Member, Foster Care Review Board, Howard County, 1986-93 (chair, 1988-93); Charter Revision Commission, Howard County, 1987-88. Assistant Public Defender, District 10, Howard County, 1990-97. Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Howard County, 2004-10.
Born in Washington, DC, February 12, 1940. Attended Paul Lawrence Dunbar Senior High School, Washington, DC; Howard University, B.S., 1961; Catholic University of America, M.A., 1963; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1982. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983. Teacher, District of Columbia Public Schools, 1962-70. Counselor, District of Columbia Public Schools, 1970-82. Principal, Clark & Clark, P.A., 1983-90. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; Howard County Bar Association (member-at-large, board of directors, 1995-98); Monumental City Bar Association; Howard County Chapter, Women's Bar Association of Maryland (board of directors, 1997-98). Member, National Association of Women Judges, 1999- (women-in-prison task force, 2000-); Alliance of Black Women Attorneys; Waring Mitchell Law Society. Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (member-at-large, 1989-92). President, Links, Inc. of Howard County, 1995-97. Executive Board, Columbia Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta, 1997-98; Columbia Chapter, National Epicureans, Inc., 1997-. Appreciation awards from County Council, Howard County, 1988; Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, 1992; Foster Care Review Board, Howard County, 1993; Mentor Program, Howard County Public Schools, 1994, 1995. Outstanding Assistant Public Defender of the Year for Howard and Carroll Counties, 1996. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1998, 2000, 2002 (Circle of Excellence). Appreciation Award, National Black State Troopers Coalition, Inc., 2001. Inducted into Howard County Women's Hall of Fame, 2010.
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