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Our Team


Maura Rossman, MD - Health Officer, Howard County Health Department
Jeanette T.M. Nazarian, MD - Vice President, Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer at Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center


Reena Rambharat, MPH, CHES® - Director
Ashton Jordan, MSPH - Community Engagement Coordinator


Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Group

The Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Group focuses on the prevention and management of illnesses related to chronic diseases such as cancer, tobacco, and diabetes.


Jennifer Lee - Howard County Office on Aging and Independence 
Crystal Pope - Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center

Food Security Committee

The Food Security Committee’s goal is to reduce food insecurity and advance efforts towards nutrition security for Howard County residents.


Carrie Ross - Community Action Council of Howard County
Genesis Caplan - University of Maryland Extension - Howard County


The Growing Healthy Families Workgroup's focus is to improve birth outcomes for people of color in Howard County to advance efforts toward reducing health disparities.


Erica Taylor - Howard County Office of Children and Families
Samantha Cribbs - Howard County Health Department 

Health Literacy Advisory Committee

The Health Literacy Advisory Committee works to ensure that the Health Department’s health education materials and initiatives are culturally appropriate, accessible and inclusive.


Erin Ashinghurst - Accessible Resources for Independence
Chynáe Vicks - Howard County Health Department

Healthy Minds & Suicide Prevention Coalition

The Healthy Minds and Suicide Prevention Coalition works to encourage residents to have conversations about mental health and to promote help-seeking behaviors.


Jessica LaFave - VA Maryland Health Care System
Jessica Fisher - Howard County Health Department

Movement Group

The Movement Group focuses on exercise and movement throughout the year including the State of Maryland’s Walktober initiatives in October.


Michelle Rosenfeld - Howard County Office on Aging and Independence 
Natalie Hall - Howard County Health Department



If you are interested in being a part of any of the Workgroup activities, please email us at LHIC@howardcountymd.gov 

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