Hope is Here

Hope. It is what any individual who is experiencing a mental health challenge aims to find. On the darkest days, finding hope may seem impossible. On those same days, it also happens to be one of the most important things to feel. Hope is the key to seeing beyond today’s problem, obstacle, fear, or unknown. It is a want, desire, or vision deemed possible and worth working toward. It unlocks a sense of optimism and promise. It is the belief and motivation to change things for the better, and that the pathway to achieving a better life is within reach.

Since our founding in 1853, Sheppard Pratt has made it a clear priority to provide hope to our patients, students, and clients. Hope can be found in the nearly 400 sites of services and across 160 programs throughout Maryland and West Virginia where we operate. It can be found in the people who work for our organization and who are committed to instilling hope in every person in need of our care and services. Our people put their hearts and souls into building and creating access to comprehensive services and innovative programs that best serve our community. And they are committed to delivering personalized care and services every day. Hope is here—within our walls and our people, and it’s palpable in the care we provide.

This year’s annual report highlights new programs and services and celebrates a few of Sheppard Pratt’s people who are committed to the communities we serve. One of our most significant milestones was accomplished this year with the opening of our brand-new hospital in Howard County, a project that was first envisioned more than 10 years ago and literally transforms the national landscape of mental health care. Sheppard Pratt visionaries and leaders have implemented new approaches to delivering our services and to advancing best practices in the field. Our tremendous progress underscores the value, meaning, and realism of this year’s theme, which is even more true in 2021: Hope is here, and it’s stronger than ever.

We believe in a life-changing mission that continuously improves access and well-being for those we serve. We do this by embracing the diversity and talents of those who serve.

It’s a joy to work for an innovative organization that helps those in need. It’s rewarding to be a catalyst for that help.

A Message From Our Board Chair and President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The last two years have been some of the most challenging for our nation and world. People have struggled as a result of the pandemic, racial injustices, and the day-to-day uncertainty in our lives. Suicide rates continue to be at an all-time high, with an alarming trend among young people. Drug overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year, an increase of nearly 30%. Social isolation and lack of accessible care has led to increased rates of anxiety and depression.

As we look toward recovery and our new normal as we navigate the effects of COVID-19, we need to prepare for the mental health crisis that is barreling toward us like a tidal wave.

Leading the way to meet unmet needs is in Sheppard Pratt’s DNA. Our mission has always been about helping people in need, when they need it the most.

However, we are not only meeting a need, we are determined to do more. Sheppard Pratt is a shining example of what a true system of care is and can do. We have accomplished so much in a challenging year and have made the impossible truly possible, day in and day out, to help the most vulnerable in our region. When we look at all that has been accomplished, we can say with confidence: Hope is here.

From our humble beginnings as a single hospital in Towson, our reach now extends beyond a statewide presence to provide the services and resources that are needed to make a difference in people’s lives. We serve more than 70,000 individuals in more than 160 programs across Maryland and West Virginia, including inpatient and outpatient treatment, housing, education, job training and rehabilitation services, and many others.

This year, we ushered in a new chapter in our journey, meeting even more needs across our community with the opening of our Sheppard Pratt – Baltimore/Washington Campus. In this year’s report, you will read more about our new destination for behavioral health care, which allows for the expansion of programs and services to provide greater access to high-quality, compassionate care. You’ll learn more about the much-needed mental health support and services we are providing to youth in schools. You will read about our new Opioid Treatment Program and hub-and-spoke model that is an innovative approach to addiction treatment and mental health care. And speaking of innovation, you will hear more about our global Center of Excellence for psilocybin research and therapy. As our region continues to experience mental health crises, you’ll learn more about our crisis services. You’ll also find out how we are partnering with hospitals and health systems across the country to set up and deliver behavioral health solutions to impact communities everywhere.

We also started a bold $50 million campaign during the pandemic, and have already raised nearly $40 million to change the face of mental health. These are just some of the ambitious steps in a number of key initiatives that we are undertaking in our journey to meet the demands for our care and services.

Sheppard Pratt is committed to serving more people and creating a brighter future. Hope is here.


Joshua Kakel | Chair, Sheppard Pratt Board of Trustees

Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, MBA | President and CEO, Sheppard Pratt

Seeing the progress that individuals make throughout their treatment and being a part of their journey and healing process is the greatest inspiration. Patients thank us, but the real work comes from them.

A Year of Hope

Delivering on our promise to provide life-changing care and inspiring hope in the communities we serve.

By the Numbers

A New Destination for Mental Healthcare

Ten years ago, Sheppard Pratt invested in a 50-acre piece of property with a vision to build and open a new “destination” for comprehensive mental health care services in the Baltimore/Washington region. It would be a warm and welcoming place, thoughtfully designed to provide the care you would expect for your own loved one and offering the totality of cutting-edge treatments to yield the best outcomes.

That vision became a reality in June 2021 when Sheppard Pratt marked a monumental milestone in its centuries-spanning history with the opening of its Baltimore/Washington Campus. The brand-new, 156,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art hospital has 85 inpatient beds, Psychiatric Urgent Care, and many specialized outpatient programs.

“One of the things we know about mental illness is that many wait until they are in crisis to seek help,” said Greg Gattman, FACHE, vice president and chief operating officer of Sheppard Pratt hospitals. “We believe our Baltimore/Washington Campus can change that. This new facility was built with intention. It encourages people to reach out for the help they need before they are in crisis. It’s a beautiful, inviting space, positioned in an easily accessible location.”

The new location allows for the expansion of programs and services to provide greater access to high-quality, compassionate care to serve more people. Among the new programs and services—a Psychiatric Urgent Care, to provide urgent assessments and triage to appropriate care for individuals experiencing mental health and/or addiction crises. This expands the urgent care services currently offered at Sheppard Pratt’s Psychiatric Urgent Care in Towson, Maryland, and addresses the growing need in the Baltimore/Washington corridor.

Those requiring inpatient care are referred to one of five patient care units, including the addition of a new young adult unit. People are treated on patient care units based on their age or scope of clinical need, including adolescents; young adults, ranging in age from 18 to 30; the general adult population; those with thought disorders; and those with multiple (co-occurring) psychiatric and substance use disorders.

“Every unit was designed to optimize patient experience and outcomes, starting with how we make people feel from the moment they walk through our doors,” said Todd Peters, MD, vice president and chief medical officer. “We want the space to feel inviting and be restorative. We want those who turn to us for help to feel cared for while learning skills to help them succeed long term.”

Each inpatient unit features many windows to allow warm, natural light into the space, along with views of a centralized courtyard. Additionally, the hospital houses a gymnasium, three basketball courts, and a multipurpose room for various fitness and social activities. Thoughtful design decisions were made to maximize aesthetics and safety, in tandem. Automatic water faucets, angled edges in front of windows, high ceilings, and heavy, yet soft, furniture give the hospital a sleek and modern feel while avoiding use of items that patients could potentially use to harm themselves or others. And, unlike what may be found in other behavioral health facilities, nursing stations on each inpatient unit are intentionally open; no walls or barriers are in place to block patients from their care providers.

I am inspired by the resilience that I encounter each day with my patients, and I work to empower their right to self-determination.

“Open workstations set a very different tone in the patient care environment; they show patients who are suffering from mental health problems that their providers are approachable and want to hear from them,” said Dr. Peters.

The opening of the new hospital has also allowed Sheppard Pratt to greatly expand its specialized outpatient programs in Howard County. The Adult Day Hospital originally offered at the Ellicott City location transitioned to the new hospital and adopted a new name: Mood Disorders. Other outpatient programs for targeted populations and disorders include thought disorders, children and adolescents, and eating disorders. These specialized outpatient programs center around comprehensive individual and group therapy, without the need for overnight hospitalization. They can be facilitated as a stepdown option from inpatient care, or a step-up option for those who require more intensive outpatient intervention. The new campus also offers electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for inpatients and outpatients, improving access to this important treatment option.

“The opening of our new hospital and the availability of these valuable services in the Baltimore/Washington region honestly could not have come at a better time,” said Gattman. “The world is beginning to think about life beyond COVID, but mental health issues realized during the pandemic are long-lasting. The number of people who need our services is greater now than ever before and will continue to rise as we move forward.”

I am passionate about working with the adolescent population. It’s rewarding to make an impact at such a defining point in their lives.

A Space for Innovative Care

A 2021 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that more than 93,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2020, a nearly 30% increase from the year prior, with opioids significantly contributing to the rise in deaths.

While national and local efforts continue to be made to stop the worsening epidemic, Sheppard Pratt has taken a big step forward in this arena with the opening of its Opioid Treatment Program, a new layer within the organization’s Partners in Recovery Program. The new program opened on Sheppard Pratt’s campus in summer 2021. It is a renovated space, packed with innovative technology and designed with patient safety and privacy needs in mind. And, the goal is to clinically address opioid misuse, overuse, and overdose, as a way of saving lives.

“Sheppard Pratt touches thousands of people across our continuum of mental health services and our data shows that about one third of them have a substance use concern, often in the mix as a co-occurring issue,” said Jason Martin, PsyD, who serves as director of addiction services at Sheppard Pratt. “Substance use often begins as a coping mechanism—to minimize emotional or physical pain—and then can quickly become a substance abuse situation. We have a responsibility to deliver holistic care for our patients and to address this problem for our society as a whole.”

One guiding principle within the Opioid Treatment Program is acknowledgement that both reduction and elimination of problematic opioid use can be deemed successful. The integrated team of addiction medicine psychiatrists, nurses, substance abuse counselors, and social workers emphasize that abstinence is the ideal end goal for every patient, but at the same time, small, gradual changes are also noted as big steps in the right direction.

“We try to reason with our patients; to understand their feelings and perspectives by asking a lot of questions, listening, and being empathetic to what they are going through,” explained Jeff Richardson, LCSW-C, MBA, vice president and chief operating officer of community services. “We engage them in conversations about why they use and what might convince them to make a change, even if that simply means eliminating one drug or cutting back on their frequency of use. This takes some people by surprise. They come in expecting us to push them to quit using completely, with no exceptions, and that is not always the best approach.”

As a first step, those who turn to the clinic undergo a comprehensive assessment with a clinical provider, who develops a recommendation on the patient’s most appropriate level of intervention. In most cases, the proposed plan of care includes a combination of outpatient therapy or partial hospitalization, and a supervised medication schedule, designed to effectively manage and minimize symptoms of withdrawal. Many patients also interact with peer support specialists—former substance users who understand patient needs from a personal perspective, and who offer inspiration and hope by sharing their own stories of recovery.

“Our peer support specialists allow patients to see that substance use issues impact everyday kind of people in our world; people who are parents and grandparents, who have jobs and kind souls, and who are just like them, in many ways,” said Dr. Martin. “Their stories are real and they share their lived experience, which demonstrates that even under the toughest of circumstances, change is possible.”

The Opioid Treatment Program is managed using a novel hub-and-spoke model, which begins care at Sheppard Pratt’s Towson campus for initial intervention, and seamlessly transitions them to care sites closer to their home community so they can thrive for the long term.

“The spokes are a critically important consultative piece, with the top priority being to keep patients stabilized and out of the hospital,” said Dr. Martin. “This model will continue to position Sheppard Pratt as the provider of choice for mental health services, and specifically for those who need substance use treatment.”

The launch of the Opioid Treatment Program and its hub-and-spoke network was supported in part by grant funding from the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center. and Baltimore County Maryland ranked third in the U.S. in overall drug overdose deaths in 2018, and 90% of those were opioid related.

“Giving people a place to turn for help was our first priority,” said Richardson. “Educating them on substance use, its impact, and resources available, is another. It’s especially important in light of the COVID pandemic and the many ways it has exacerbated the need for behavioral health care.”

Opioid Treatment Program

I love my team. We encourage and support each other so we can be at our best to help the community.

Prioritizing Patient Care

Crisis services: It’s what sets Sheppard Pratt apart. From Psychiatric Urgent Care to residential crisis beds to mobile crisis programs, these timely and critical services position the organization as a pioneer in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centric care options.

Cultivating a Home-like Environment for Intense Psychiatric Care

Sheppard Pratt operates five residential crisis homes across Maryland, making it the largest provider of residential crisis services in the state. Within each, intense, around-the-clock psychiatric care is available in a comfortable, home-like setting for patients diagnosed with a range of mental illnesses. Collectively, Sheppard Pratt’s residential crisis services are diverting hospital admissions, reducing the length of stay in hospital care, providing a step-down option for patients ready for discharge from a hospital setting, and creating more positive and fulfilling experiences for patients experiencing mental health crises.

“We have created environments that allow the individuals we serve to continue living and connecting with others as they are undergoing treatment,” said Susan Cromwell, senior director of rehabilitation and recovery at Sheppard Pratt. Residential crisis services allow people to work through their crisis and maintain their connections to family and work.

The average length of stay for individuals served in a residential crisis home is 14 days. During this time, individuals take prescribed medications with oversight by psychiatrists and nurse practitioners and coaching by residential crisis counselors. Through group and individual therapy, there is a focus on skill development and goal setting. In addition to restoring pre-crisis level of functioning, patients develop new strategies to prevent future mental health crises. A key component to ensuring long-term success occurs through building meaningful connections by participating in meal preparations and social activities. Family visitation is encouraged during the evening hours, which also aids to heal frayed relationships from past crises.

Sheppard Pratt’s residential crisis homes are located in Baltimore County, Frederick County, Howard County, and most recently, a new crisis home located in Montgomery County. Developed in partnership with all six community hospitals in Montgomery County, this 16-bed residential home will transition individuals from emergency departments and inpatient units of those hospitals. The unique collaboration highlights an innovation in residential crisis care management that embeds residential crisis staff in the participating hospitals to assess individuals for eligibility, streamline the referral process, and transport them to the residential crisis home.

Mobile Crisis Services Offered in Frederick County

This year Sheppard Pratt expanded its mobile crisis services within Frederick County, including an innovative partnership with the city’s emergency responders. In addition to increasing access to mobile crisis services from 40 hours per week to 24/7, this partnership launched the Crisis Response Team pilot program, which pairs Sheppard Pratt counselors trained to mediate and manage crisis events with non-uniformed police officers and EMS providers to respond to mental health emergencies across the City of Frederick. The counselors assist with deescalation and stabilization, plus identify short- and long-term options for care. Sometimes, the call for help comes from the person who is in crisis; in most cases, it comes from a family member, friend, human service agency, or private citizen who has witnessed a situation that might benefit from intervention by trained mental health professionals.

“This program allows us to respond in a way that recognizes mental health crises as a health concern,” said Scott Rose, chief of rehabilitation and recovery for Sheppard Pratt. “Our job is to react in the moment but also assure the person knows where to turn for help beyond that moment.”

Working here allows me to give back, which is the core of my being. When I walk through the doors, I know I am making a difference in someone's life, one day at a time.

Pioneering Evidence-Based Psilocybin Therapeutic Treatment

“Every day at Sheppard Pratt we are looking at mental illness in different ways to achieve improved outcomes,” said Scott Aaronson, MD, chief science officer, Institute for Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics. Dr.  Aaronson is a world-renowed leader in mental health care research and has played a key role in advancing treatment protocols and developing innovative treatment. Under his leadership, Sheppard Pratt will launch the Center of Excellence for Psilocybin Research and Treatment that will merge science, research, technology, and innovative design to investigate the impact of psilocybin therapy and psychedelic medication regimens. The center will open during fiscal year 2022 on Sheppard Pratt’s Towson campus, in partnership with COMPASS Pathways plc, an international mental health care company recognized as a pioneer in the development of evidence-based therapeutic treatments.

“The new Center of Excellence will showcase ‘the clinic of the future’ and integrate many of our existing and future clinical priorities,” said Dr. Aaronson, a psychiatrist for more than 40 years. “It will give researchers a new platform to engage with Sheppard Pratt as we build care models for the future.”

Sheppard Pratt was one of just a few sites across the United States invited to participate in COMPASS’ phase 2 psilocybin research trial. Its COMP360 psilocybin therapy, administered in tandem with psychological support from specially trained therapists, has the potential to transform the way behavioral health providers treat patients with bipolar disorder, depression with chronic suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder, among others. Initial investigator-initiated studies, by Dr. Aaronson and his team over the past two years, have produced promising—sometimes even breathtaking— results. One specific patient, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, exemplified what is in the realm of possible.

“Psychedelics administered over a period of nine hours, following an extensive preparation process, had a profound impact on the patient, who was struggling greatly, unemployed, and self-medicating in order to function,” Dr. Aaronson said. “It made what once felt like a 10-foot hurdle feel more like a 2-foot hurdle. The experience instilled acceptance of current reality, a positive change in outlook, and the emergence of a core belief that over time, things could get better. The impact was profound.”

Sheppard Pratt is one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to conduct clinical studies in the use of psychedelic therapies for patients diagnosed with mood disorders. Research will also be conducted within our Center of Excellence to evaluate the use of psychedelics for treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental illnesses. As the space is constructed, optimizing the patient experience will be integral to care design. The center will feature four private psychedelic therapy rooms, with garden views to create an environment of care that is welcoming and therapeutic for patients.

“Psychedelics offer a new approach that can be considered for the treatment of many mental illnesses,” said Dr. Aaronson, citing PTSD, autism spectrum disorder, racial trauma, and eating disorders as additional examples. “I believe the Center of Excellence will be a unique and valuable resource for the Sheppard Pratt community as well as other health care organizations and providers across the state, regionally, and even nationally.”

Education and training for behavioral health providers will be another key priority at the Center of Excellence once it opens. Providers and therapists will have opportunities to pursue certifications and build new skills as clinical trials, proof-of-concept studies, and digital patient care solutions are investigated and deployed. This, combined with the opportunity to assess mental illnesses and treatment options in new ways, with a focus on optimizing patient outcomes, is generating much excitement about what lies ahead at Sheppard Pratt.

“With great vision and continued investment, we have the potential to revolutionize treatment options and bring innovative solutions to patients,” said Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, MBA, president and chief executive officer at Sheppard Pratt.

Accelerating Research & Improving Patient Experience

It's fulfilling to be part of the team that's on the cutting edge of creating new therapies to help people.

Building Connections for Positive Outcomes

In today’s world, especially in the midst of a pandemic, more children are benefitting from seeing a therapist. With a commitment to providing care and useful resources for students and their families, Prince George’s County Public Schools launched its Youth First Care Program in partnership with Sheppard Pratt in 2020. The vision was to bring much-needed mental health support and services into schools—where kids could seek care in a space that is comfortable and familiar. When the program was introduced, Sheppard Pratt provided services in four Prince George’s County schools. It has since expanded, and Sheppard Pratt now provides services in 30 elementary and middle schools across the county, more than any other partner.

“We take a very integrated approach, collaborating with teachers, administrators, case managers, individualized education plan (IEP) coordinators, and parents, to fully understand what is happening in a child’s life that is causing them to struggle,” said Liz Briganty, LCSW-C, Youth First Care Program director at Sheppard Pratt. “These perspectives are important as we build connections with the child, show them we are here to encourage and support them, and identify pathways for positive outcomes.”

Children are referred to the Youth First Care Program when adults who care about their well-being see signs of trauma or grief, abuse or neglect, depression or anxiety, problems with school attendance or performance, bullying, aggressive behavioral issues, or substance use concerns. The process begins with parent notification and approval and is followed by a phase of discovery, allowing the therapist to observe the child in the classroom and join conversations with teachers. From there, the therapist will facilitate individualized therapy sessions with the child during the school day.

“Our goal is to help kids process their life experiences and give them guidance and tools to cope,” said Karla Hoffman, chief of families and communities at Sheppard Pratt. “Sometimes we see great improvements quickly. In other cases, the impact is realized later. We are focused on helping the child to truly excel in the classroom or to handle a big life transition smoothly.”

The 20 clinical therapists from Sheppard Pratt who facilitate the Youth First Care Program had to think creatively about how to deliver care in new ways, while public schools remained closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a team, they identified new ways to connect and create impact in Prince George’s County schools—some of which they had never physically stepped foot into.

“If a door closed, our staff figured out how to get the job done,” said Briganty. “They have done a phenomenal job connecting with students and families to assure this program would not only be sustained but also grow during the pandemic.”

The value of that commitment has been made clear. Between August 2020 and July 2021, therapy was provided for 63 suicidal children across 23 Prince George’s County schools.

“We are pioneering this program during the pandemic and it has presented a lot of challenges, but along with that, so much opportunity, too,” said Hoffman. “It can literally change the way a child sees the world.”

I'm proud that as an employee I can impact change in the lives of children, which has been my passion all along.

Integrating Behavioral Health: Sheppard Pratt Solutions

The need for behavioral health services is tremendous, and rapidly growing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the many ways it has impacted people’s lives. In many communities, the availability of psychiatric providers capable of delivering comprehensive, high-quality, outcomes-based care at scale is extremely limited. People who need help don’t know where to turn, or the needed services may not exist in their community. And, the impact of these scenarios on individuals, families, and communities is felt daily across the nation.

This year, Sheppard Pratt Solutions—a new division—was launched to support the increased demand for behavioral health services locally, regionally, and nationally. Its purpose is to facilitate the formation of partnerships with hospitals, health care systems, outpatient clinical practices, and other organizations to help establish and improve delivery of hospital and community-based behavioral health services in their community.

“Sheppard Pratt is recognized and respected as the national leader, with an unmatched breadth and depth of knowledge, clinical expertise, and resources in the behavioral health space,” said Jennifer Wilkerson, vice president and chief strategy officer at Sheppard Pratt. “Sheppard Pratt Solutions allows us to stretch our services broader and deeper, working with partner organizations to make mental health services available in communities across the nation.”

The scope of services provided by Sheppard Pratt Solutions includes consulting, management services, and development of new services or facilities. Partnerships can be consultative in nature, where the focus is on developing plans to build or enhance an organization’s behavioral health services. Management services are best suited for those who have a behavioral health program in place, yet require executive and clinical leadership support to deliver and optimize it. And, development-based partnerships are designed to help organizations expand behavioral health services across a variety of care settings.

Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center was one of the first to pursue a management-based contract with Sheppard Pratt Solutions. Driven by results from its community needs assessment, the organization invested in a 16-bed behavioral health hospital and then turned to Sheppard Pratt for leadership resources to manage it, along with its partial hospitalization and Pathways programs.

Other early adopters in Maryland include Garrett Regional Medical Center, with a focus on expanding telepsychiatry services in its emergency department, inpatient units, and behavioral health center, and CalvertHealth, whose leaders are committed to growing its behavioral health service line with a Sheppard Pratt-supported staffing model. Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners employed by Sheppard Pratt work collaboratively with CalvertHealth leaders to provide specialized mental health services in community-based settings. Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) has also partnered with Sheppard Pratt Solutions for collaborative care integration by embedding behavioral health services in its primary care practices.

“There are more Sheppard Pratt psychiatrists than some states have in total, and the depth of our behavioral health expertise is unparalleled,” said Steve Merz, chief operating officer for Sheppard Pratt Solutions. “Sheppard Pratt Solutions is designed to provide an answer when the call comes in from health care leaders across the state, region, and nation who know they need to provide behavioral health care services for their community, but don’t necessarily have access to the right resources or expertise to deliver it. We can fill that gap, with a shared commitment to adding or enhancing behavioral health services for the growing number of people out there who need them.”

Sheppard Pratt Solutions is committed to building customized programs for each partner it works with, beginning with processes of discovery and alignment to understand its prospective partner’s capabilities, needs, goals, and opportunities. The tremendous need for better behavioral health is evidenced by partners in 17 states, with more on the horizon.

“We are sometimes asked who else is ‘like’ Sheppard Pratt. And the answer is—no one,” said Wilkerson. “Sheppard Pratt Solutions opens a door for us to join forces with organizations that share our mission, values, and goals, and expand access at a time when the need for behavioral health services is rapidly growing.”

Behind the Scenes at Sheppard Pratt Solutions

I'm happy, for the first time ever, behavioral health has a seat at the larger health care table, and I'm proud to represent Sheppard Pratt in those discussions.

COVID-19 and the Path Forward

It’s hard to imagine that COVID-19 is still as much a part of our daily lives as it was in 2020—when we thought 2021 would be moving toward reopening and recovery.

We have already begun to see the impact on mental health. And the pandemic has exacerbated the mental health crisis that already existed.

A study from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported increased symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the pandemic and that many adults who reported worsened mental health due to the pandemic also put off getting treatment. A survey by Mental Health America found 54% of 11- to 17-year-olds reported frequent suicidal thoughts or self-harm in the prior two weeks, which is the highest rate since it began screening in 2014. And U.S. deaths from drug overdoses leapt nearly 30% to more than 93,000 in 2020—the highest ever recorded.

Yet, we know the numbers tell only part of the story.

“Sheppard Pratt has been integral to our nation’s response to COVID-19 during the initial surge of cases, then the beginning of the recovery, and now again as the pandemic continues,” said Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt.

Throughout the past year, we responded to the increased need for access by implementing telepsychiatry across our network of programs and services. Our scale of growth and the ability to roll it out helped reduce health disparities in our communities for those struggling to access care. From April 2020 to June 2021, we provided more than 500,000 telehealth visits across all of our programs. We kept all 19 of Sheppard Pratt’s inpatient units, totaling over 300 inpatient psychiatric beds, open and accepting admissions to reduce wait times for inpatient psychiatric beds. Our special education schools continuously pivoted to provide virtual and hybrid learning options to more than 700 students across the state—developing innovative and out-of-the-box ideas to ensure students received vital mental health and education services.

Employees in our community-based programs created care packages for students and took them for walks and bike rides to keep them active and engaged in their recovery efforts. Staff also delivered more than 300,000 meals and medications so our clients could continue to remain safe but receive the resources they needed.

In December 2020, we turned our conference center in Towson into a vaccine clinic for the next four months. We provided vaccinations to our eligible employees across the state, including our psychiatry residents/fellows, as well as vaccinating other behavioral health providers. We also created satellite clinics around the state in Frederick, Gaithersburg, White Marsh, and Baltimore to reach those for whom transportation was a barrier. We also vaccinated our clients who live in our behavioral health group homes.

“It was imperative that we prioritized vaccinating this high-risk population,” said Dr. Trivedi. “We staunchly advocated to ensure those most vulnerable were eligible to receive the vaccine early in the state’s tiered distribution plan.”

As the uncertainty and anxiety with COVID-19 continues, Sheppard Pratt is here to support our communities as we find the path forward and play a role in the recovery of our communities.

It is a blessing to help people heal and return to their community. I feel privileged to have the support of a great team at Sheppard Pratt to make this possible.

Creating Access to Hope

As we navigated through the pandemic, the quality of our services to patients, students, families, and communities remained unchanged. We are proud that our ever-growing network of more than 160 high-quality programs now expand beyond Maryland to provide hope and meet the growing need for behavioral health services.

We are committed to providing a comprehensive continuum of care, from mental health, substance use, and special education to developmental disability and social services. The following map depicts the care and services offered throughout our organization.

Statistics & Financial Highlights

Net Revenues (in millions of dollars)

FY '20: $374.2

FY '21: $365.0

Sheppard Pratt Statistics FY '21

Inpatient days: 95,491

Educational days: 126,060

FY 2021 By the Numbers

2021 Leadership & Board of Trustees

Officers and Executive Staff

Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer

Gregory Gattman, FACHE
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Hospitals

Jeffrey Grossi, JD
Chief of Government Relations

Thomas D. Hess, MBA, MEd
Chief of Staff

Chip Maust, EdD
Vice President and Chief of Schools and Residential Treatment Centers

Todd Peters, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer

Donna L. Richardson, MBA
Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Jeff Richardson, LCSW-C, MBA
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Community Services

Karen Robertson-Keck, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vice President, Human Resources

Kelly Savoca, CPA, MBA
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Laura Lawson Webb, MSN, RN-BC
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Jennifer Weiss Wilkerson, MHSA, FACHE
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Board of Trustees

Margaret Allen

Emile A. Bendit

Kevin M. Benson

Penelope Cordish

Alan Evans

Susan Fenimore

Elizabeth Forbush

Alan Gamse

Philip H. Grantham

William Haugh

Bonita Hearn

Joshua Kakel (Chair)

Norma Peden Killebrew

Martha Kirkland

Alton Knight

Robert Kresslein

Cristin C. Lambros

William Morton

Collin Mothupi (Vice-Chair)

Gail L. Shawe

Alfred Singer

John W. Steele, III

Jim Wiederhold

Stephen Judson Williams

Pamela P. Young

Peggy Sparr (Associate Trustee)

A Message From Development

Dear Friends,

At the June opening celebration of our new Baltimore/Washington campus, Sheppard Pratt President and CEO Dr. Harsh K. Trivedi announced The Campaign to Transform Mental Health Care, a $50 million fundraising effort that underscores our commitment to advancing mental health care.

The ambitious campaign supports projects like the new hospital, but more importantly, it is driving the development and expansion of programs and services in five key areas: expanding existing programs and services; recruiting and retaining the best behavioral health professionals; advancing research; promoting best practices; and leading the conversation about mental health internationally.

As of June 30, 2021, nearly $40 million has already been raised toward the goal. During FY ’21 the following gifts and grants supported key objectives. Among the projects made possible with community support are:

  • Center for Autism – A major grant from the Women’s Hospital Foundation funded the creation of a Center for Autism to diagnose and treat preschool-age children. Sheppard Pratt is one of the few autism programs nationally that treats autism patients from childhood well into adulthood.
  • Psychiatric Urgent Care – A grant from the Horizon Foundation, in partnership with the United Way of Central Maryland, and a grant from the France-Merrick Foundation funded the startup of the Psychiatric Urgent Care at the Sheppard Pratt – Baltimore/Washington Campus, providing same-day access to mental health care for people in crisis.
  • Opioid Treatment Program – We secured a grant to create a new opioid treatment clinic on Sheppard Pratt’s Towson campus that will also serve as a hub of expertise for our other community-based addiction treatment programs in Baltimore, Maryland. The clinic will be an important tool in treating opioid addiction, which sadly claimed more lives in 2020 than ever before.
  • Institute for Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics – Sheppard Pratt is one of the nation’s leading clinical research sites using psychedelics for treatment-resistant depression and other mental illnesses. Thanks to funding from corporations, foundations, and individuals, Sheppard Pratt is expanding its research and treatment capacity using these novel therapies.
  • Recognizing teaching excellence – Sheppard Pratt operates 12 special education schools, making it the largest provider of nonpublic special education in Maryland. To recognize teaching excellence, the Cordish Family Foundation created a fund to honor outstanding Sheppard Pratt teachers and to provide additional professional development opportunities for our schools. Two teachers were recognized for their efforts during a challenging 2020-2021 school year.

Thanks to the generous support of these individuals and organizations and so many others, Sheppard Pratt can proudly say that “hope is here.” Thank you for your commitment to ensuring quality mental health care for everyone.


Donna L. Richardson, Vice President and Chief Development Officer

I'm inspired by the opportunity to be part of a team that provides unconditional support to each other and has that same passion to support the schools we serve.

Hope is Here, Thanks to You

It’s no secret that the number of people in need of mental health care—locally, regionally, and nationally—is rapidly increasing. Sheppard Pratt, long recognized as a national leader in the delivery of comprehensive, outcomes-based behavioral health care, is committed to being a trusted resource for every person who walks through our doors. We are continuously evolving and growing our programs and services in alignment with what we know our patients need today—as well what we anticipate they will need tomorrow.

Our donors and partners play an instrumental role in our ability to provide care. With your partnership and support, we can continue providing hope and care that is life-changing and often lifesaving.

That is how hope is born. And that is why hope is here—to stay.

1853 Society

The 1853 Society recognizes individuals who have made the gift of a lifetime by including Sheppard Pratt in their estate plans.

Anonymous (3)

Andrew L. Austin*

Walter and Frederick W. Barbe

Emile A. Bendit, MD

Mikki Buchness

John and Sue Carnell*

Lois G. Carr*

The Estate of Patricia Castillo

Mary Lou Coder

Mr.* and Mrs. J. Howard Eager, III

Evelyn Feldman* and Mildred Kern*

Elizabeth R. Forbush

Anne Dee Goldin

Louise A. Hager*

Joan S. Harris

Charles E. "Ted" Herget, Jr.

H. Thomas Howell* and Aliceann Howell

George E. Kostritsky*

Jane Cox Larson

Peter J. Lagemann

June B. and Sung H. Lee

Janet E. Lowman

William and Marion Nicholson*

Parsons Newman*

Lila E. O'Meara

Patti Prugh

Jonas R. Rappeport

Ruth T. Ravenel*

Sally Rooney

Donald R. Ross, MD and Eileen K. Steinberger, MD

Marilyn and Robert Schaftel

Margaret and Steven Sharfstein

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Sienkilewski

Wilhelmina Hahn Waidner*

Jean and Gordon Wells & Family

Dr. and Mrs. Clifford R. Wheeless

Gay and Jud Williams

Mary Elizabeth Zumstein*

Gatehouse Society

The Gatehouse Society recognizes those who have made contributions totaling $100,000 or more to Sheppard Pratt. Listed below are members through June 30, 2021.

$5,000,000 and above

The State of Maryland

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.


$1,000,000 - $4,999,999


Behavioral Health System Baltimore

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Lois G. Carr*

COMPASS Pathfinder Limited

Department of Labor

Developmental Disabilities Administration

France-Merrick Foundation

Citizens of Howard County

Evelyn Feldman* and Mildred Kern*

Lagemann Family Trust

Maryland Community Health Resources Commission

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services

Montgomery County Executive and County Council

Rollins-Luetkemeyer Foundation, Inc.

The Stanley Medical Research Institute

The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation

U.S. Department of Labor

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Jean and Gordon Wells & Family

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

Women's Hospital Foundation


$750,000 - $999,999

The Horizon Foundation

Benno and Elayne Hurwitz Family Foundation, Inc.

The Lagemann Foundation

Earle & Annette Shawe Family Foundation

Gail and Stephen Shawe

Sheppard Pratt Auxiliary


$500,000 - $749,999

Abell Foundation

City of Gaithersburg

Dr. Penelope S. Cordish

The Cordish Family Foundation

Healthcare Initiative Foundation

The Kresge Foundation

Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy

Parsons Newman*

Mr. and Mrs. William Nicholson*

Wilhelmina Hahn Waidner*


$250,000 - $499,999


The Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust

The Blaustein Philanthropic Group

The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Inc.

Alice D. Burke

Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Ruth Corbett*

Dalio Family Foundation, Inc.

Department of Juvenile Services

Hal Donofrio

Frederick County Government

Greater Washington Community Foundation

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Harley W. Howell Charitable Foundation

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Foundation

Pedie and Bob Killebrew

Henry H. Lewis Contractors, LLC

Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center

Maryland State Department of Education

Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds

Charles B. and Paula M. Moss Foundation

Morgan-Keller Construction

The Nicholson Foundation

SunTrust Charitable Irrevocable Trust

Taylor Foundation, Inc.

Truist Foundation

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. DHHS Administration for Children and Families

Mary Elizabeth Zumstein*


$100,000 - $249,000

Anonymous (8)

William S. Abell Foundation

Allied Telephone and Data Corp.

ARAMARK Corporation

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Berge, Jr.

Morton K. & Jane Blaustein Foundation

Lois and Irving Blum Foundation

Brown Advisory

Lorraine* and Winfield Cain

Center for Eating Disorders, P.A.

Children’s Opportunity Fund

Clark-Winchcole Foundation

Nancy B. and Howard K. Cohen

The Robert H. and Monica M. Cole Foundation

The Community Foundation in Montgomery County

Constellation Energy

The Charles Crane Family Foundation

Dr.* and Mrs. W. Byron Forbush, II

Andrew H. and Susan A. Friedman

GBMC HealthCare System

Dr.* Robert* and Mrs. Diane Gibson

Ernest Gutierrez, Jr.

Mrs. Lois Hammerman

Hannah More Foundation

Tim and Joyce Hearn

Heery International

Dale and Marie Hess

Hoffberger Foundation

Nancy Horst

Aliceann and Tom* Howell

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Foundation

The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation, Inc.

Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund

The Abraham & Ruth Krieger Family Foundation

Richard Kronheim*

Mrs. Donald S. Levinson*

Jack A. Luetkemeyer

The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Family Foundation

Maryland Transit Administration

Mental Wellness Foundation

Middendorf Foundation, Inc.

The Mirmiran Foundation

Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services (DHH)

Oakwood Construction Services, LLC

Lila E. O'Meara

Nancy B. Paternotte and William L. Paternotte

Ruth T. Ravenel*

RCM&D, Inc.

Marvin Schapiro Family Foundation

Drs. Margaret and Steven Sharfstein

Stone Family Fund

T. Rowe Price

Bruce T. Taylor, MD

Toys "R" Us Children's Fund

Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation

Verizon Foundation

Roger and Xandy Waesche

Philip Franklin Wagley, MD*

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Walter & Family

Karen Wendell and Doyle Skeels

West Family Foundation

Gay and Jud Williams

The Thomas Wilson Sanitarium for Children of Baltimore City

Annual Giving Circle of Friends

Annual Giving Circle of Friends recognizes new pledges and gifts of $100 and above received between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

$10,000 and above

Anonymous (1)

Margaret Allen and Philip Perkins

American Endowment Foundation

Arbor Dog Foundation

Dawn Blessing

Bunting Family Foundation

Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

California Community Foundation

City of Gaithersburg

Robert H. and Monica M. Cole Foundation

COMPASS Pathfinder Limited

Emergent BioSolutions

Federal Communications Commission

France-Merrick Foundation

Frederick County Government

Andrew H. and Susan A. Friedman

Barbara and Alan Gamse

Greater Washington Community Foundation

Natural Concerns, Inc.

Healthcare Initiative Foundation

The Horizon Foundation

Howard County Government

Benno and Elayne Hurwitz Family Foundation, Inc.

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Foundation

Kassolis Family Foundation

Kettering Family Foundation

Pedie and Bob Killebrew

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center

Maryland Community Health Resources Commission

Maryland Affordable Housing Trust

Maryland State Department of Education

Mead Family Foundation

Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy

Nancy B. Paternotte and William L. Paternotte

PNC Foundation

The Nora Roberts Foundation

Drs. Margaret and Steven Sharfstein

Gail and Stephen Shawe

Earle & Annette Shawe Family Foundation

Charles B. and Paula M. Moss Foundation

State of Maryland

Stone Family Fund

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Sylvan Laureate Foundation

Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families

Jean and Gordon Wells & Family

Women's Hospital Foundation


$5,000 and above

Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Berge, Jr.

Josephine Burns

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Cara Delevingne Foundation The Giving Back Fund

General Healthcare Resources, LLC

George E. Kostritsky*


Cristin C. Lambros and Matt Levinger

Kim and Keith Lewis

National Capital Presbytery


Drew Pardoll

Treetops Charitable Trust

Z5 Inventory, Inc.


$2,500 and above

Eric Case

Mary Lou Clagett

Sam and Muffin Dell

Jessica Feinberg Twedt

Gaithersburg Rotary Foundation

Diane and Robert Gingell

The Kenneth L. Greif Foundation

Hometown Battles

Mr. Joshua Kakel

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Levy

John and Elizabeth Miklos

Karen Robertson-Keck

The Kathy and Sandy Shapiro Family

St. Andrew's Christian Community

St. Mark Church

St. Peter's Catholic Church


$1,000 and above

Anonymous (2)

Bonnie and David Allan

Karen Allan Lankapalli

David and Deborah Astrove

Beth Babikow

Susan Basile and Edward M. Basile

Bendit Family Foundation

Boon Supply - Bonvee, Inc.

Michelle Brandenburg

Colleen Bullen and Richard Bullen

Mary Catherine Bunting

S. Winfield Cain

The Campbell Foundation, Inc.

Catonsville Women’s Giving Circle

Centric Business Systems

Christ Church Prince Georges Parish

Christ Episcopal Church

Community Foundation of Western PA & Eastern OH

Walter & Sarah Diener Foundation

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Alan Evans and Anita Langford

Nancy Gieser

Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Grantham

Sarah Gunning Schell

Rose Hacking

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.A.

Frederic F. Hinze

Michael Johansen

Renee Knight and Alton Knight

Mary Denise and George Koch

Doris P. McIntire

Christine S. Miller and Jeremiah S. Miller

Donna L. Morris and Brook B. Morris

Jodi and Sam Moskowitz

Collin Mothupi

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Petry

PMM Companies

Rifkin Weiner Livingston, LLC

The Wilbur Family

Rossmoor Womans Club

Mary Catherine Savage

Goldwin I. Smith, Nancy Schiffer & Grant and Amelia Howerton

Jacob S. Shapiro Foundation, Jane and Stanley Rodbell & James R. Shapiro

Alfred and Lisa Singer

Claire M. Smith

Margaret Sparr

John and Peggy Steele

Mary L. Summerville and Donald C. Summerville; Kevin and Shelley Summerville

Taylor Foundation, Inc.

Margaret and Edward Trojan

Alan and Joanna Wallenstein

Gay and Jud Williams

A. A. Windesheim Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Xi Chapter of DKG MD

Pamela P. Young, PhD


$500 and above

Anonymous (4)

Dr. and Mrs. Scott T. Aaronson

All-Shred, Inc.

ATS Consultants

Amy Bachelder

Cady Bell

John Bendell

Donna A. Blanck and Ronald A. Blanck

Donald and Janet Boardman Family Fund

Susan and Robert Bodansky

Catherine R. Cecere and Fred A. Cecere

Christine Dinwoodie and John Dinwoodie

David Drake

Maria Fontaine & David Brlansky 

Frederick Foot & Ankle

Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church

Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Galletti

Laura L. Gamble

Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association

Nita and Henry Hartless

Bonnie Hearn

Holtzople Heating & Air Conditioning

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lagas

Tracy L. Manubay

Mary C. Manubay

Eugenia Masland

Joseph McKinley

Dr. John A. Nesbitt, III

Offit Kurman, Attoneys at Law

PARPAC Charity Gift Program

LaTonya D. Shedrick

Sheppard Pratt Physicians, PA

Jennifer Smigal Insurance Agency, Inc.

St. John's Church, Norwood Parish

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

Shelley Summerville and Kevin Summerville

Kelly Wenner and David Wenner

Robert Wieder

Kevin Wu


$100 and above

Anonymous (5)

Patricia Adams

Diane Ambur and Owen Ambur

Patti A. Arkuszeski

William J. Ault

Anne D. Bailliere

Baltimore Life Insurance Company

Crystal Barnes

William Bennett

Karen and George Benson

Bethel Sunday School

John P. Biggs

Lynn and Scott Birdsong

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Blessing

Lisa Blue

James D. Blum

Kimberly and Thomas Bonvissuto

Tom Brendle

Jacquelyn F. Tate and Douglas M. Burch

Esteban Burgos

Joanne Canellos

Victoria L. Chaney

Ken Checkeye

Raymond Clevenger

Emma Collie

Community Science

Colleen Cornwell

Joseph Cox

Mary Dahlheimer

Andy and Dana Dalton

Dazz Technologies

Patty Dirla and Fred Dirla

Suzanne Duryea

Gerald Eichner

Paula Einaudi

Bernard and Ann Flynn

FOP Lodge 82 Towson University Police

Geneva P. Foster and James H. Foster

Joshua Fowler

CINK Fundraising

Peter H. Gambrill

Garber-Schwartz Family Philanthropic Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Wilfried K. Gehne

Giant Community Bag Program

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Gillett

Mr. and Mrs. William Trimble Green

Mary Guthrie

James M. Hannan

Christopher Hertz

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hilditch

Dan and Gina Hirschhorn

Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Hopkins

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent P. Horan

John and Barbara Jackson

Leah K. Jordan and Donald R. Jordan

Miriam E. Katowitz and Arthur J. Radin

Vicki Leemon

Lessin Family

Randi Leventhall

Lawrence Lubetsky

Dorothy B. Lyles and Amy E. Dunsmore

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Lyon-Vaiden

M.D. Farrell, Inc.

Janet Machamer

Amy Macht and George Grose

Howard Marsh

Julie S. Marshall

Stuti Khemani and Rafael Martinez

Mr. Jonathan Mayer

Marc Mazer

Allison McIntosh

Barbara McKewen

Marcia Meyers and Roy Meyers

Bettie and John Modrak

Kim Moody

Mary Ball Morton and John Morton

William and Sandra Morton

Katherine Moss

Marie L. Moylan and David M. Lewis

Mary Murphy

Howard Murray

G. H. Nitzel, Inc.


Glynn I. Owens

Yvonne M. Page and Gerald E. Page

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Paolini

Christopher Pathe

Lanell W. Patrick

Gail Phillips

Wendy Phillips

Potomac Tile & Carpet, Inc.

Ms. Danielle Queen

Qazi Rahman

DuWayne Ransom

Barbara and Gary Reguerin

Dana Rice Group, LLC

Donna L. Richardson

Gabriele J. Richter and Mark A. Richter

Mary Ridgway and James Ridgway

Theresa M. Roney

The Will Group RS Will Wealth Management

Marilyn and Robert Schaftel

Diane Schechter

Betty J. Schwartz

Gayle Schwartz

Hannah Scoffone

Laura and Sam Smith

Llewlyn Smyth

Shari Snowman

Philip Soper

Saint Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church Women of ELCA

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Strouse

Jean M. Thompson and William W. Thompson

Faye E. Thompson and Tommie E. Thompson

Sandra and Ron Thompson

Thompson Automotive of Dundalk

Janet A. Timbie and James P. Timbie

Tara E. Kane-Tomany and Kevin S. Tomany

Susan VanHorn and Andrew VanHorn

Irene Vanzijl

Anita Venner and Ira Steinberg

Steve and Melpa Warres

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Frances A. Wenner and Frederick A. Wenner

Dr. and Mrs. Clifford R. Wheeless

Kathy and Brett Widenhouse

Jim Willard

Jud and Gay Williams

Joseph Williams

Gail Wohlmuth and Louis Wohlmuth

Melissa J. Fast and James R. Wrathall

Danielle K. Yearick

Mr. and Mrs. Alan M. Young

Bruce Zavos

Zavos Architecture+Design, LLC

Carol A. Zingo and John J. Zingo

Linda Zumbrun

Honor and Memorial Gifts

The tributees listed below were honored with gifts of $100 or more between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

In honor of Scott Aaronson, MD:

Drew Pardoll


In honor of Cheryl Ann Alfano:

G. H. Nitzel, Inc.


In memory of John Anderson:

Faye and Tommie Thompson

Sandra and Ron Thompson

Thompson Automotive of Dundalk


In memory of Ray Ault:

William J. Ault

Donna A. Blanck and Ronald A. Blanck

CatherIne R. Cecere and Fred A. Cecere

Dorothy B. Lyles and Amy E. Dunsmore

Mary L. Summerville and Donald C. Summerville

Shelley Summerville and KevIn Summerville

Jean M. Thompson and William W. Thompson


In honor of Lisa Baird:

John Bendell


In memory of William J. Bollens, Jr.:

Nita and Henry Hartless


In honor of Harry Brandt, MD:

Wendy Phillips


In honor of Steven Crawford, MD:

Wendy Phillips


In memory of David Cursey:

Janet Machamer


In memory of Max CurtIn:

ATS Consultants


In memory of Ann Dasbach:

Emma Collie


In memory of Jack Davidson:

Patricia Adams


In honor of Kate Deturck:

Tara E. Kane-Tomany and KevIn S. Tomany


In memory of Nancy Diener:

Kathy Widenhouse and Brett Widenhouse


In memory of Stacy Dorsch:

Karen O. Benson and George W. Benson, III


In memory of Andrew Drake:

David Drake

Julie S. Marshall

Donna L. Richardson


In memory of Gail Duryea:

Suzanne Duryea


In memory of Benson Geiser:

Gabriele J. Richter and Mark A. Richter


In honor of Stephen Gibson:



In memory of Gentry GIngell:

Diane GIngell and Robert GIngell


In memory of Ronald Goldberg, MD:



In memory of Mariah Green:

Paula EInaudi


In memory of Elizabeth M. HaInes:

Stone Family Fund


In memory of Anna Hannigan:

Llewlyn Smyth

FOP Lodge 82 Towson University Police


In honor of Fred Jessee:

Betty J. Schwartz


In memory of Anne Marie Jordan:

Gay and Jud Williams


In honor of Anne Marie D. Jordan:

Joseph Cox


In honor of Robert W. Wisner-Carlson, MD:

Vicki Leemon


In honor of Sarah Loeffler:

John Bendell


In honor of Mary Murray McFadden:

Howard Murray


In memory of Mrs. Molcan:

The Will Group RS Will Wealth Management


In honor of Margaret McKenry Nash:

Robert H. and Monica M. Cole Foundation


In memory of Michael Reeves:

Michelle Brandenburg


In memory of Tom Scott:

Bettie J. Modrak


In honor of Sheppard Pratt Center for Eating Disorders Staff:

Wendy Phillips


In honor of Sheppard Pratt Human Resources Staff:

Patti A. Arkuszeski


In honor of Sheppard Pratt Trauma Disorders Staff:

Hannah Scoffone

John P. Biggs


In memory of Dr. Emanuel Silverstein:

Lisa Blue

Tom Brendle

Patty Dirla and Fred Dirla

Mary Guthrie

Marcia Meyers and Roy Meyers

Barbara and Gary ReguerIn

Gayle Schwartz


In memory of Joyce Slessman:

Barbara McKewen

Dr. and Mrs. Clifford R. Wheeless


In memory of Michael I. Smith:

Amy Bachelder

GoldwIn I. Smith, Nancy Schiffer & Grant and Amelia Howerton


In honor of Herman Smith:

KatherIne Moss


In memory of Patrick C. Snavely:

Laura L. Gamble and Rob W. Gillison


In honor of Ian Toomey:

Maria FontaIne and David Brlansky


In memory of Aiden TremaIne:

Peter H. Gambrill


In honor of Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, MBA:

Jodi and Sam Moskowitz


In memory of John ValentIno:

ATS Consultants


In honor of Crystal WatkIns, MD, PhD:

John Bendell


In honor of Jean Waugh:

Colleen Cornwell


In honor of Gay Williams:

Jud Williams


In honor of Tim Yearick:

Danielle K. Yearick


* deceased