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Local Management Board

Local Management Boards (LMBs) are the core entities that were established in each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions to stimulate collaboration at the local level and to strengthen local services to children and families.


Worcester County's Initiative to Preserve Families is Worcester County's Local Management Board, designated by the State of Maryland as the County's lead agency for developing and maintaining an effective and efficient system of services for children, adolescents and families. Emphasis is placed on prevention, early intervention and community-based services. Priority is given to children and families most at-risk. The LMB conducts assessments, develops plans, and coordinates services. It also monitors and evaluates programs serving children and families.

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Vision

The Worcester County Local Management Board envisions a caring, compassionate, inclusive community with leadership and government that fosters an environment which empowers all children, youth, and families to thrive.
 

Mission

The mission of the LMB is to achieve a comprehensive system of education, health and human services that effectively and responsibly addresses the needs of Worcester County children and families through public and private interagency collaboration.
 

Responsibilities of the Local Management Board include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop family focused community based services for children, youth, and families
  • Promote and develop community-wide collaboration
  • Plan, fund, and implement interagency services
  • Coordinate community grants and reduce or eliminate duplication of services in the county.

 

Local Care Team

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We're here to listen and to help!

The Worcester County Local Care Team (LCT) strives to ensure that children and their families receive the necessary support and resources to live in the community successfully. 

The LCT works with parents, guardians, and other adults on their children's behalf. The purpose is to open doors, brainstorm, share knowledge, advocate, and develop strategies to help your child thrive. 

For more information on the Local Care Team, click LCT

 

Programs

The LMB is not a direct service provider but contracts for services with various providers in the area. Funds come from the Governor's Office for Children.

Fiscal Year 2024 Programs:

Bounce Back

Family Peer Support

Healthy Worcester Families

Worcester Connects

Worcester Navigation

 

2023-2024 Board Members

Members of the LMB include representatives of child-serving agencies and community members who are appointed by the Worcester County Commissioners. Together they form the body that serves as the main entity within the jurisdiction to ensure that our families have the services they need.

 

Dr. Mark Bowen, Community Member - Chair

Vacant-Co-Chair

Michael Trader, Interim Director of Local Management Board and Local Behavioral Health Authority

Roberta Baldwin, Department of Social Services

Nicole Griffin-Winder, Department of Juvenile Services

Rebecca Jones, Worcester County Health Department

Michael Trader, Worcester County Health Department

Ivonne Lomax, Worcester County Local Behavioral Health Authority

Lou Taylor, Worcester County Board of Education

Mark Frostrom, Community Member

Amy Rothermel, Community Member

Theo Hobbs, Community Member

 

FY24 LMB Board of Directors and Committee Meeting Schedule

FY24 LMB Homeless Meetings Schedule

LMB Staff

  • Michael Trader
    • Interim Local Management Board Director
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  • Christen Barbierri
    • Local Care Team Coordinator
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  • Kailyn Holland
    • Coordinator of Special Services
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  • Lisa Shockley
    • Administrative Specialist II
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Contact Information

410-632-3648
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6040 Public Landing Rd.
Post Office Box 129
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863

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Worcester County's Initiative to Preserve Families
Worcester County's Initiative to Preserve Families' office is open M-F 8:00am-4:30pm  You can reach our office at (410)632-3648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

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