CHRC Commissioners

​​The CHRC is an independent commission operating within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) whose 11 members are appointed by the Governor. 

Edward J. Kasemeyer, CHRC Chair, Former Senator and Chair of the Maryland Senate Budget & Taxation Committee 

J. Wayne Howard, CHRC Vice Chair, Former President and CEO, Choptank Community Health System, Inc.

Scott T. Gibson, Chief Strategy Officer, Melwood Horticultural Training Center, Inc.

Flor de Maria Giusti, LCSW-C, Social Worker, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center​
David Lehr, Chief Strategy Officer, Meritus Health

Karen-Ann Lichtenstein, Former President and CEO, The Coordinating Center

Carol MasdenLCSW-C, Executive Director, Maryland Rural Health Association

Sadiya Muqueeth, Dr.PH, Director of Community Health, National Programs, Trust for Public Lands​​​

Destiny-Simone Ramjohn, PhD, Vice President, Community Health and Social Impact​, CareFirst

Carol Ivy Simmons, PhD​, Behavioral Health Operations Manager, Suburban Maryland, Kaiser Permanente