Leadership

Board of Directors

Tyree Ayers

Terrence Benn

Kristine Harshaw

Janet Hosford-Lamb

Lisa Kittleman

Mary Lasky

Jennifer Maher

Gail Makode

Jimmy Patel

Chitra Raghu

Nancy Weissman

Craig Wyatt

Dr. Mariana Izraelson, Executive Director

Dr. Mariana Izraelson is an experienced leader of nonprofit organizations, bringing years of clinical and managerial experience to help individuals who are learning to cope with and manage mental health and substance use related conditions. In 2020, Dr. Izraelson joined Grassroots Crisis Intervention.

Most recently, Dr. Izraelson served as Chief Executive Officer at La Comunidad Hispana in Kennett Square, PA. In addition, she served as Executive Director of Shepherd’s Clinic in Baltimore City and the Director of Outpatient Services at Ashley Addiction Treatment in Havre de Grace, MD. Other professional roles include managing State Care Coordination, Maryland Recovery Net, and Women and Children programs for Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County as the Director of Recovery Care Services for HealthCare Access Maryland.

Through her experience, Dr. Izraelson has strengthened her knowledge of professional procedures, research, and a myriad of evidence-based treatment program deliveries. From her experience in rural Maryland to Baltimore City, Dr. Izraelson has been dedicated to providing high quality public health prevention and intervention services to at-risk populations. As a clinician and program director, she uses her skills to work with clients who have multiple health and social needs, including substance use and mental health disorders.

Dr. Izraelson has a Doctorate of Psychology and Masters, both in Clinical Psychology, from Argosy University’s American School of Professional Psychology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She serves on the La Alianza Latina Commission.