Mid-Shore Behavioral Health Systems

About the Board

The Mid Shore Behavioral Health (MSBH) Board was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization on June 8, 1992. MSBH is a regional, non-profit Core Service Agency (CSA) under contract with the State of Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), a division of the Department of Health. The Annotated Code of Maryland Health General Article 10-1201 through 1203 mandates Core Service Agencies, Local Addictions Authorities, and Local Behavioral Health Authorities. MSBH serves Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties through a collaboration of the 5 county governments and mental health / substance use disorder stakeholders.


Date Appointed
Term Expiration
Roger HarrellNovember 1, 2015October 31, 2022
Stirling WardJanuary 1, 2016December 31, 2022


MSBH’s primary responsibility is for community planning, management, and monitoring of publicly funded, medically necessary, behavioral health services in the five-county region for consumers across the life span.

By-laws (PDF)