Welcome to the Board of Nursing Home Administrators
The Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) develops, administers, and enforces examination and education standards in order to protect Marylanders from unqualified and incompetent managers and administrators of nursing homes. Authority: Health Occupations Article, Title 9 of the Annotated Code of Maryland - COMAR 10.33.01.
The Board usually meets the second Wednesday of each month except January, July and August. All meetings start at 9:30 a.m. and are held at the Patterson Avenue Building. Please contact the Board's office for confirmation of meeting dates and room location.
Board News & Updates
Inclement weather policy: If Baltimore City public schools open late or are closed, the board meeting is cancelled.
The Executive Director and Board extend their sincere appreciation to Eleanor ("Ellie") L. Eines for her hard work and six years of service to our Board. After many years of State Service, Ellie retired on May 14, 2015 and we wish her a very Happy Retirement!
The Board currently has the following vacancies:
1. Geriatric Social Worker - application closing date is May 30, 2015
2. Licensed Nursing Home Administrator - application closing date is May 15, 2015
All qualified persons interested in applying for these vacancies should contact
Kim Bennardi in the Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations at
Phone: 410-767-4049, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Board:
Christine L. Podles, Chair, Nursing Home Administrator
Felicia W. Anthony, Nursing Home Administrator
Timothy J. Berry, Nursing Home Administrator
Jennifer V. Dutrow, Related Health Professional
Thomas Edmondson, M.D., Physician Specializing in Geriatrics
T. Earl Flanagan, Jr., D.D.S., Related Health Professional
Margie Heald, Ex-officio Member Representing the Office of Health Care Quality
Alice H. Hedt, State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Michelle F. Kraus, Nursing Home Administrator
Bernardine Lawrence-Gregory, Consumer
Vacant, Geriatric Social Worker
Belinda B. Strayhorn, Consumer
John L. White, Nursing Home Administrator
VACANT, Nursing Home Administrator
Ronda Butler Washington, Executive Director
David Wagner, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Counsel to the Board
Marian Ruth, Health Occupations Investigator
Kristen Neville, Legislation & Regulations Specialist
Anyone interested in serving on the Maryland Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators may contact the Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations.