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NEW TITLE V & MCH DIRECTOR

MARYLAND

Ilise Marrazzo
Director, Maternal and Child Health Bureau – Office of Family Planning and Home Visiting, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

NEW MCH DIRECTOR

INDIANA

Bob Bowman
Director, Maternal & Child Health Division, Indiana State Department of Health

NEW TITLE V DIRECTOR

NEW MEXICO

Denita Richards
Title V Director, New Mexico Department of Health

NEW CYSHCN DIRECTORS

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Sarah Alleem
CYSHCN Director, DC Department of Health

NEW AMCHP BOARD MEMBER

Rodney Farley
Rodney Farley joins the AMCHP Board of Directors as a Director- At-Large. He is currently a Parent Consultant with DDS, Children Services, the Maternal Child Health Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs program in Arkansas. Rodney is instrumental in establishing Parent Support Groups for families with children who have special health care needs throughout the state.

NEW AMCHP STAFF

Barbara Laur
Barbara Laur, MS, joins AMCHP as the Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Prior to AMCHP, Ms. Laur has served in various interim Executive Director/CEO positions, including AMCHP in 2007. As interim Executive Director/ CEO, she provides day-to-day management and leadership during the CEO transition period; analyzes organizational needs; and determine activities that would build a stronger platform for the new executive. Prior to her current role as interim Executive Director/CEO, Ms. Laur served as the Executive Director of Florence Crittenton Services of Greater Washington for approximately nine years from 1993-2002. Florence Crittenton Services of Greater Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering teen girls to overcome obstacles, make positive choices, and achieve their goals through programs in schools throughout the greater Washington area. Ms. Laur earned her Master of Science in Music Education from Northwest Missouri State University and completed her Doctorate course work in Adult Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.