About Us

Founded in 1982, Channel Marker provides mental health and wellness support for adults and youth with severe mental illness in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot counties. Through a wide range of on-site, residential and community based services specifically tailored to the needs of each client, more than 55 clinical and mental health services staff serve an average of 400 clients each year. Funding for our work primarily comes from Medicaid with support from generous members of the community, the State of Maryland, and private foundations.

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Our Mission

Channel Marker creates a healthy Mid-Shore community through mental illness prevention programs, wellness support, and adaptive community services to individuals and their families.

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OUR VISION

Channel Marker envisions a community where mental illness is treated and understood with trust, hope, and dignity.

  


CORE VALUES

Excellence 

  Maintain systematic and continuous

improvement in the quality of services.


Innovation

  Sustain an organizational culture

that supports creativity and change.


Integrity 

  Contribute to the mission of the

organization through our interactions and

conduct with one another.


Respect 

  Treat others with dignity and

recognize the importance of diversity.


Responsive 

  Serve and support clients and

families in achieving their rehabilitation mental

health wellness goals while respecting their

choice to make decisions.


Teamwork 

  Recognize the valuable

contributions of each member of our staff.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Top Row L-R

John McQuaid

Steve Elliott

Milton Nagel

Second Row L-R

Katie Parks

David Jones - Foundation Board 

Addie Eckardt - Foundation Board 

CHANNEL MARKER, INC.

John McQuaid - President
Wayne Cole - 1st Vice President
Steve Elliott - 2nd Vice President
Wayne Cole -  3rd Vice President

Milton Nagel - Treasurer 
Katie Parks - Secretary
Garrett Fitzgerald, Esq.
Len Foxwell

Chad Hill

Ellen Jordan 

Rebecca Loukides 
Delegate Johnny Mautz

Debra Rich

Judy Thomas
Chet McWilliams, CLU, CHFC

Bob Willey, CPA 
​Steve Wilson

CHANNEL MARKER FOUNDATION

David Jones- President
Senator Addie Eckardt - 

Vice President
Charles H. Ireland - Treasurer
Debra P. Jackson - Secretary
C. Tolbert Rowe - Executive Director
Col. Walter Chase 

Steve Kullman

Ralph Starkey

Jim Vermilye

​David Whaley