Dr. Jones serves as the inaugural Executive Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Luminis Health, which includes Anne Arundel Medical Center, Doctors Community Medical Center, McNew Family Medical Center, and related community-based services. She provides leadership to all aspects of the Behavioral Health Service Line including strategic, operational, resource management, and educational efforts and supports the Luminis Health system leaders in their efforts to achieve the strategic initiatives defined as critical to a thriving health system focused on population health and total cost of care efforts.
Prior to her arrival at Luminis Health, Dr. Aliya Jones served as the Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health’s (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) where she served from January 2020 until May 2022. She was responsible for Maryland’s Public Behavioral Health System, serving over 300,000 individuals and ensuring stable functioning of the system throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As Deputy Secretary, Dr. Jones initiated many significant improvements to Maryland’s Public Behavioral Health System, including in the areas of crisis services, behavioral health equity, peer recovery, involuntary commitment, and quality of service delivery. She served as the Chair of the Maryland Crisis Services Workgroup, the Co-Chair of the Opioid Death Disparity Task Force, the Vice Chair of the Maryland Commission on Health Equity and the Co-Lead for Maryland’s Monoclonal Antibody Initiative.
Dr. Jones was appointed Deputy Secretary after having spent six years with Bon Secours Baltimore Health System as Chair, Department of Behavioral Health and Chief of Psychiatry, where she managed a team of cross functional professionals and oversaw the clinical as well as operational performance and quality improvement and growth of 19 departmental programs.