Each year at our Legislative Briefing and Reception, MHAMD celebrates the champions whose leadership has had a lasting and profound impact on Maryland’s behavioral health system and the
people it serves. This year we are proud to recognize a distinguished group of individuals who demonstrate what can be accomplished with leadership, passion and commitment to a just, humane and healthy society. (Registration is open for the 2019 Reception and Briefing, which will be held on February 5. Go here for info and to register.)

Here are our 2019 award winners.

Lifetime Distinguished Service Award 
Honoring visionary leadership and lasting impact

Legislator of the Year
Honoring public policy leadership

Paula Hamburger Child Advocacy Award
Honoring a champion for children

  • Tom Merrick, Maryland Behavioral Health Administration
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