Board Members

Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care

Board of Directors 2018-19

 

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:

 

Liddy Garcia-Bunuel

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Sharon Hoover, PhD

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Marcee White, MD

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Britt Parham, PhD

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Annie Hackney

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Sharon Crowe

 

2018-20 term

 

Board Member:

 

Victor Hillaert, MSN, FNP

 

2018-20 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’s degrees in nursing from Prince George’s County Community College and Catholic University of America respectively and a Masters’ Degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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. Ms. Coverdale has over twenty years of experience in the non-profit environment mainly in grant funding. Ms. Coverdale managed the cash management, budgeting and forecasting of a $650 million dollar revitalization of the largest community project in Maryland located in East Baltimore. Ms. Coverdale serves as Director of Finance at P.O.P Inc. (Play on Purpose) a non-profit organization that develop youth through leadership and athletics while fostering an appreciation for educational. Ultimately, equipping all young people with the tools to become better scholars, athletes and leaders on and off the court. Ms. Coverdale has over 10 years of experience as an independent tax consultant specializing in personal and small business taxes. Ms. Coverdale has been occupying the role of financial consultant with MASBHC 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 in the school system health curriculum committee. Ms. Crowe’s nursing career has spanned over 38 years and includes being a staff nurse in various settings, community health nursing and being s clinical instructor. She is a graduate of UMBC for nursing and Mount St. Mary’s for a Master’s in health care administration. Ms. Crowe has served on the MASBHC Technical Assistance Committee for many years.

Liddy Garcia-Buñuel, has more than 20 years of experience in health care access. In 1999, she launched a kids campaign for both Seattle/King County and Washington State, to ensure all kids had health insurance. In 2008, she became the founding Executive Director of Healthy Howard, which was created to administer a health plan for the uninsured in Howard County. While acting as Executive Director of Healthy Howard, she served on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange’s Navigator Work group and helped to apply for and receive $65 million to launch the first ever health care cooperative in the state of Maryland. After 2 ½ years of acting as Chief Operating Officer, she missed her consumer advocacy role and returned to Healthy Howard to focus on health care access with the vision of providing excellent, one-on-one assistance to Maryland residents

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. Ms. Glick currently serves as the Senior Administrator for the School Health Services division of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Glick began her nursing career as a pediatric Nurse Practitioner working at Somerville Hospital in Massachusetts, providing pediatric primary care in this high needs community. Ms. Glick 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. Ms. Glick’s 10 years 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. Ms. Glick received her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, graduating with distinction. She received her Master’s Degree 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, RDHI started my 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. I have a passion for promoting healthy habits to prevent oral disease in the youngest populations. I serve as the School Based Dental Hygienist in Dorchester County, Maryland, for Choptank Community Health.

Victor Hillaert, MSN-FNPFamily Nurse Practitioner, is a graduate of Wilmington University, MSN-FNP, Salisbury University, BSN-Nursing and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, BS- Biology.  He has clinical experience in ICU, Psychiatric inpatient, Urgent Care and Gastroenterology.

He is married and has two young boys.   He enjoys athletics and played various sports throughout his life including football, wrestling and baseball.  He played minor league baseball with Texas Rangers and is currently coaching baseball and football for his two boys.  He is excited join the Choptank Community health family as school based provider for Talbot County.

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. Stephan 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, Dr. Stephan 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. Stephan 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. Dr. Stephan has published extensively, with many peer-reviewed articles and editorial service, and is a highly regarded and sought after speaker and trainer.  She 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).

 

Barbara Masiulis, MS, CRNPis a Supervisor in the Office of Health Services for Baltimore County Public Schools; supervising its school based health centers. Ms. Masiulis is 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. During her 40 year career, she has cared for children in a variety of settings. Ms. Masiulis received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Niagara University. She received her Master’s Degree 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. Ms. Masiulis 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.  Currently, Barb serves as the co-chair of the Council for Advancement of School Based Health Care.

 

Brittany Parham, Ph.D.is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Center for School Mental Health (CSMH). 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. 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.

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. Dr. Patryce 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. After several years in private practice, she 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 is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University, Carey School of Business. 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.

 

Joy Twesigye, MPP, MSNis 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 (4) 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.