Member and Vice-Chair, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, 1993-2003. Executive Board, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2004-11. Member, Steering Committee, Juvenile Drug Court, Calvert County, 2005; Commission to Study Southern Maryland Transportation Needs, 2006-08; Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board, 2006-11; Working Waterfront Commission, 2007-08.
Southern Maryland representative for U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, 2011-. Member, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, 2012-16.
Born in Verona, Italy, May 18, 1960. Attended Messiah College, Pennsylvania; Clarion University of Pennsylvania, B.S. (education), cum laude, 1981. University of Maryland University College, M.A. (applied management), 1994. Court mediation training, National Institute of Conflict Resolution. Manager, then Director, Arc of Southern Maryland, 1983-95. Disabilities advocate, consultant & trainer. Member, Maryland Community Residential Services Coalition, 1986-96 (chair, 1992-96). Board of Directors, Governor's Run Community Association, 1994-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008. Campaign Chair, United Way of Calvert County, 2011. Member, Arts Council of Calvert County; Calvert Marine Museum; Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse; Calvert County League of Women Voters; Calvert County Chamber of Commerce; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); American Association of University Women; Women's National Democratic Club; Patuxent Riverkeepers; American Chestnut Land Trust. Young Careerist award, Business & Professional Women of Calvert County, 1988. Kiracofe Leadership Award, Arc of Southern Maryland, 1995.
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