Public Commentary http://wypr.org en Josh M. Sharfstein, M.D. - June 17, 2014 http://wypr.org/post/josh-m-sharfstein-md-june-17-2014 <p></p><p>Dr. Sharfstein is the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Previously, he served as the Commissioner of Health in Baltimore, Maryland and as the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 03:47:15 +0000 Will Gramling 500981 at http://wypr.org Josh M. Sharfstein, M.D. - June 17, 2014 Mark Furst - June 10, 2014 http://wypr.org/post/mark-furst-june-10-2014 <p></p><p>Mark Furst is the president and chief executive officer of United Way of Central Maryland. Prior to joining the organization in 2004, he spent over 25 years in banking, primarily in executive positions at M&amp;T Bank and its predecessors.</p><p>Mark has volunteered on various nonprofit boards over the years and presently serves as a director of Baltimore City Head Start, GBC LEADERship and Baltimore Workforce Investment Board. He is also an advisor for Baltimore’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and on the Mayor’s Pay for Success Workgroup.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:58:45 +0000 Will Gramling 500459 at http://wypr.org Mark Furst - June 10, 2014 Marc Terrill - June 3, 2014 http://wypr.org/post/marc-terrill-june-3-2014 <p>Marc B Terrill is the President of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. In his professional leadership role, Marc directs the day-to-day management and operations as well as the long-range planning for THE ASSOCIATED, with a primary emphasis on the development of human and financial resources. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and obtained his Masters in Social Work with a concentration in community organization from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Marc received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Baltimore Hebrew University.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Will Gramling 500133 at http://wypr.org Marc Terrill - June 3, 2014 Carmela Coyle - May 27, 2014 http://wypr.org/post/carmela-coyle-may-27-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Carmela Coyle is the President &amp; CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), a position she has held since July 2008. MHA is the advocate for Maryland hospitals, health systems, and the communities and patients they serve. In her role, Carmela is sharpening the association’s focus on advocacy and public policy. Quality and patient safety is a priority, where she is helping hospitals make health care in Maryland the safest in the nation. She is currently leading an effort to rethink the future of payment in Maryland and to both preserve and modernize Maryland’s Medicare waiver for the next 30 years. In addition to her post at MHA, Carmela also serves on the Board of the Maryland Patient Safety Center, the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute, and PRIME, MHA’s shared services organization.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 02:02:54 +0000 Will Gramling 13800 at http://wypr.org Carmela Coyle - May 27, 2014 Joe Jones - May 20, 2014 http://wypr.org/post/joe-jones-may-20-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Joseph T. Jones, Jr. is founder of the Center For Urban Families (CFUF), a Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit service organization established to empower low-income families by enhancing both the ability of women and men to contribute to their families as wage earners and of men to fulfill their roles as fathers. Prior to founding CFUF, Mr. Jones developed and directed the Men’s Services program for the federally funded Baltimore Healthy Start initiative and replicated the Baltimore affiliate of the nationally recognized STRIVE employment services program. His ability to engage and provide hands-on services to fathers garnered him the reputation of trailblazer in the field.&nbsp; Mr. Jones is now a national leader in workforce development, fatherhood and family services programming, and through his professional and civic involvement influences policy direction nationwide.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 00:47:59 +0000 Will Gramling 13358 at http://wypr.org Joe Jones - May 20, 2014 Josh M. Sharfstein, M.D. - May 13, 2014 http://wypr.org/post/josh-m-sharfstein-md-may-13-2014 <p></p><p>Dr. Sharfstein is the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Previously, he served as the Commissioner of Health in Baltimore, Maryland and as the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 01:59:06 +0000 Will Gramling 13118 at http://wypr.org Josh M. Sharfstein, M.D. - May 13, 2014 Marc Terrill - May 6, 2014 http://wypr.org/post/marc-terrill-may-6-2014 <p></p><p>Marc B Terrill is the President of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. In his professional leadership role, Marc directs the day-to-day management and operations as well as the long-range planning for THE ASSOCIATED, with a primary emphasis on the development of human and financial resources. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and obtained his Masters in Social Work with a concentration in community organization from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Marc received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Baltimore Hebrew University.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 23:04:49 +0000 Will Gramling 12648 at http://wypr.org Marc Terrill - May 6, 2014 Mark Furst - April 29, 2014 http://wypr.org/post/mark-furst-april-29-2014 <p></p><p>Mark Furst is the president and chief executive officer of United Way of Central Maryland. Prior to joining the organization in 2004, he spent over 25 years in banking, primarily in executive positions at M&amp;T Bank and its predecessors.</p><p>Mark has volunteered on various nonprofit boards over the years and presently serves as a director of Baltimore City Head Start, GBC LEADERship and Baltimore Workforce Investment Board. He is also an advisor for Baltimore’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and on the Mayor’s Pay for Success Workgroup.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:31:33 +0000 Will Gramling 12313 at http://wypr.org Mark Furst - April 29, 2014 Carmela Coyle - April 22, 2014 http://wypr.org/post/carmela-coyle-april-22-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Carmela Coyle is the President &amp; CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), a position she has held since July 2008. MHA is the advocate for Maryland hospitals, health systems, and the communities and patients they serve. In her role, Carmela is sharpening the association’s focus on advocacy and public policy. Quality and patient safety is a priority, where she is helping hospitals make health care in Maryland the safest in the nation. She is currently leading an effort to rethink the future of payment in Maryland and to both preserve and modernize Maryland’s Medicare waiver for the next 30 years. In addition to her post at MHA, Carmela also serves on the Board of the Maryland Patient Safety Center, the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute, and PRIME, MHA’s shared services organization.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Will Gramling 11931 at http://wypr.org Carmela Coyle - April 22, 2014 Joe Jones - April 15, 2014 http://wypr.org/post/joe-jones-april-15-2014 <p>Joseph T. Jones, Jr. is founder of the Center For Urban Families (CFUF), a Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit service organization established to empower low-income families by enhancing both the ability of women and men to contribute to their families as wage earners and of men to fulfill their roles as fathers. Prior to founding CFUF, Mr. Jones developed and directed the Men’s Services program for the federally funded Baltimore Healthy Start initiative and replicated the Baltimore affiliate of the nationally recognized STRIVE employment services program. His ability to engage and provide hands-on services to fathers garnered him the reputation of trailblazer in the field.&nbsp; Mr. Jones is now a national leader in workforce development, fatherhood and family services programming, and through his professional and civic involvement influences policy direction nationwide.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:08:04 +0000 Will Gramling 11646 at http://wypr.org Joe Jones - April 15, 2014