Clinical Services

Director:  Marian V. Bland, LCSW-C 
Phone: (410) 402-8353 (main)
Email: marian.bland@maryland.gov
 
 
Assistant Director: Steven Reeder 
Phone: (410) 402-8476
Email: steven.reeder@maryland.gov
 

Functions Performed:

The Office of Clinical Services, Adults and Older Adults is responsible for developing and managing an integrated system of care for adults and older adults in alignment with the Department and  the Behavioral Health Administration's (BHA) mission and goals.  Functions include:
Developing policies and regulations related to clinical services for adults and older adults;
Developing conditions of awards for local jurisdictions and monitors service deliverables and network adequacy;
Providing administrative oversight of clinical treatment, recovery supports, evidence-based practices and housing supports;
Providing technical advice and guidance to the local jurisdictions;
Designing and implementing state and federally funded services and specialized programs;
Identifying gaps in services and best practices to enhance access and quality of care;
Design, develop and implement specialized, culturally sensitive and responsive initiatives to address the needs of individuals who have a mental illness, substance-related disorders who are deaf and hard of hearing;
Directs, administers and oversees the statewide continuum of community-based outpatient behavioral health treatment services, including outpatient mental health centers, outpatient substance use treatment,  mental health partial hospitalization programs (PHP), group practices, private licensed practitioners, and residential substance use treatment;
Designs, plans, directs, implements and evaluates care management services, recovery supports, and community resources; and
Co-leads the transition of grant funds to fee-for-service to support a fully integrated behavioral health system.

The Office of Clinical Services, Adults and Older Adults is comprised of five divisions. The divisions include the following:

System Integration/Community Liaison Division

This division provides oversight of state care coordination, targeted case management, behavioral health services to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, the Maryland Opioid Rapid Response (MORR) federal grant, State Opioid Response (SOR) federal grant, the Medication Assisted Treatment-Prescription Drug Opioid Addiction federal grant, and health home applications.  This office also monitors community¬ based grant funded services and provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions and constituents.

Kimberly Qualls, Director
Phone: (410) 402-8661


Crisis and Criminal Justice Services Division

This division provides oversight of crisis services: crisis intervention teams (CIT), mobile and crisis response, residential crisis, crisis stabilization, disaster preparedness and response; jail-based  and and/or trauma-based: Maryland Community Criminal Justice Treatment Program (MCCJTP), Trauma, Addiction, Mental Health and Recovery (TAMAR), Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes Partnership (STOP), Drug Court, and DataLink.

Darren McGregor, Director
Phone:(410)402-8467


Gender-Specific Services Division

This division provides oversight of gender-specific services and provide technical advice and guidance. This includes oversight of residential treatment and transitional services for pregnant women and women with children, childcare during withdrawal management initiative, recovery support specialist in pregnancy/postpartum  project, recovery housing for women and women with children, and several legislatively mandated initiatives: SB 512- Substance Exposed Newborns, HB 7 - Integration of Child Welfare and Substance Use Treatment Services Act, and HB 1160, the Welfare Innovation Act of 2000 (Temporary Cash Assistance).

Suzette Tucker, Director
Phone: (410) 402-8648


Older Adults/Long-term Care Services and Supports Division

This division provides oversight of home and community-based waiver services for individuals with brain injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) state partnership grant, the Pre-Admission  Screening and Resident Review (PASRR), older adult behavioral health regional resources, and the older adult behavioral health PASRR specialist project (Money Follows the Person).

Stefani O'Dea, Director 
Phone: (410) 402- 8476


Evidence-Based Practices, Housing  and Recovery Supports Division

This division provides oversight of evidenced-based practices, housing and homeless initiatives, and recovery supports.  This includes the Maryland Collaboration for Homeless Enhancement Services (CHES), the Continuum of Care Housing programs, residential rehabilitation programs (RRP), psychiatric rehabilitation programs (PRP), the balancing incentive program (BIP), housing first pilot, Maryland's SSI/SSDI, Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Initiative, state hospital benefits project, homeless identification project, Maryland RecoveryNet (MDRN), Maryland Certification of Recovery Residences (MCORR), Maryland Partnership for Affordable
Housing (MPAH), Assertive Community Treatment, Supported Employment, Family Psychoeducation, and Person-Centered Care Planning.

Mona Figueroa, Director 
Phone: (410) 402-8480