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The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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About Us

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange is a public corporation and independent unit of the State government.  The Exchange has a nine member Board of Trustees that includes the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Maryland Insurance Commissioner and Executive Director of the Maryland Health Care Commission, as well as three members appointed by Governor O’Malley representing employer and individual consumer interests and three additional board members appointed by the Governor.

Rebecca Pearce, Executive Director

Board of Trustees​

Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D., Chair (Bio), Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene​
Darrell Gaskin, Ph.D., Vice Chair (Bio)
Therese Goldsmith, J.D., M.S. (Bio), Commissioner, Maryland Insurance Administration
Ben Steffen, M.A. (Bio) Acting Executive Director, Maryland Health Care Commission​
Georges Benjamin, M.D. (Bio)​
Jennifer Goldberg, J.D., LL.M. (Bio)​
Enrique Martinez-Vidal, M.P.P. (Bio)
​Thomas Saquella, M.A. (Bio)
​​Kenneth S. Apfel (Bio)

Exchange Staff

Danielle Davis, Director of Communications & Outreach
L. Kristine Hoffman, Assistant Attorney General
Frank Kolb, Director of Policy
Leslie Lyles Smith, Director of Operations
Tequila Terry, Director of Plan & Partner Management
Kevin Yang, Chief Information Officer

Office of Governor