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Nominations for Membership

The Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) is in the process of filling all vacancies. However, if you are interested in becoming a member, please reach out to us again in April of 2022 where we will be seeking nominations to fill one vacancy to represent the field of Mental & Behavioral Health and one vacancy to represent Area Health Education Centers.

ACICBL Leadership

Dr. Nicole BrandtNicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP

Dr. Brandt is a professor in Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and executive director of the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging. Since joining the University of Maryland School Of Pharmacy, Dr. Brandt has expanded available geriatric training opportunities, including the geriatrics/palliative care pathway, ASHP-accredited geriatrics residency, and two-year post-PharmD fellowship. She was named the 2019 recipient of the American Geriatrics Society’s (AGS) Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award for her leadership in geriatrics education. She has worked on various interdisciplinary teams across numerous practice settings and is currently leading initiatives to integrate sustainable pharmacist-directed services to help older adults with multiple co-morbidities at the MedStar Center for Successful Aging. Dr. Brandt has been active in promoting optimal care for older adults and has affected this through her educational, clinical, as well as health care policy work. She co-led an initiative that led to the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to become the first universities in the state of Maryland to receive Age-Friendly University distinction. She has directed projects with multiple stakeholders focusing on Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management programs, high-risk medications, and medication stewardship. Her public policy advocacy occurs on both a state and national level. She is one of the authors of 2012, 2015, and 2018-2019 American Geriatrics Society Beer’s Criteria and the past president and Chairman of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. She recently co-chaired a task force convened by the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy with assistance from the US Deprescribing Research Network to develop an Implementation Guide for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms.Sandra Y. PopeSandra Y. Pope, MSW

Ms. Pope is the Director and PI for the West Virginia Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. Before AHEC, Ms. Pope was the Director of the Office of Rural Health Policy in the state Bureau for Public Health. For over 35 years, she has been engaged in various projects that support research, education, and training efforts in rural and underserved areas, and she is committed to advancing those resources to the geographically disadvantaged communities throughout West Virginia. As a member of the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Rural Health Association (WVRHA) and chair of the WVRHA Workforce Committee, she co-chaired a statewide Health Care Workforce Initiative, which illustrated shortages in various disciplines of healthcare providers in areas of West Virginia.

Appointed Members

ACICBL consists of up to 14 members appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for terms of up to three years. By legislation and Charter, the ACICBL is comprised of a fair balance of health professionals that represent both urban and rural areas, with an adequate representation of women and minorities. Members are appointed based on their competence, interest, and knowledge of the following program areas and health professions:

  • Area Health Education Centers
  • Geriatrics
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Graduate Psychology
  • Rural Health
  • Allied Health
  • Podiatry
  • Chiropractic
  • Pain Care
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Membership Roster

Member Roster (PDF - 29 KB)

Date Last Reviewed:  September 2021