COUNCIL ON LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY POLICY

The Council on Legislative & Regulatory Policy is responsible for identifying emerging legislative issues for consideration by MHA’s Executive Committee, and for providing high-level advocacy and strategic input on MHA’s annual legislative priorities, as well as other statewide issues expected to be addressed during the General Assembly session. The council provides guidance on advocacy opportunities and is responsible for recommending the approval of MHA’s legislative agenda to the Executive Committee. Council members work to expand the hospital field’s influence by strengthening relationships with elected state and federal leaders. 


COUNCIL ON LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY POLICY Roster

Kevin Sowers – Chair*
President
The Johns Hopkins Health System
Baltimore
 
Timothy Adelman 
General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer
Luminis Health 
Annapolis

Craig Carmichael*
President & COO
Northwest Hospital
Senior Vice President, LifeBridge Health
Randallstown

Louis Damiano, M.D.
President
Holy Cross Hospital
Silver Spring

Jill Donaldson
President
MedStar Harbor Hospital
Senior Vice President, MedStar Health
Baltimore

Marjorie Fridkin, M.D.*
Chief Medical Officer & Vice President of Medical Affairs
Garrett Regional Medical Center
Oakland

Christopher Hall
Vice President Strategy/Chief Business
Officer
TidalHealth
Salisbury

Beau Higginbotham*
President & CEO
Ascension Saint Agnes
Baltimore 

Theresa Johnson*
Vice President of Brand Strategy and Philanthropy
CalvertHealth Medical Center
Prince Frederick

Kristin Jones Bryce
Senior Vice President & Chief External
Affairs Officer
University of Maryland Medical System
Baltimore

Kathleen McCollum
President & Chief Executive Officer
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie

Andrew Nicklas
Deputy General Counsel
Adventist HealthCare
Rockville

Mimi Novello, M.D.*
President & Chief Medical Officer
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Leonardtown

Ryan O’Doherty
Senior Vice President, External Affairs
Mercy Medical Center
Baltimore 

Don Owrey*
President & CEO
Atlantic General Hospital & Health System
Berlin

Bradley Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D.
President & CEO
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore 

James Sherwood
Vice President, Business Development & Strategy
Frederick Health
Frederick

Maria Harris Tildon
Vice President, State & Local Affairs
The Johns Hopkins University and Johns
Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore

Jason Weiner*
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
LifeBridge Health
Baltimore

Jennifer Wilkerson
Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Sheppard Pratt Health System
Towson


*Denotes New Member


Meeting Dates

July 17

Meeting Materials