Alcohol & Drug Council


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

Dr. Joseph Ciotola, Health OfficerSheriff Gary Hofmann
Susan Coppage, Director of Social Services Lance Richardson, State's Attorney
Lauren Scearce, Department of Juvenile ServicesMichael Pappafotis, Public Defender
Keenan Wilson, Division of Parole and ProbationLynn Knight, Circuit Court Judge
Maggie Thomas, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services
Frank Kratovil, District Court Judge
Dorine Fassett, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services
Warden LaMonte Cooke
Corinne McCrary, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services County Commissioner Christopher Corchiarino
Captain Beverly Kelley, Board of EducationMatt Evans, Board of Education
Michael Clark, Community Partnerships for ChildrenScott Hass, Department of Emergency Services Director
John Plaskon, Crossroads Community
Brandy James, Sante Group Mobile Crisis Team
Katie Dilley, Mid-Shore Behavioral HealthMaria Daniels, Sante Group Mobile Crisis Team
Audra Cherbonnier, Child & Adolescent Health CoordinatorJulie Slivka, Family Peer Support Outreach Specialist
Teresa Heath, Opioid Operational Command CenterAnn Simpers, Behavioral Health Coordinator
Joe Saboury, Centreville Police DepartmentMark Meil, Sheriff's Office
Scott Wheatley, Department of Emergency ServicesMajor Dwayne Boardman, Undersheriff
Andrea Kane, QAC School Board Superintendent  Jean Meta, Circuit Court
Wayne HumphriesHolly Ireland
Nicole NewhouseBeth Malasky
Charles RhodesErin  Hill
Joe DeatonJohanna Walter
Shannon McClellanRebecca Rombro
Robert ConnollyTyson Brice
Walt AthaWilliam Hildebrand
Charles AldridgeKim Nicholson
Bill DwyerMelanie Jones-Dalziel, CPRS
Taylor VanHorn, PRSTom Berry


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.


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)