Food Insecurity and Nutrition in Anne Arundel County
Join us for a community conversation to discuss the impact of food insecurity on nutrition throughout Anne Arundel County.
Panel Discussion: Food Insecurity and Nutrition in Anne Arundel County
March 1, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Zoom Panel Discussion
Register here: https://bit.ly/34Ely0I
About this event
Our panel discussion will feature experts in the field including Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Dr. Pamela Brown of the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families, and Karrisa Kelly of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. The panel will be moderated by Leah Paley, CEO of the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. About our panelists:
Dr. Pamela Brown
Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth & Families
Dr. Pamela Brown is the Executive Director of the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families. Over the past 30 years she has held several leadership positions in the fields of education, social services and government including Vice President of Programs at a not-for-profit agency, Assistant District Administrator for Family Services in state government, Chief-of-Staff for a board of City Commissioners and most recently contractor for the children’s mental health core competencies at the Innovations Institute, University of Maryland. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Florida Atlantic University. Her dissertation focused on the importance of community partnerships in diverse neighborhoods to improve outcomes for children and families.
Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities
Karrisa Kelly is a passionate advocate and professional with more than 27 years of experience in the Aging and Disability field. Karrisa currently serves as the Director of the Department of Aging and Disabilities in Anne Arundel County, MD. Karrisa has supported older adults, children and adults with disabilities, as well as family members and caregivers in an array of environments in both the public and private sector. In her tenure at the Department of Aging and Disabilities, she developed successful programs to integrate social and clinical services, having an exceptional impact on population health. Karrisa continues to dedicate herself to the residents of Anne Arundel County by promoting health and well-being through innovative programs and services offered through the mission of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities.
Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman
Anne Arundel County Department of Health
Nilesh Kalyanaraman, MD, FACP has been the Anne Arundel County Health Officer since September 2019. Under his leadership, the Department of Health has focused on health equity, community engagement and addressing the social determinants of health. Addressing Covid, gun violence as a public health issue, mental health and substance use prevention and treatment, and food insecurity are a few of his priorities with the Department.
Prior to the Health Department, for 13 years, Dr. Kalyanaraman, provided primary care and held various leadership positions at community health centers caring for the underserved. From 2012 to 2019, he was the Chief Health Officer at Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore. From 2010 to 2011, he was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He has served as a board member of the Maryland Dental Action Coalition and as the Research Chair of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.
Disclaimer: This panel discussion will be recorded and broadcast over Facebook Live