Creating a Healthy Workforce — Recognize, Respond & Resources

  • May 4, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Healthy Workforce

Establishing and maintaining a healthy workplace culture is the foundation of success. One of the most important, and sometimes overlooked, investments employers can make is in their employees’ mental health.

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee as we hear from experts on the front lines on how employers can support employees and family members experiencing mental health issues, the importance of breaking the stigma attached to mental health, the costly impact of untreated mental health conditions on employers and the resources available in the greater Baltimore region.

Hear from:

  • Dr. Maria Mouratidis, Clinical Director, Comprehensive Outpatient Psychiatric Evaluation Service, Sheppard Pratt
  • Sam Bierman, Executive Director, Co-Founder, Maryland Addiction Recovery Center
  • Kristin Whiting-Davis, Behavioral Health Operations Manager, Kaiser Permanente


Maria MouratidisMaria Mouratidis, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has extensive clinical training and experience in providing psychotherapy and in conducting psychological and neurocognitive assessments in inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Mouratidis has received formal training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and leads DBT programs and trainings.

In addition to expertise in providing DBT, Dr. Mouratidis has substantial training in psychodynamic treatments from Yale University. Dr. Mouratidis has completed a fellowship in addiction and neuroimaging at Yale University and has completed a fellowship in adult psychoanalysis at the Baltimore-Washington Institute of Psychoanalysis. She has expertise in treating trauma, personality disorders, and working with patients with neurocognitive disorders and traumatic brain injury.

Sam BiermanSam Bierman is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Maryland Addiction Recovery Center (MARC). A graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management, Bierman started his career in the behavioral health field as a Counselor Assistant at Caron Renaissance in Boca Raton, Fla. Working in direct client care, medical administration and recovery support, Bierman worked his way up to Director of Operations for Caron Ocean Drive, Caron Treatment Centers addiction treatment program focusing on executive clientele.

As Executive Director of MARC, Bierman is responsible for overseeing the entire clinical and administrative operations of the organization. His clinical philosophies center around developing a strong therapeutic alliance between the clinician and client, as well as treating addiction as a family disease. His entrepreneurial spirit allowed him to start MARC in 2013, as well as become Co-Founder and CEO of Innovo Detox, a MARC Treatment Center, based in Pennsylvania.

In addition to MARC, Bierman serves on the membership committee of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), the board of directors of The Phoenix Foundation of Maryland and Shalom Tikvah, and was named a Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2019, honoring Baltimore’s emerging business leaders.

Kristin Whiting-DavisKristin Whiting-Davis, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Her primary role at Kaiser Permanente is Behavioral Health Operations Manager for the Baltimore service area. Previously, she was a provider of adult psychotherapy services at the Annapolis Medical Center. She has been with Kaiser Permanente since May 2018.

Whiting-Davis is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She also earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Prior to working at Kaiser Permanente, she worked with children, teens, families and adults in various settings. These include child welfare, community mental health, private outpatient, partial hospitalization, hospital emergency room and a special education school. She has completed extensive hours of post-graduate training in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-informed practices, mindfulness-based stress reduction and motivational interviewing.

Event details:

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2021; 10-11 a.m.

Where: Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the meeting will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 4 p.m., May 3, please contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

Cost: Free for GBC Members, $25 for non-members
(This program is free for all employees of GBC member companies.)

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at or Karen Parrish at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Please submit your questions for the speakers in advance using the event registration form.