Member, Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement, 2007-08; Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Language Skills in Maryland, 2008-09. House Co-Chair, Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies, 2009-10; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies, 2010-12; Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board, 2011-. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 2012. Member, Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council, 2013-16; Governor's Commission to Reform Maryland's Pretrial System, 2014; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 2015-. Co-Chair, Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, 2017-.
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997-99.
Member, City Council, College Park, representing District 4, 2003-06. Former member, Recreation Board, College Park.
Born in Dominican Republic, June 27, 1966. Attended John F. Kennedy High School, Bronx, New York; Buffalo State College, B.A. (criminal justice), 1987; University at Buffalo School of Law, State University of New York, J.D., 1991. Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1994; Pennsylvania Bar, 1994. Attorney, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1991-92. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2008. Co-Chair, Latino Leadership Council, Maryland Democratic Party, 2010-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2012. Eastern Region Board of Directors, Women in Government. Member, North College Park Civic Association; West College Park Civic Association; College Park Rotary Club. Rising Legal Star, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 2007. Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2008 (certificate of appreciation, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011). Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2015. Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2017. Married; three children.
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