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Raymond S. Hoffman, MD

Medical Director, AAMC Division of Mental Health and Substance Use

Raymond S. Hoffman, MD, is medical director of the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He is a graduate of Creighton University Medical School in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his residency in general psychiatry at the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry and a fellowship in eating disorders at the Center for Eating Disorders (now part of Sheppard Pratt Hospital). He completed his psychoanalytic training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society; he is also currently a training and supervising analyst as well as chair of the Committee on Progressions at the institute. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association.

Dr. Hoffman was formerly the chief medical officer at Mosaic Community Services in Baltimore County, Md. and the medical director of the Walter P. Carter Clinics in the Division of Community Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Systems. He also served as a consulting psychiatrist at Chase Brexton Health Services in Baltimore and at the Whitman-Walker Clinic in Washington, DC.


Dawn K. Hurley, MA, CPRP

Executive Director

With more than 28 years’ experience, Dawn Hurley now serves as the executive director of Behavioral Health at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She oversees the strategic development and operations for AAMC’s Behavioral Health division, including the Emergency Department’s psychiatric services, the outpatient mental health clinic, psychiatric partial hospitalization program and Pathways.

Prior to starting at AAMC in 2014, Hurley was the division director of Adult Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Addiction Services as Mosaic Community Services where she oversaw two large, comprehensive clinics for adults with co-occurring disorders in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.

In addition to her role at AAMC, Hurley serves on the Maryland Hospital Association’s Behavioral Health Task Force and is a board member for the Maryland Addiction Directors Council (MADC).



Senior Director of Nursing for Behavioral Health

With more than 40 years of experience as a nurse in mental health and addictions, Jo C. Deaton has brought a wealth of knowledge to her role at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Prior to joining AAMC, Deaton served as the Director of Nursing, Psychiatry and Neurosciences at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Specializing in psychiatric nursing with a family therapy focus, Deaton holds a master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s School of Nursing.

Deaton is an active member of the Maryland Association of Chemical Dependency Nurses (MACDN), American Psychiatric Nurses’ Association (APNA) and the American Nurses’ Association (ANA), among others.