Born in Fort Riley, Kansas, November 28, 1963. Attended Elizabeth Seton High School, Bladensburg, Maryland; U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1986; Golden Gate University, M.B.A., 1989; Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, J.D., 1993. Commander (ret.), Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1994. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (real property, planning & zoning section); Prince George's County Bar Association; Health Lawyers Association. President, Maryland Association of Counties, 2012 (board of directors, 2008-; treasurer, 2010; legislative committee, 2011-; 1st vice-president, 2011). Graduate, Leadership Prince George's, 2008; Leadership Greater Washington, 2010; Leadership Institute National Association of Counties, 2010. Board of Directors, Dimensions Health Care System. Member, Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County, Inc.; U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association; Iota Gamma Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Adjunct Professor (health policy), George Washington University. Community Award, Collective Banking Group, Inc., 2008. Civic Leadership Award, Community Foundation for Prince George's County, 2009. Emily's Way Service Award, Emily J. T. Perez Foundation, 2010. Community Service Award, Genesis Foundation, Inc., 2010. Pink Lady Award, All Shades of Pink, Inc., 2010. 100 Most Powerful Women, Washingtonian, 2011. Leadership by Example Award, Women Business Owners of Prince George's County, 2011. Excellence in County Leadership Award, College of Education, Bowie State University, and College of Education Advisory Board, 2012. Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 2013.
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