which includes, crisis response, criminal justice, homeless, evidence-based practices, housing, gender-specific, older adults, state opioid response (SOR), and traumatic brain-injury services. She has worked for the administration since 1994. Ms. Bland graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Social Work in 1994 with a MSW. She has been licensed as a LCSW-C since 1988.
Medicaid Administration (Maryland Department of Health)
Ms. Roddy has been the Department’s Deputy Medicaid Director since May 2021. During the past 21 years, she has served in numerous MDH Medicaid roles, including Director, Innovation, Research and Development, Deputy Director, Provider Management, and Chief of Staff. She is also a member of CRISP’s (Maryland’s Health Information Exchange) Executive Board. Ms. Roddy has a Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Lauren Levy, JD, MPH
Cecil County Health Officer
Maryland Association of Counties Representative
Ms. Levy has served as the Health Officer for Cecil County since 2019. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.
David Myles, M.D.
Councilmember, City of Rockville
Maryland Municipal League Representative
Dr. Myles, elected in November 2019, is serving his first term as a Rockville councilmember. He completed his pediatrics medical training in Baltimore, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He first moved to Maryland in 2010, following medical and graduate school at Yale University, and is a proud Morehouse College alumnus. Dr. Myles served three years active duty in the United States Navy and deployed for seven months on a humanitarian medical mission providing pediatric care in Central and South America. In 2016, on completion of that active-duty assignment, he returned to Rockville. Dr. Myles worked previously as a pediatrician in an emergency department in rural Maryland — an experience that prompted him to join Montgomery County’s Mental Health Advisory Committee as a physician representative. He currently works full-time as a general pediatrician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Howard Ashkin, MMH, PsA
Director of Admissions and Community Engagement
MedMark Treatment Centers / Glass Health Programs, Inc.
Mr. Ashkin is the director of admissions and community engagement with MedMark Treatment Centers and Glass Health Programs, Inc. Mr. Ashkin is a licensed Psychiatrist Assistant with a 40-year history of clinical, administrative and management services in behavioral healthcare settings, including outpatient and inpatient psychiatry services, Emergency Department, 24 hour Call Center and since 2001, MedMark Treatment Centers Opioid Treatment Programs. Askin earned a Master’s in Mental Health (MMH) from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry in 1981.
Meghan O’Brien Westwood, MSW, LCSW-C
Maryland Treatment Centers, Inc.
Ms. Westwood is the executive director of Maryland Treatment Centers, Inc. In this role, she oversees a full continuum of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services throughout central Maryland. She currently services on Montgomery County’s Overdose Fatality Review Team and Overdose Intervention team. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Catholic University in 1993.
Marcus D. Webster II
Children & Youth Program Manager
Ashley Addiction Treatment Centers Adolescent Clubhouse
Mr. Webster is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. He has served as the Crisis Intervention Team Specialist for Eastern Shore Crisis Response Services in Cecil County, as the Program Advocate for Voices of Hope, a member of the Board of Session for Grove Presbyterian Church, and the Building Association President for the Beta Chi Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity.
Peer Recovery Specialist
Maryland Area Health Education Center (AHEC) West
Ms. Thomas is a peer recovery specialist with Maryland Area Health Education Center (AHEC) West. She completed a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Leadership in August 2022, Kristin is also a member of the Healing Allegany Street Team.
Founder and CEO
Maryland Recovery Organization Connecting Communities
Mr. Hardy is the founder and chief executive officer of Maryland Recovery Organization Connecting Communities. Hardy previously served as the program director of Dee’s Place, a wellness and recovery center located in East Baltimore and as the leader of the Maryland Chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD-MD).