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Joyce Layna Brown

Joyce Layna Brown, substance abuse professional, consultant. Certified addictions counselor, Maryland.


  • Brown, Joyce Layna was born on April 19, 1955 in Baltimore. Daughter of Cecil Everett and Bessie Melle (Ward) Keel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, 1978.


    • Clinical director First Step Inc. Youth Service Bureau, Baltimore, 1979-1988. Consultant, instructor State of Maryland Drug Abuse Administration, 1983-1988, 96—.

      Director project Raising Ambitions Instilling Self-Esteem Fund Educational Excellence, 1988-1990. Substance abuse coordinator Howard County Government, Ellicott City, Maryland, since 1990. Executive secretary Alcohol & Drug Abuse advisory board, Howard County, since 1990.

      Founder, chair Substance Abuse Partnership Forum, Howard County, since 1992. News commentator Cable 15, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Certified addictions counselor, Maryland.


    Member Women's Leadership Circuit, Howard County, since 1996, Criminal Justice/Treatment Coalition, Howard County, 1995. Member Child Protection committee, Howard County, since 1994, Interagy. Committee Senior Citizens, Howard County, 1996.

    Maryland state representative Committee Anti Drug Coalitions American, since 1995. Board directors Maryland State One Church/One Addict, since 1996. Board directors Howard County Highway Safety ADv.

    Council, since 1991. Member American Association of University Women, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, National Association Prevention Professionals & Advocates.



    Ethnic art, travel.


    • father: Cecil Everett Keel
    • mother: Bessie Melle (Ward) Keel
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    Born April 19, 1955
    (age 62)