Alcohol & Drug Council

Members

The majority of the members are mandated to be part of the Commission because of the nature of their employment.

Name
Date Appointed
Term Expiration
Iris Carter
November 1, 2016
June 30, 2020
Dr. Joseph Ciotola
April 30, 2012
May 1, 2020
Mike Clark
November 2, 2004
June 30, 2020
Warden LaMonte Cooke
November 2, 2004
June 30, 2020
Susan Coppage
November 1, 2016
June 30, 2020
Brad Engel
August 9, 2011
June 30, 2020
Gary Fry
October 26, 2004
June 30, 2020
Joe Grabis
December 16, 2014
November 1,2021
Sheriff Gary Hofmann
December 5, 2006
June 30, 2020
Wayne Humphries
November 2, 2004
June 30, 2020
Holly Ireland
December 25, 2009
November 1, 2021
Judge Frank Kratovil
June 25, 2013
June 30, 2020
Kara Kresge
November 1, 2016
June 30, 2020
Jean Meta
February 12, 2013
November 1, 2021
Dr. Nicole Newhouse
November 14, 2017
June 30, 2021
Michael Pappafotis
October 26, 2013
November 1, 2021
John Plaskon
August 9, 2011
June 30, 2020
Lance Richardson
February 24, 2009
June 30, 2020
Thomas Ross
October 26, 2004
June 30, 2020


Purpose

Is to serve as an advocate for a comprehensive substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment system for persons of all ages affected by the use or abuse of addictive substances. It will review needs and assist in determining priorities.

Duties

On May 11, 2004 Governor Ehrlich signed into law the requirement for each County in the State of Maryland to establish a local Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment services. The law was designed to improve links between the criminal justice system and substance abuse treatment services, as well as increase diversion from prosecution and alternatives to incarceration for low level, non-violent offenders.

By-laws (PDF)