Alcohol & Drug Abuse 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 October 26, 2004 June 30, 2020
LaMonte Cooke October 26, 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
Sheriff Gary Hofmann December 5, 2006 June 30, 2020
Wayne Humphries, Chairman November 2, 2004 June 30, 2020
Frank Kratovil June 25, 2013 June 30, 2020
Kara Kresge  November 1, 2016  June 30, 2020 
Nicole Newhouse  November 14, 2017  June 30, 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

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.