Marcia Glass-Siegel is currently the Provider Network Director at Wraparound Maryland, Inc. Maryland Wraparound is committed to providing highly responsive, family driven, youth guided wraparound services that are unique to every family. Previously, Marcia served as the Director of Child & Adolescent Services for Baltimore Mental Health Systems (BMHS), the local mental health core service agency for Baltimore City. Marcia’s interest in School-Based Mental Health Services began in 1994, when she conducted a feasibility study on the establishment of School-Based Mental Health services in eastern Baltimore County, following which she founded and supervised that program, using a fee for service reimbursement model.
In 1996, following 14 years as Child & Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor at Franklin Square Hospital’ s Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Center, Marcia became the first Program Coordinator of the Center for School Mental Health Assistance (CSMHA), where she responded to technical assistance requests from around the country, assisted those interested in implementing or expanding school-based mental health services, and organized CSMHA’s first two national conferences on Advancing School-Based Mental Health Services. Her experience with school-based mental health from a national perspective was of great benefit to her work in Baltimore City, where she served as Coordinator of School-Based Mental Health Services from 1998-2003. Her position was jointly funded by BMHS and the Baltimore City Public School System, and Marcia enjoyed pointing to herself as a tangible representation of the wonderful partnership between Baltimore’s mental health and education systems. Marcia coordinated and provided oversight for Expanded School Mental Health services offered by 13 different agencies, serving more than 80 Baltimore city public schools. Under her leadership, data collection on school-based mental health was standardized, and many school-based programs that had relied exclusively on contract support shifted to more diverse funding through making use of fee for service reimbursement whenever possible and appropriate.
Through her work with the Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care’s Mental Health subcommittee, Marcia helped develop a model of the ideal School-Based Mental Health funding and service continuum in which approximately 1/3 of funding would come from fee for service reimbursements for providing treatment to children who have a diagnosable mental health problem, with the remaining 2/3 of school-based services ideally focused on prevention and early intervention activities, supported through alternate sources of contract funding. Marcia is Past President of the Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care, and during her tenure as President, she was actively involved in a state-wide budget initiative that resulted in $2 million in state funds to support school-based mental health services.