The Central Maryland Area Health Education Center (CMAHEC), a  501(c)3 organization, is one of three community-based Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) in Maryland and one of more than 250 AHEC’s throughout the United States.  The Maryland AHEC Program, located at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, provides technical support and guidance to CMAHEC for the delivery of evidence-based programming.  CMAHEC leverages educational partnerships, community linkages, and support from federal, state, and local agencies to accomplish its mission. Area Health Education Centers are funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration national network that focuses on recruitment, training, and retention of a diverse healthcare workforce for medically underserved communities.

Name Position
Dana Farrakhan, FACHE Chair, Board of Directors SVP; Strategy, Community and Business Development, University of Maryland Medical Center
Mary Jo Bondy, DHEd, PA-C Vice President Director, Graduate Studies, University of Maryland Baltimore
Bruce Hampe Treasurer Director of Finance, Specialized Entities Reporting & Client Service Team, University of Maryland Medical System
Paula Blackwell Executive Director Central Maryland Area Health Education Center
Richard Colgan, MD Program Director, Maryland Area Health Education Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Dawn La Force O’Neil VP, Population Health, St. Agnes Hospital
Delegate Clarence Lam, MD Delegate, Maryland General Assembly, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Juanita Thompson Consumer/Community Member
Anne Williams, DNP, RN Director, Community Health Improvement, University of Maryland Medical System
Tina DiFranco, JD, RN Executive Director, School of Health and Human Services, University of Baltimore
Sheila Garrett Consumer/ Community Member
Georgia Harper PA Student, AHEC Scholars Ambassador