Member, Task Force on Lending Equity within Financial Institutions Providing State Depository Services, 2004-05; Maryland State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, 2004-17. Co-Chair, Auto Insurance Task Force to Study Rates in Urban Areas, 2005. Co-Chair, Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community, 2006-07. Member, Truancy Court Work Group, 2007-08; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2007-16; Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2008-11; Pimlico Community Development Authority, 2008-17; Lead Poisoning Prevention Study Group, 2011; Maryland Correctional Enterprises Management Council, 2015-17.
Member of House of Delegates, representing District 41, Baltimore City, January 13, 1999 to January 8, 2003. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1999-2003 (criminal justice subcommittee, 1999-2003). Member, Liaison Work Group, Baltimore City Delegation, 1999-2003.
Member, State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1999-2001; Advisory Council on Offender Employment Coordination, 2001-04; Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2002-06.
Assistant Public Defender, Office of Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1993- (law clerk, 1990-91).
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 6, 1964. Attended Western High School, Baltimore; Duke University, A.B. (history), 1986; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1991. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1991. Law clerk to Judge Mabel E. H. Hubbard, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1991-93. Attorney. Member, American Bar Association (vice-chair, children & the law committee, 1995). Financial consultant, Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith, 1988-90. President, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, 1994-95. Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments, 2000. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2004, 2008, 2012. Member, Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 2006-18. Member, Women's International Bowling Congress. Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 2000. Member, First Baptist Church of Baltimore (Sunday school teacher, gospel choir).
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