Board Members

Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care

Board of Directors 2019-2020

 

 

President:

 

Patryce Toye, MD

 

2018-20 term

 

President-elect:

 

Joy Twesigye, MSN, MPP

 

2018-20 term

 

Past Presidents:

Donna Behrens, MPH, BSN, RN  

2018-20 term

 

 

 

Barbara Masiulis, MS, CRNP

 

2017-19 term

 

Treasurer:

 

Adrienne Coverdale

 

2018-20 term

 

Secretary

 

Joan Glick, MS, CRNP

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Carolyn Camacho

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Sharon Crowe

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Annie Hackney

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Sharon Hoover, PhD

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Britt Parham, PhD

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Marcee White, MD

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Roscoe Johnson

 

2019-21 term

 

Board Member:

 

Pat Papa, MS, CRNP

 

2019-21 term

 

Board Member:

 

Tresa M. Schumann, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

 

2019-21 term

 

Board Member:

 

Ben Wormser, MD

 

2019-21 term

Board Bios

Donna Behrens, RN, MPH, BSN has been working in the field of school-based health care since 1994. She has held the position of Director of School-Based Oral Health Initiatives at the School-Based Health Alliance in Washington DC. Prior to coming to the Alliance, she was the Associate Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at the George Washington University Milken School of Public Health from 2007 to 2014. Prior to joining the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, Ms. Behrens held the position of Executive Director of the Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care from 2005 until 2007 and before that she served as Director of Health Policy and Director of the School-Based Health Center Initiative in the Maryland Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families.

In these many leadership positions in the state of Maryland, the national Center for Health and Health Care in Schools and the School-Based Health Alliance, she has used her extensive background in nursing, children’s health, mental health, policy and program development to strengthen school based systems of health care and improve the health outcomes of children and adolescents. Ms. Behrens received Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing from Prince George’s County Community College and Catholic University of America respectively and a Master in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Carolyn Camacho is a program director for Identity, a 21-year-old multi-service nonprofit organization serving thousands of youth and families living in high poverty areas of Montgomery County, Maryland.  Identity works with youth in schools and the community to help improve social and emotional learning and wellness,  achieve academic success and prepare for work.  Ms. Camacho provides leadership for and oversees Identity’s three high-school-based Wellness Centers serving 1,300 at-risk youth annually, and oversees the Family Strengthening and Reunification Program for the organization as a whole serving over 3,000 youth and their families annually. An engineer by training, she approaches all of her work through a systems lens.

Ms. Camacho regularly presents on trends in trauma-informed positive youth development and restorative practices especially related to immigrant youth and families, to local government bodies, coalitions, school and community stakeholders, and Spanish language media. She is a member of the board of the Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care (MASBHC) and the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative.  Ms. Camacho is fluent in English and Spanish and has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Adrienne V. Coverdale serves as the Director of Finance and Administration at New Song Community Learning Center located in the heart of the Sandtown-Winchester area of West Baltimore. Adrienne has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit environment, primarily in grant funding, and also managed the cash management, budgeting and forecasting of a $650 million dollar revitalization of the largest community project in Maryland located in East Baltimore. She serves as Director of Finance at P.O.P Inc. (Play on Purpose), a nonprofit organization that develops youth through leadership and athletics while fostering an appreciation for education, ultimately equipping all young people with the tools to become better scholars, athletes and leaders on and off the court. Adrienne has over 10 years of experience as an independent tax consultant specializing in personal and small business taxes, and has served MASBHC as a financial consultant for three years.

Sharon Crowe, RN, MHA serves as a nurse administrator for Montgomery County Public Schools.  In her current position, she provides oversight to four high school SBWC, coordinates the teen pregnancy prevention program, and participates on the school system health curriculum committee. Sharon’s nursing career has spanned over 38 years and includes being a staff nurse in various settings, community health nursing, and being a clinical instructor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County for nursing and received her Master of Health Administration from Mount St. Mary’s University. Sharon has served on the MASBHC Technical Assistance Committee for many years.

Joan Glick, MS, BSN, RN, PNP-BC is a master’s-prepared board certified pediatric nurse practitioner with over 30 cumulative years of academic, clinical and administrative experience. Joan currently serves as the Senior Administrator for the School Health Services division of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Joan moved to Montgomery County and worked in private practice and at a HMO. She subsequently worked as a school nurse in a middle and elementary school assignment for 7 years prior to entering the world of administration and school-based health care. Over a decade of experience as a school-based health professional has afforded her a “bird’s-eye” view of the unique health needs in the school environment, as well as their impact on the surrounding communities. She began her nursing career as a pediatric nurse practitioner working at Somerville Hospital in Massachusetts, providing pediatric primary care in this high needs community.

Joan received her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, graduating with distinction, and holds a Master of Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Nursing. She is certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Ms. Glick serves as Secretary on the MASBHC Board.

Annie Hackney, RDH Annie started her career in dentistry in 2013, with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a passion for promoting healthy habits to prevent oral disease in the youngest populations, and currently serves as the School Based Dental Hygienist for Choptank Community Health in Dorchester County, Maryland.

Sharon Hoover, Ph.D.,is a leading figure in advancing school mental health (SMH) research, training, policy and practice at national, state, and local levels. Dr. Hoover is a licensed clinical psychologist and a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. After providing direct mental health promotion and treatment service for several years in the Baltimore City Public Schools, she was appointed as Director of Research for the National Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) in 2002. From 2005-2010, she guided the advancement of research and policy in her role as the CSMH Director of Research and Analysis, and in 2010 became the CSMH Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Director with Dr. Nancy Lever.

Dr. Hoover has extensive expertise and leadership related to implementation science, quality assessment and improvement, evaluation and outcome measurement, and SMH service delivery, workforce development, and state and local capacity building. She has published extensively, with many peer-reviewed articles and editorial service, and is a highly regarded and sought after speaker and trainer.  Dr. Hoover has held leadership roles on several national committees including: the SAMHSA Federal-National partnership, the National Evidence-Based Practice Consortium, the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety (NCCSHS), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) SMH Capacity Building Project, the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (Evaluation and Quality Panel, Training and Technical Assistance Panel), and the SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Network Trauma Services Adaptation Center for Schools (School Treatment Workgroup and Military Families Workgroup).

She holds a BA in Psychology from Miami University of Ohio, and an MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Hoover completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical System School of Mental Health.

Roscoe Johnson For the past nine years, Roscoe Johnson has worked for the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF). He currently is the Site Coordinator for the School Based Wellness Center at Northwood High School in Silver Spring, MD. In his years with NCCF, Roscoe has acquired a wealth of quality experience working with both children and families of diverse backgrounds. He is passionate about advocating for youth and empowering families to identify and obtain resources needed to eliminate any and all barriers to success.

Roscoe’s career goal is to continue in his work educating youth on the topic of mental health and eliminating the stigma in our society around mental health challenges. Roscoe graduated from Southern Wesleyan University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Communications and a minor in Computer Science.

Barbara Masiulis, MS, CRNP is a supervisor in the Office of Health Services for Baltimore County Public Schools supervising its school based health centers. Barb is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with 16 years of experience in school health. In addition to her commitment to school-based health care, she has a special interest in the needs of students with diabetes in the school setting. Over her 40 year career, she has cared for children in a variety of settings.

Barb has actively participated in the Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care as a member of the Technical Assistance Committee, as Co-Chair of the Technical Assistance Committee and as past President. She is committed to supporting the mission, goals and the continued successful endeavors of MASBHC.

Barb received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Niagara University as well as a Master of Science in Pediatric Nursing and her Post Master’s as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Rochester. She lives with her husband in Elkridge and has three adult children, one of whom is a nurse. Currently, Barb serves as the co-chair of the Council for Advancement of School Based Health Care.

Pat Papa, MS, CRNP Ms. Pat Papa has a long history of leadership and experience in school-based health care, having worked with School Based Health Centers in Maryland since 1985.  She helped start the first School Based Health Centers in Baltimore City, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. She served on the faculty of the Graduate Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner program at both University of Maryland and Catholic University School of Nursing. She served as the founding President of the Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care, a founding board member of the School Based Heath Alliance, and, for 13 years, on the Maryland School Based Policy Advisory.  Currently, Pat is working as a pediatric nurse practitioner in a Montgomery County School Based Wellness Center. Pat received her Master of Science in Nursing degree at Catholic University of America in 1983.

Brittany Parham, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Center for School Mental Health (CSMH). Dr. Parham is passionate about improving the well-being of underserved youth and has served in schools for nearly a decade in various capacities, including her most recent role as a community-partnered school mental health clinician in Baltimore City Schools. She has provided training for administrators, educators, school police officers and student support staff on the impact of trauma on learning, secondary traumatic stress, and evidence-based mental health interventions for trauma-exposed youth.

In addition, she has provided technical assistance to local, state and federal leaders and community members following the civil unrest in Baltimore City and other cities across the nation. Dr. Parham helped develop and disseminate a toolkit of resources from the national CSMH on civil unrest, and has worked with school and community partners to foster improved school-community-police relations, and to build multi-tiered systems of trauma-informed mental health support.

After studying Psychology and African American History at St. Lawrence University, Dr. Parham pursued and received her doctorate in School and Counseling Psychology from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Dr. Parham completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for School Mental Health, receiving specialized training in school-based mental health before joining the CSMH faculty.

Tresa M. Schumann, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC Tresa is the nurse practitioner at The Rales Health Center at the KIPP School of Baltimore, where she has been working since it opened in 2016. In addition to her clinical work caring for the students at KIPP, she is the vision program manager of the GOSEE program, through which she coordinates expanded vision screening, optometric services, and vision case management. She has presented this work at the national school-based health care convention and locally. She has also worked with the attendance team at the school, and the youth advisory council.

In 2007, Tresa joined Johns Hopkins as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive care unit. She has worked at a pediatric walk-in clinic in Howard County, MD, where she provided both acute and primary care for patients up to the age of 21, and travels annually to a community in Haiti to provide direct patient care as a nurse practitioner.

Tresa graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and became a pediatric nurse practitioner in 2011, after she received a Master of Science in Nursing from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. During nursing school, she worked in Cleveland public schools and provided care on the Gila River Indian community in Phoenix, AZ. Tresa’s interests and focus in her profession are in increasing access to high quality health care in underserved communities, and advocate to decrease health inequities facing children and their families.

Patryce Toye, MD is the Senior Medical Director for MedStar Family Choice, the Medicaid Managed Care Organization in the MedStar Health System. MedStar Health is an integrated delivery system in the Baltimore-Washington area. MedStar Family Choice is a NCQA accredited health plan. Dr. Toye is also the Medical Director of record for the MedStar Medicare Advantage Plan with members in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

After beginning her career with several years in private practice, Dr. Toye spent many years as an attending physician in a community hospital emergency room. She joined HelixCare, the predecessor to MedStar Health, as the Division Director for Urgent Care, then served as the Assistant Medical Director and Director of Quality Assurance for the HelixCare medical group before moving to the health plan. She has been a Medical Director at MedStar Family Choice since 2000 and the Senior Medical Director since 2014. As Medical Director, she has helped set the medical policy, utilization policy, and quality agenda that have resulted in MedStar Family Choice’s success.

Dr. Toye received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences with distinction in all subjects. She attended medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. She stayed on to do her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Joy Twesigye, MPP, MSN is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who applies clinical practice, evidence-based science, and interventions to generate and implement policy aimed at diminishing health disparities, expanding services, decreasing expenditures, and creating workforce development opportunities. Joy is currently the Acting Assistant Commissioner for School Health at the Baltimore City Health Department. She was a member of the executive team at School-Based Health Alliance, responsible for transformational project implementation on the heels of healthcare reform brought about by Affordable Care Act.

Marceé White, MD is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and the medical director of Children’s National’s Mobile Health Program, Children’s Health Project of DC and the Children’s Health Center at the TownHall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC).  She is also the Medical Director of four school-based wellness centers in Prince George’s County, MD and the Pediatrician Consultant for Children’s School Services.  Dr. White is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University and the former Assistant Director of the Community Health Track for Children’s Nationals’ Pediatric Residency Training Program.

Under her leadership, the Children’s Health Center at THEARC has integrated behavioral health services, expanded its social support programs to address the social determinants of health such as the WIC program and has been designated as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.  Dr. White leverages technology to standardize screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, mental health and developmental concerns.  Recently, Dr. White launched the Children’s Health Fund’s Healthy and Ready to Learn Initiative in DC.  This initiative provides screening and care coordination for key health barriers to learning.  These health barriers to learning include vision, hearing, lead, anemia, hunger, stress, oral health and asthma.

Dr. White earned her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in biology pre-medicine from Xavier University of Louisiana. She completed her pediatric residency training from the combined Children’s National and Howard University Community Health Track.  Prior to joining the faculty at Children’s National, she served as Chief Pediatric Resident.  Dr. White has a certificate in leadership development from the George Washington University Master Teacher Leadership Development Program.

Dr. White is the President of the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and also serves on the board of directors for Martha’s Table, and DC Action for Children.  She is the physician lead for the Central Southern Maryland Pediatric Medical Society and is a member of numerous committees such as the Prince George’s County Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Workgroup and System of Care Core Planning team, and the DC Pediatric Oral Health Coalition, and the SafeKids DC Coalition.  She serves as medical advisor to SafeKids Worldwide.Dr. White resides in Bowie, MD with her husband and family.

Ben Wormser, MD Dr. Ben Wormser is a primary care pediatrician, advocate, and current Academic Pediatrics Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is interested in using a systems-based approach to address the underlying sources of poor health in communities and to improve the quality of care delivery for patients. Dr. Wormser has seen the power of School Based Health Centers as a provider in a Baltimore City elementary school, and has a strong interest in supporting and advancing School Based Health Centers because they are the only form of healthcare delivery that meets children where they live, play, eat, and learn.

His prior efforts have resulted in quality improvement projects to improve communication between OB/GYN clinics and primary care pediatricians and to increase continuity for providers and patients in a resident physician pediatric clinic. He has supplemented his medical training in pediatrics with foundational instruction in quality improvement and quantitative health services research methodology.

Dr. Wormser holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Premed from Boston College, and attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he also served as Pediatric Chief Resident, and is currently obtaining a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.