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Ethics Panel

As established under the Code of Ethics, the Ethics Panel interprets the code and advises those who are subject to it. The panel has five members who must be residents of Baltimore City and are appointed by the chair of the Board of School Commissioners for overlapping terms of three years (or until successors are appointed). 

The ethics panel meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm at 200 E. North Avenue, Room 406, Baltimore Maryland 21202.

Panel Chair

Reverend Domanic A. Smith is pastoral outreach coordinator and leads faith community relations for LifeBridge Health. He is the organizing pastor of The Ezekiel Church and Ministries and was the founding director of pastoral care at the Maryland Baptist Aged Home, where he is also a founding member and secretary of the home's development corporation pursuing a goal of building a new state-of-the-art nursing home facility. He chairs the Board of Trustees for the Kings Landing Women's Service Club. 

Reverend Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies from Morgan State University. He earned a Master's of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, while simultaneously studying at Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh. While in North Carolina, he served Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Apex, as assistant to the pastor and youth pastor and was active in the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc., and the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association.

Reverend Smith has participated in the missionary work of the United Baptist Missionary Convention and Auxiliaries of the State of Maryland, Inc., since age three, and has served the organization in a number of administrative capacities, most recently as the first elected executive secretary. He is pursuing a doctorate with a focus on faith and health. 

Panel Vice Chair

Brianna Davidson Jarrett earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Messiah College and her law degree from Widener University, where she served as editor of the Widener Law Journal and graduated magna cum laude. She practices in the area of elder law and estate planning, assisting clients with such challenging matters as asset preservation when facing the costs of nursing home care for an aging parent or spouse and developing estate plans for parents of children with special needs. Brianna’s foundation in social work provides her with a unique skill set to counsel clients through these and many other estate and elder law matters. Brianna

Brianna is counsel in the Baltimore office of Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law. Previously she was a law clerk and associate at the Law Offices of Nomiki Bouloubassis Weitzel, LLC. Brianna is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the American Bar Association, and the Maryland State Bar Association, where she is also a member of the Estates and Trusts and Elder Law sections.

Panel member 

Dr. Richard Bruno is a primary care physician, board certified in both family medicine and preventive medicine. He works at an underserved clinic in Baltimore. He has also served on the boards of the American Academy of Family Physicians, National Physicians Alliance, Physicians for a National Health Program, American Association of Public Health Physicians, MedChi the Maryland state medical society, Hampden Family Center, Sugar Free Kids Maryland, and Friends of Hampden School #55.

His main clinical focuses are on the pair of pandemics: obesity and opioids, with involvement in community public health interventions and policies, including sugary drink interventions and cooking classes, and legislation expanding access to medication for opioid use disorder.

He and his wife of thirteen years have two children and live in Baltimore city where they love hiking, biking, and cooking together. He attained a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, doctorate of medicine from Oregon Health and Science University, and a master of public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He graduated from the combined Family & Preventive Medicine residency program at MedStar Franklin Square and Johns Hopkins.

Panel member

Sammy T. Mah served the shareholders and customers of General Motors for over 27 years. In 2005, he resigned from GM to “make the world a better place”. Since then Sammy spent over 5 years serving as the President/CEO of World Relief, one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world (headquartered in downtown Baltimore); served on President Obama’s White House taskforce on Global Poverty and Development; and helped launch a software technology startup.

He also chairs the Audit Committee on the Board of Directors for Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, a major insurer of churches and related ministries in the U.S.; providing oversight of all financial reporting processes, supervising both internal and external auditors, conducting investigations of matters including conflicts of interest and violations of policy, and working closely with insurance regulatory bodies. Sammy is also appointed to the Executive Committee, Executive Compensation Committee, and Nominating Committee. Lastly, he was certified as a Lead Auditor for ISO 9000 Quality Systems in 1996.

Sammy earned his MBA in Operations Management from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University). He and his wife Lorelei thoroughly enjoy living in the city. For the past two years, he has been volunteering with some wonderful teachers at Francis Scott Key Elementary and Middle School in the areas of math and science instruction. The rare combination of corporate big business, non-profit, government, and tech startup experiences that he has attained significantly fueled his desire to continue to “make the world a better place”. It is a great joy for him to help the next generation do just that.

Panel member

Dr. Ashlee N. Turner is a Louisiana native with Baltimore roots. Dr. Turner is a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. She earned her BS in Forensic Chemistry from Grambling State University, her MS in Health Care and Policy Administration from Central Michigan University, and her Doctorate of Law & Policy from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Currently, Dr. Turner is a Management and Program Analyst with the Department of Justice. Her role in the Human Resources Division includes managing the policy development and approval process, conducting risk assessments and internal audits, managing the Senior Executive Selection process, and managing the Leadership Selection Unit’s Ethics and Compliance program. 

In addition, Dr. Turner developed the division’s policy development training modules, re-designed the agency’s Telework Program and policy implementation procedures. Dr. Turner also serves as the division’s Legislative Liaison for the organizations Employee Assistance Program, where she has done extensive research on the effects of Mental Illness on the Law Enforcement Community.