Chair, Commission for Women, Prince George's County, 1981-82. Member, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Prince George's County; Domestic Violence Task Force, Prince George's County; Task Force on Employment and Vocational Opportunities for Disabled Youth and Adults of Prince George's County Council, 1984-87. Member, Child Support Enforcement Advisory Council, 1983-85; Maryland Commission for Women, 1984-87. Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Prince George's Private Industry Council, 1984-2015. Member, Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 1995-2015; Advisory Council on Environmental Justice, 1997-99; Task Force on the Privatization of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 1998-99; Commission on Funding and Services for Gifted and Talented Student Education in Maryland, 2000-01; Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2000-15; Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Panel, Chesapeake Executive Council, 2004; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2002-15 (chair, 2007; vice-chair, 2011). Member, Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2010, 2011-15 (co-chair, public health, safety net & special populations work group, 2010); Joint Committee on Health Benefit Exchange Financing, 2012.
Member, Patuxent River Commission, 2016-.
Born in Washington, DC, March 20, 1948. University of Maryland, B.A., 1986. Executive Assistant to Deputy Director, Dept. of Corrections, Prince George's County, 2003-. Former Assistant Sheriff (Lt. Colonel), Prince George's County. Member, University of Maryland Alumni Association; Alumni and Program Committee, Leadership Washington Class of 1986-87. Life Director & Founder, Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County. Named Washingtonian of the Year, Washingtonian Magazine, 1984. Legislator of the Year, Office of Child Support Enforcement, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 1996. Distinguished Legislator Award, University of Maryland University College, 1999. Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2003. Citation, Maryland Healthy Air Act Coalition, 2006. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Nurses Association, 2009. Children's Health Advocate of the Year, Maryland Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), Maryland Nursing Association, Black Nurses Association, and Moms Rising, 2010. Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2010 (certificate of appreciation, 2007, 2008). Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Courageous Leadership Award, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Committee, 2010. Dean's Medal, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, 2010. Consumer Hero, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, 2013. Champion for Real Lives, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Coalition, 2013. Lifetime Leadership Award, Maryland Chapter, Sierra Club, 2014. Legislative Award, Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi), 2014.
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