Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care
Board of Directors 2020-2022
|President:||Joy Twesigye, MSN, MPP, NP||2020-22 term|
|President-elect:||Tresa M.S.Wiggins, MSN., RN, CPNP-PC||2020-22 term|
|Past President:||Patryce Toye, MD||2020-22 term|
|Treasurer:||Adrienne Coverdale||2020-22 term|
|Secretary:||Joan Glick, MS, CRNP||2020-22 term|
|Board Member:||Jill Bohnenkamp, Ph.D.||2020-22 term|
|Board Member:||Carolyn Camacho||2020-22 term|
|Board Member:||Sharon Crowe, RN, MS||2020-22 term|
|Board Member:||Roscoe Johnson||2020-22 term|
|Board Member:||Chrissy Bartz PA-C, MMS||2021-23 term|
|Board Member:||Cathleen Shannon, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC||2020-22 term|
|Board Member:||Erin Dorrien||2022-24 term|
|Board Member:||Katherine Brewer, PhD, MSN, RN||2022-24 term|
|Board Member:||Leigh Weihs, MSN, MPH, FNP||2022-24 term|
Chrissy Bartz, PA-C, MMS is the Director of Community Based Programs for Choptank Community Health System. Chrissy has practiced as lead clinician for Choptank’s Community Based Programs since 2012 and assumed the role of the Director of the Community Based Programs in October 2020. Her career as a PA began in 2003 after graduating from St. Francis University with her Masters in Medical Science. Chrissy’s 20+ years of certification as a pre-hospital EMS provider inspired a desire to practice medicine in a community-based setting. The first 10 years of her career were spent as the coordinator and provider of a Public Health funded School Based Health Center in Sussex County, DE. Born and raised in Caroline County, Chrissy’s passion to provide care in her own community lead to her transition to Choptank 9 years ago. Currently Chrissy is the provider at the Greensboro Elementary School Wellness Center, while also supporting patient care in Choptank’s family practice, pediatric and migrant practices. During the initial response to the COVID pandemic, Chrissy was detailed to the Operations Section of Caroline County’s EOC. For the last year, she has served as a member of the MASBHC Training and Technical Assistance Committee.
Jill Bohnenkamp, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and core faculty at the National Center for School for School Mental Health within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bohnenkamp has extensive experience in school mental health research, policy and clinical practice at the local, state and national levels. She works with individual school personnel, district, state and national leaders to advance high quality school mental health. Dr. Bohnenkamp builds on multiple years of direct clinical experience as a school mental health clinician in urban, suburban and rural school districts to inform her research and policy work. Her research focuses on behavioral, academic and school safety outcomes of school mental health service provision, mental health training for educators and pediatric primary care providers and ways to increase access to evidence-based mental health services for youth and families.
Katherine Brewer, PhD, MSN, RN is an Assistant Professor at Towson University. Her areas of research are organizational determinants of nurse and patient well-being, with a current focus on institutional betrayal and support as aspects of work environment culture that relate to well-being. Her areas of expertise are population and health systems research, including population-level analysis and interventions, organizational and social determinants of health, and health policy. Prior to joining Towson, Katie held positions as an Assistant Professor and an Associate Dean at Chamberlain University College of Nursing, Tyson’s Corner campus and as administrative faculty at George Mason University. Katie’s experience in public health leadership and policy includes her time as an Assistant Director of Patient Care Services at the Fairfax County Health Department and as a Senior Policy Analyst with the American Nurses Association. She has also held roles as a public health nurse clinical services coordinator and direct care nurse with the Arlington County Health Department, an MSN from the University of Virginia, a BSN from Columbia University, and a BA in journalism from the Pennsylvania State University.
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.
Erin Dorrien is director of Policy and Government Affairs at the Maryland Hospital Association. She leads MHA’s workforce and capacity strategies, including an approach to quantify the need for behavioral health services in the community. Erin also supports MHA’s strategies to increase physician and community engagement in support of Maryland’s unique Total Cost of Care Model.
Prior to joining MHA, Erin served as chief of Government and Public Affairs for the Maryland Health Care Commission. There she shepherded legislation through the General Assembly to modernize oversight of cardiac interventions convening multiple stakeholder work groups and special projects around rural health care delivery, physician self-referral, step therapy, and palliative care.
Previously she was with the Department of Legislative Services where she staffed the House Appropriations Committee on matters related to health and human services.
Erin holds a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in health policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany. She serves on the board of the South Baltimore Learning Center and is an active volunteer with Moveable Feast.
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.
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.
Cathleen Shannon, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC is a pediatric nurse practitioner board-certified in primary care and working in a SBHWC in a Montgomery County High School. Since she signed on and began working in the SBHWC environment, she said she “has never looked back”. She feels her role as a pediatric nurse provider in a SBHWC is a perfect fit for her talents and interests in pediatric primary care. Her commitment to MASBHC has grown over the years as she attended the MASBHC annual meetings and participated in advocating for SBHWCs by lobbying legislators this past Fall. She has been inspired by hearing all the wonderful things other states are doing in their SBWCs as part of the Weitzman Institute School-based health webinars and would like to bring some of these great things to Maryland children and their families. She has a reputation for getting things done and would love to lend her talents to make SBHWCs a success under the professional umbrella of MASBHC.
Tresa M. Wiggins, 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.
Leigh Weihs, MSN, MPH, FNP is a family nurse practitioner working with the Baltimore County Public Schools in their school-based health center program since 2015. In addition to her experience with BCPS, she has worked in both pediatric and family private practices. Prior to becoming a nurse and nurse practitioner, Leigh was a Presidential Management Intern, spending time on the Hill, in the budget office of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and within a Medicaid HMO. She then worked for HSS as a policy analyst within the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) where she advocated for community health centers and other HRSA programs as states developed their Medicaid managed care programs. She also worked as an analyst with the Healthcare for the Homeless Program. Following this policy work in DC, she became a nurse practitioner so that she could continue her public health efforts in a more hands-on manner and feels that her work with SBHCs is the perfect fit for combining her interests in public health and nursing. Lastly, Leigh is a member of the MD Association of School Nurses and hopes to bring the views and interests of MASN to MASBHC.