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DHMH Press Releases : James C. Stofko



Baltimore, MD (May 16, 2012)The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has announced the appointment of Craig Stofko as the Health Officer for Somerset County Health Department effective today. He has served as Interim Health Officer since August 2011.

" "We are delighted that Craig accepted the position as leader of the Somerset County Health Department," said Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, DHMH Secretary. "We look forward to having him join Maryland's public health leadership team."

"Mr. Stofko began his state service in 2001 as Director of Behavioral Health for the county health department. During his tenure, he developed and implemented several programs including the Somerset County Co-Occurring Initiative; a treatment program geared for Spanish speaking individuals and a highly rated behavioral health program for the state.

"He has a proven track record in obtaining public health funds. Over the past 11 years, he secured 25 million dollars in grant funding. As part of a grant writing team, he currently has $2 million dollars pending approval.

" "Mr. Stofko has been an exceptionally effective leader while acting as the Interim County Health Officer, said Douglas Taylor, Somerset County Administrator. "His extensive knowledge of health related issues and programs, coupled with his deep commitment to Somerset County, will make him a valuable asset to our county citizens."

"Mr Stofko attended Salisbury University where he earned a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Education.

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