July, 2017 Newsletter
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is now the Maryland Department of Health. Legislation passed in the 2017 General Assembly Session officially changes the name of one of the largest state agencies in Maryland. “MDH” will be the new acronym that will take many of us a while to adopt. In order to not have a significant fiscal impact, staff at the agency will continue to use “DHMH” letterhead and business cards until those stocks are depleted. One thing that has already changed is the website. The new URL is already in place: health.maryland.gov.
People on the move
Richard Tabuteau, a senior advisory to Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, has taken a new position with a prominent lobbying firm in Annapolis.
Tracey DeShields is now the Program Manager for the Developmental Disabilities Unit for the Office of Health Care Quality at the Maryland Department of Health. Immediately prior to this position, Ms. DeShields served as the Executive Director of the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
Kimberly Jones has been named Director of Government Affairs and Communication at the Behavioral Health Administration within the Maryland Department of Health.
Nancy Egan has been appointed Director of Producer Outreach at the Maryland Insurance Administration, a newly created position. Ms. Egan had served as the MIA’s Director of Government Relations and External Affairs.