Dr. Harolyn Belcher professional headshot.

A Message From Our Director:

"O-HEID is more than just an acronym. I chose O-HEID to remind us all to heed, to pay careful attention. It is also to paraphrase the words of the late Representative John Lewis, who reminded us to heed to our highest calling by standing up for what we truly believe. O-HEID is part of the solution to assure health and wellness for the children, youth, and families we care for at Kennedy Krieger.

The caring people who work at Kennedy Krieger make it a remarkable place with a history of advocacy, clinical care, training, and education that includes equity and inclusion for individuals with disabilities. The goal of O-HEID is to expand on that legacy by being proactively anti-racist and culturally responsive to individual needs, and to strengthen the environment of work, education, and care that will foster the health, wellness, and abilities of all.” – Harolyn M.E. Belcher, MD, MHS

 

 

Steering Committee:

Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD, PhD

Bradley
Schlaggar
,
MD, PhD

President and CEO, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Harolyn M. E. Belcher, M.D., M.H.S.'s picture

Harolyn M. E.
Belcher
,
MD, MHS

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Director, Office for Health, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Senior Director, Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training
Aaron Parsons' headshot

Aaron
Parsons
,
EdD

Vice President of School Programs
Elizabeth Thompson, PhD Photo

Elizabeth
Thompson
,
PhD

Vice President, Department of Family and Community Interventions
Maureen van Stone

Maureen
van Stone
,
Esq., MS

Director, Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Director, Project HEAL
Dan Kleiner, PsyD

Dan Kleiner, PsyD

Chairperson, Kennedy Krieger Institute Ethics Program
Arthur Hill, edD

Arthur Hill,
edD

Assistant Vice President, Partnership Schools, Special Education
Bayadir Mohamed-Osman

Bayadir Mohamed-Osman,
BS

Employment Training Specialist
Tina Schmitt

Tina Schmitt

Director, Talent Acquisition

Raymond Short

Vice President, Human Resources