Health Department Leadership

Lauren Levy, JD, MPH,  Health Officer

Daniel Coulter, MPH, Deputy Health Officer – Operations

Dr. Jamie Sibel, MD, MPH, Deputy Health Officer – Clinical

Our Public Health Responsibility

The mission of the Cecil County Health Department is to work together to promote, protect, and advance the health and wellness of the community.

 The Health Department:

  • Prevents epidemics and the spread of disease
  • Protects against environmental hazards
  • Prevents injury
  • Promotes and encourages healthy behavior and mental health
  • Responds to disasters and assist communities in recovery
  • Assures the quality and accessibility of health services
Health Department Services

The Cecil County Health Department offers services to all county residents through its six divisions.

  • Administrative Services
  • Behavioral Health 
  • Community Health Services
  • Environmental Health Services
  • Health Promotion
  • Specil Populations Services
Division of Administrative Services, Allison Borzymowski,  Director

The Division of Administrative Services supports Health Department operations by providing budget, fiscal, human resources, building, fleet, and information technology services. Services provided to the public include issuing birth and death certificates, health insurance eligibility determinations, education, and care coordination for Medical Assistance clients to access and utilize the health care system, ombudsman services, and transportation to non-emergency medical appointments for qualified Medical Assistance recipients.

Services provided:

  • Emergency Preparedness (See Additional Services below for more information)
  • Health Insurance
    • Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHP) Determination
  • Health Planning (See Additional Services below for more information)
  • Medicaid Assistance Transportation Program
    • Ambulatory
    • Non-Ambulatory
  • Vital Statistics
    • Birth Certificates
    • Death Certificates
  • Administrative Care Coordination/Ombudsman Program
Division of Behavioral Health, Ken Collins, Acting Director
(410) 996-5106

The Division of Behavioral Health provides school-based-early intervention, harm reduction, care coordination, and navigation to mental health, substance use disorder, and co-occurring treatment and recovery support services. The division also serves as the local behavioral health authority and is responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring the local public behavioral health system. Services provided:

  • Care Coordination services (to expand access to community-based behavioral health services and improve recovery outcomes for individuals identified as at high risk for relapse)
  • Cecil Addiction Treatment Coordination Hotline (CATCH) in partnership with Voices of Hope, Inc.
    Cecil County Mental Health Core Service Agency-
    assures the availability and access to various public behavioral health services for eligible residents with various mental health conditions. Plans develops, and monitors behavioral health services and handles consumer complaints, grievances, or appeals as they relate to public behavioral health services in Cecil County.
  • Detention Center Medication Supported Recovery Project
  • Detention Center Re-entry Support Services
    Early Intervention Services for Cecil County public school students
  • Harmony (comprehensive harm reduction including syringe services and wound care);
  • Hospital Outreach by Peer Recovery Specialists;
  • Facilitation of the Local Overdose Fatality Review Team
  • Overdose Response Training, including Narcan distribution
  • Outreach to Survivors of Overdose in partnership with Cecil County “PORT” (Prevention and Overdose Response Team)
  • Sexual Health in Recovery in partnership with Voices of Hope, Inc.
  • Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START), in partnership with the Cecil County Department of Social Service (CCDSS)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance – addiction screening, assessment, and treatment navigation for CCDSS consumers
  • Workforce development/vocational coaching for consumers in early recovery from SUD.
Division of Community Health Services, Tracy Anderson, Director
(410) 996-5130

The Division of Community Health Services promotes Cecil County residents’ health and offers various health services for children and adults. These include:

  • Monitoring and controlling communicable diseases and conditions (communicable diseases may include sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, rabies, and other public health disease threats);
  • Communicable disease surveillance and case management of residents affected by communicable diseases;
  • Outbreak investigation and control;
  • Screening, testing, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections;
  • Pregnancy testing;
  • Child and adult immunization and immunization tracking and follow-up;
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children’s) Program nutrition counseling.

Services provided:

  • Communicable Disease Control – (410) 996-5100
    • Disease Outbreak Investigation
    • Tuberculosis Screening/Evaluation/Treatment
    • Rabies pre-exposure clinics and post-exposure follow up
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Screening and Treatment
    • AIDS/HIV Counseling and Testing
    • AIDS/HIV Case Management
    • Rapid HIV and Hepatitis C Testing
    • PrEP- HIV Pre-Exposure Program
    • Immunizations – Adult and Children
    • Immunization Tracking and Follow Up
  • Clinic Services – (410) 996-5100
    • Pregnancy Tests
  • WIC – Women, Infants, and Children’s Nutrition Program – (410) 996-5255

Most services require an appointment, but some are on a walk-in basis.

Division of Environmental Health Services, Ed Arellano, Director
(410) 996-5160

The Environmental Health Services Division enforces state regulations, conducts inspections, and issues licenses and permits. Environmental Health also conducts rabies vaccination clinics and control activities; inspects bathing beaches, swimming pools, public camps, and mobile home parks; issues burning permits; and nuisance investigations.

Services provided:

  • Food Control
    • Food facility inspection and plan review
    • Outbreak investigation
  • Community and Recreational Sanitation
    • Swimming pools
    • Bathing beaches
    • Healthcare facilities
    • Family daycare and foster homes
    • Mobile home parks
    • Public camps
    • Nuisance investigation
  • Rabies Control
  • Air Quality
    • Open Burning Permits
  • Emergency Response
  • Solid Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Air Pollution
  • Radiation Control
Division of Health Promotion, Lyndsey Scott, Director
(410) 996-5168

The Division of Health Promotion interacts with the community by providing cancer screening, health education, and outreach programs. Registered Nurses, Health Educators, Coordinators of Special Programs, and Outreach Workers educate and encourage Cecil County residents to practice behavioral changes that prevent disease and help promote healthy lifestyles. Preschoolers to senior citizens enjoy extensive services and programs, including health education, diabetes support and prevention programs, colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screening outreach, self-management programs, free stop-smoking programs, and Nicotine Replacement Program/Chantix® Services programs. Mini-grants are also available to community groups for tobacco use prevention. Staff assists the Healthy Lifestyles, Cancer, and Tobacco Task Forces to develop and implement strategies that address health-related issues identified in the Community Health Improvement Plan to improve overall health in the community. Staff provides information and educational materials on health topics upon request from the community.

Services provided:

  • Cancer Control
    • Lung Cancer Screening Program
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
    • Skin Cancer Screening Program
  • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
    • Diabetes Self-Management Program
    • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • Health Education and Community Outreach Programs
    • Building Healthy Families Program
    • Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
    • Cancer Thriving and Surviving Program
    • Healthy Families Cecil County Home Visiting Program
    • Lead Case Management Program
  • Improved Pregnancy Outcomes
    • Community Action Team (Child injury and mortality prevention)
    • Fetal and Infant Mortality Review and Child Fatality Review Boards
  • Prevention Services
    • Drug Free Cecil County Coalition
    • Tobacco Use Prevention and Smoking Cessation Programs
    • Community Mini-grants for Tobacco Use Prevention
    • Tobacco Use Prevention and Smoking Cessation Programs/Services
Division of Special Populations Services, Gwen Parrack, Director
(410) 996-5112

The Special Populations Services Division includes the Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) Program, Assistance in Community Integration Services, and Developmental Disabilities. 

 Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) provides:

    • In-home assessments for older adults and those with chronic disabling conditions to evaluate functional abilities and needs for continued community-based living
    • Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) evaluations for individuals with psychiatric disabilities who may need admission to the nursing home level of care
    • Nurse Monitoring for individuals enrolled in Community Personal Assistance Services, Community First Choice, or Home and Community-Based Options Waivers


Assistance in Community Integration Services (ACIS) helps individuals find shelter, permanent housing options, or other resources to help stabilize their living situation.

The ACIS Case Management service can provide assistance to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  1. have two or more chronic health conditions 
  2. are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness and
  3. have Medicaid  

The case manager can meet with individuals in the office or other locations in the community to assist with whatever is needed in order.

The Developmental Disabilities Program assists individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families in learning and gaining access to resources in their community, planning for their future, accessing needed services and supports, and ensuring the needs of the individuals and families are met.

We promote planned and delivered services that encourage self-sufficiency, health, safety, real community participation, and the individual’s desired quality of life.

Policy, Planning & Assessment- Jean-Marie Kelly, Director
(443) 245-1122

The Policy, Planning & Assessmment Program promotes the health of Cecil County residents by providing planning and support services. The program leads the collaborative community health improvement process in Cecil County, conducts health assessments, provides project planning, development, and evaluation services, and leads public health policy development and advocacy efforts. The program also supports continuous quality improvement throughout the Health Department.

Services provided:

  • Community health assessment, planning, and evaluation
  • Accreditation, performance management, and quality improvement
  • Health data requests
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health Policy Development
  • Workforce development
Emergency Preparedness Program, Denise Hill, Public Health Emergency Planner
(410) 996-5113

The Emergency Preparedness Program promotes the health of Cecil County residents by providing public health emergency planning and support. Emergency preparedness activities include emergency response planning and evaluation, staff training and curriculum development, and developing publications for public use.

Services provided:

  • Emergency Preparedness
    • Emergency preparedness and response planning
    • Staff training
    • Education Development
    • Risk communication
  • Emergency Response