Originally established as a psychiatric rehabilitation program for adults, the organization works toward reducing the stigma of mental illness by providing programs to enhance the functioning of individuals recovering from severe mental illness.
In 1998, Channel Marker, Inc. began providing community based rehabilitation services for youth (family, school and community based support). Psychiatric rehabilitation services for youth are currently offered in Dorchester, Caroline and Talbot counties. We have also expanded our services to include the Primary Project in Talbot County schools. This program is funded by grants and donations. Channel Marker, Inc. is licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is a provider of service under the Maryland Public Mental Health System.
While we are indeed a human services organization, the logo of Channel Marker is the lighthouse and the buoy representing the channel markers that help to lead the way for those on the water. Hence our saying "Like a marker on the Bay, we help each other find the way."
David Jones - Foundation Board
Addie Eckardt - Foundation Board
John McQuaid - President
Doris Mason - 1st Vice President
Steve Elliott - 2nd Vice President
Wayne Cole - 3rd Vice President
Milton Nagel - Treasurer
Katie Parks - Secretary
Garrett Fitzgerald, Esq.
Delegate Johnny Mautz
Chet McWilliams, CLU, CHFC
Bob Willey, CPA
David Jones- President
Senator Addie Eckardt - Vice President
Charles H. Ireland - Treasurer
Debra P. Jackson - Secretary
C. Tolbert Rowe - Executive Director
Col. Walter Chase