Dr. Dana Cunningham is a Faculty Consultant at the Center for School Mental Health in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UM School of Medicine. Dr. Cunningham graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Following the completion of her internship at the University of Maryland Medical System/ Maryland Veterans Administration Consortium, she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for School Mental Health. Since 2006, Dr. Cunningham has been the Director of the Prince George's School Mental Health Initiative (PGSMHI). The PGSMHI is designed to provide intensive school-based counseling and support services to students in special education in Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Dr. Jacquelyn Duval-Harvey is the Deputy Health Officer for the Department of Health in Prince George's County. Prior to joining Prince George's County Health Department, Dr. Harvey served as the Director for the Mayor's Office of Human Health Services in Baltimore City. From April 2014 to February 2015 she served as the interim Health Commissioner for Baltimore City. She has served as a staff psychologist and program administrator at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. She was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health in the School of Medicine. She was also Director of the Community Mental Health Outpatient Programs for Children in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services.
Sarah Edwards, DO is a Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with specialized expertise in early childhood mental health and treatment of complex pediatric trauma-related disorders. She is the Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinical service line at University of Maryland School of Medicine, which includes child inpatient, partial hospitalization, pediatric consultation-liaison, and outpatient sub-specialty services.
Connie Noll, DNP, PHMNP-BC, CRNP, is a psychiatric, mental health nurse practitioner and recovery counselor. Dr. Noll is in clinical practice at UM Upper Chesapeake Health System, Behavioral Health Consultation and Inpatient Services. She is the secretary of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (Capital Chapter) and is also a long-term, disaster mental health volunteer with the Red Cross.
Brittany Parham, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the UM School of Medicine, Center for School Mental Health (CSMH). Dr. Parham pursued holds a doctorate in School and Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Parham completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the UM School of Medicine, Center for School Mental Health, receiving specialized training in school-based mental health before joining the CSMH faculty. Dr. Parham is passionate about improving the well-being of underserved youth and has served in schools for nearly a decade in various capacities, including her most recent role as a community-partnered school mental health clinician in Baltimore City Schools. She has provided training for administrators, educators, school police officers and student support staff on the impact of trauma on learning, secondary traumatic stress, and evidence-based mental health interventions for trauma-exposed youth. Dr. Parham helped develop and disseminate a toolkit of resources from the national CSMH on civil unrest, and has worked with school and community partners to foster improved school-community-police relations, and to build multi-tiered systems of trauma-informed mental health support.
Patricia F. Widra, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, in the Department of Psychiatry. She is the Associate Director of the UM Women’s Mental Health Program and has over 15 years of experience in Reproductive Psychiatry with a focus on Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders. She has practiced in clinical, academic and private-practice settings, providing psychiatric consultation, evaluation and treatment to women during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as providing education to obstetricians, pediatricians and other psychiatrists regarding mental health issues in pregnancy. She also supervises senior psychiatric residents in the Women’s Mental Health Program and has developed a Reproductive Psychiatry curriculum for trainees. She is a member of Postpartum Support International, the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health and the Baltimore Perinatal Mental Health Professional Study Group.
Trena Williamson is the regional director of Marketing and Communications for University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and has served in this role since 2013. A graduate of Wittenberg University, her career in marketing, web design, graphics, social media and advertising has spanned more than 30 years and has garnered several professional awards for outstanding accomplishments in the field of health care marketing. Williamson’s professional activities include serving as the President for the Maryland Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (MSHSMD), on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (MASHSMD) and as a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. A resident of Chestertown, she served six years (2007-2013) on the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission, and was Vice Chairman of that group from 2011 to 2013.
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