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[photo, 201 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland] Robert M. Villanueva, Executive Director

c/o Family Health Administration
Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston St., Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2399
(410) 767-1617; fax: (410) 333-5218

201 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland, March 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Organizational Structure

Origin & Functions




J. Richard Lilly, M.D., Chair (chosen by Governor), 2008

Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: John D. Groopman, Ph.D., 2003; Diana Ulman, 2003; Katherine P. Farrell, M.D., 2004; Miles Harrison, Jr., M.D., 2005; Esther Rae Barr, 2008; Kathy J. Helzlsouer, M.D., 2008.

Designated by Senate President: Nathaniel J. McFadden

Designated by House Speaker: Heather R. Mizeur

Designated by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: Roger L. Harrell

Designated by Maryland Chapter, American Cancer Society: Gail Roddie-Hamlin

Ex officio: Philip B. Heard, M.D., designee of Secretary of the Environment; Carlessia A. Hussein, R.N., Dr.P.H., designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; David J. Ramsay, D.M., D.Phil., President, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Kevin Cullen, M.D., designee of Director, Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland Medical System; Edward D. Miller, Jr., M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Martin D. Abeloff, M.D., Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Health System.

Nonvoting members: Regina el Arculli, National Cancer Institute; Lynn S. Khoo, M.D., M.P.H., National Cancer Registry.

The State Council on Cancer Control was authorized by the Governor in June 1991 and restructured in November 1997 and November 2002 (Executive Order 01.01.1991.22; Executive Order 01.01.1997.07; Executive Order 01.01.2002.25). The Council works with the Governor to develop State policy and programs to reduce the incidence of cancer in Maryland. Access to testing, screening, and treatment, and programs for public education, prevention, and treatment of cancer are recommended by the Council. The Council also evaluates programs and promotes public-private partnerships to lower the incidence of cancer.

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