B’more for Healthy Babies

B’more for Healthy Babies is a citywide initiative, led by the Baltimore City Health Department with HealthCare Access Maryland and Family League as the lead implementing partner, to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of mothers and babies.


Rick Barth, Dean and Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Yvonne Bronner, Professor, Morgan State University School of Public Health

Shannon Burroughs-Campbell, Executive Director, Baltimore City Head Start

Rebecca Dineen, Assistant Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department

Mark Furst, President & CEO, United Way of Central Maryland

Perry Gorgen, Director Early Learning Programs, Baltimore City Public Schools

Amy Kleine, Program Director, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Dawn Kirstaetter, Deputy Mayor, Mayor’s Office, City of Baltimore

Aaron Larrimore, Director, Office Health Services (Medicaid), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Ilise Marrazo, Director, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Gena O’Keefe, Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Samuel Redd, Operation PULSE

Jan Rivitz, President & CEO, The Straus Foundation

Laura Herrera Scott, Medical Director, Population Health, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, LLC

Joshua Sharfstein, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Barry Solomon, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Mishka Terplan, Medical Director, Behavioral Health System of Baltimore

Molly McGrath Tierney, Director, Baltimore City Department of Social Services

Maria Tildon, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Community Affairs, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Michele Towson, Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance Project Coordinator, New Vision House of Hope, Inc.

Julie Wagner, Vice President, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Kathy Westcoat, President, Health Care Access Maryland

Margaret Williams, Executive Director, Maryland Family Network