Advisory Board on Prescription Drug Monitoring

The Advisory Board on Prescription Drug Monitoring was created by law to support the design, implementation and ongoing development of the PDMP.

PDMP Advisory Board Meeting Dates are as follows:

Thursday, August 22, 2019 (In person)

PDMP Advisory Board Meeting 
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Behavioral Health Administration
Vocational Rehabilitation Building
OWDT (formerly OETAS) Training Room (Ground Floor)
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228

Webinar Registration link, below:

Thursday,  October 3, 2019 (Call)

PDMP Advisory Board Meeting
2:30 to 4:00 PM

Webinar Registration link below:

Thursday,  November 21, 2019 (In person)

PDMP Advisory Board Meeting
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Behavioral Health Administration
Vocational Rehabilitation Building
OWDT (formerly OETAS) Training Room (Ground Floor)
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville MD 21228

Webinar Registraiton link, below:

For information regarding any past or upcoming meetings you may contact the PDMP office at 410-402-8686 or email​​
Past Meetings of the Advisory Board

 Reports of the Advisory Board

Board Members

Audrey Clark, MPA
Board Chair, Maryland Department of Health
Director, Public Health Services
Office of Controlled Substances Administration

Daniel M. Ashby, M.S., FASHP
Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer
The Johns Hopkins Health System

Amit Bhargava, MD, MS, RMSK, Medical Director
Advanced International Pain & Sports Medicine

Thomas C.C. Bond, III
Senior Director
Programs & Strategic Partnerships
Helping Up Mission

Richard A. Debenedetto, PharmD, MS AAHIVP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy & Health Professions

Lenna Israbian-Jamgochian, PharmD, RPh
District Pharmacy Manager, Albertsons Safeway Inc-Eastern Division​

Arthur C. Jee, DMD
President's designee, Board of Dental Examiners
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Chris Jillson, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician, Alteon Health

Marcus Jones, Assistant Chief
Investigative Services Bureau, Montgomery County Police

Bryan Marascalchi, MD
Anesthesiologist/Pain Management Specialist
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Stephen A. Nichols, MD, FAAP, FAAPMR
Senior Attending Physician for Rehabilitation Services
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital 

Bonnie C. Oettinger, RN, MGA
President's  designee, Maryland Board of Nursing

Chief Medical Officer/Vice President Medical Affairs Carrol Hospital
Vice President Carroll County Health Group

Orlee Panitch, MD
Physician, Medical Emergency Professionals

Derek Peck, Captain
Secretary's designee, Maryland State Police
Criminal Enforcement Division

Larry Polsky, MD, MPH
President's Designee, Maryland Association of County Health Officers
Health Officer, Calvert County

Joseph Scalese III, RPh
Pharmacist, Weis Pharmacy

Amar Setty, MD
Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine
Immediate Past President Maryland Society of Anesthesiology

David Sharp, Ph.D.
Chairman's designee, Maryland Health Care Commission
Director, Center for Health Information Technology & Innovative Care Delivery

Diana Shorter, DNP
Nurse Practitioner, University of Maryland Community Medical Group

Yvonne U. Umerzurike, DPM
Vice President, Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners

Michael Vaughn
Law Enforcement Officer, Baltimore City

PDMP Advisory Board Membership

Member seats are outlined in state statute (Health-General Article Section 21-2a-05) and are appointed by the MDH Secretary through the Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations. Board members serve 3 year terms, and some seats come up for appointment every year, typically in the second half of the calendar year.  If you are interested in submitting an application for a seat on the Board, please contact Kim Bennardi in the MDH Secretary's Office of Appointments (​) and/or complete an outline application:​