[photo, Shane E. Pendergrass, Maryland State Delegate] SHANE E. PENDERGRASS
Democrat, District 13, Howard County

Member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995. Vice-Chair, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2007- (member, 2003-; health insurance subcommittee, 2003-04; long-term care subcommittee, 2003-04; pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2003-05; minority health disparities subcommittee, 2006; chair, health occupations subcommittee, 2005; chair, insurance subcommittee, 2005-, member, 2004-; member, health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2007-14; estates & trusts subcommittee, 2015-). Member, Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2003-06; Legislative Policy Committee, 2007-; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2007-. Member, Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, 2014-. House Chair, Death with Dignity Work Group, 2015-. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1995-2002 (workers' compensation subcommittee, 1995-96; health insurance subcommittee, 1996-2002; vice-chair, science & technology subcommittee, 1999-2002); Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2000-03; House Facilities Committee, 2003-06; Medical Malpractice Insurance Work Group, 2004; Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance, 2005-07. Deputy Majority Leader, 2007. House Vice-Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2011-14 (member, 2003-05). Chair, Howard County Delegation, 1997-2000, 2005-07. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995- (endorsement committee, 2001-). Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (commerce & communications committee, 1995-2002; women's legislative network, 1995-; health committee, 2002-; health chairs committee, 2005-; health information technology champions (HITCH), 2006-).

Member, County Council, Howard County, 1986-94 (chair, 1989, 1990, 1993). Member, State Commission on Neighborhoods, 1995-96; Task Force on Access to Mental Health Services, 2003-04; State Advisory Council on Pain Management, 2003; Task Force to Study Electronic Health Records, 2005-07.

Born in Los Angeles, California, March 14, 1950. Attended Fenger High School, Chicago; University of Illinois, B.F.A. (fine arts), cum laude, 1973, M.A. (fine arts), 1974. Art instructor, Aurora University, 1974-75. Art therapist, Children's Unit, Edgemont Hospital, 1977 (program coordinator, 1978). Art teacher, Severn School, 1978-79. Member, National Council of Jewish Women, 1997-; Milbank Foundation, 2003-; Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2005-. 100% Environmental Record Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 1994-2004. Outstanding Individual Award, The Arc of Howard County, 2000. Tera Partner Award for spearheading creation of Howard County Technology Incubator, Center for Business and Technology Development, 2000. Conservationist of the Year, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2001. Hannah A. Solomon Award, National Council of Jewish Women, 2001. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Cares, 2002. Senator James Clark Award for distinguished public service to the people of Columbia, Howard County Democratic Party, 2003. Outstanding Conservationist of 2004, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2004. Legislative Sponsor Award, Maryland Children's Action Network, 2005, 2006. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2005. Eugene McCreary Award, Maryland Optometric Association, 2005. Advocacy Award, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2006. The Ruth Keeton Award for dedicated service to the Citizens of Howard County, Howard County Women's Bar Association, 2007. Certificate of Appreciation, Howard County NAACP Youth Council, 2009. Outstanding Conservation Award, Audubon Society of Central Maryland, 2009. Married; two children.

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