Senior Policy Analyst
Myra Derbyshire joined CHHS in October 2020. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship (2020) from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication (2013) from Frostburg State University.
Prior to joining CHHS, Myra worked with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency where she was the executive associate for the Executive Director. In that position she was responsible for managing the Office of the Executive Director, and was the coordinator for the Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council. Prior to that, Myra was the Project Coordinator for the Opioid Operational Command Center. In this role she helped facilitate collaboration between state and local public health, human services, education, and public safety entities to reduce the harmful impacts of opioid addiction on Maryland communities.
Myra’s professional experience also includes working in the nonprofit sector, focusing on services for women experiencing homelessness and substance abuse.
In her current project with Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (MCOEMHS), Myra is supporting the planning section by providing direct support to the Food Security Task Force and will be the community outreach coordinator providing emergency preparedness awareness within the community.