Member of Senate, January 9, 2002 to January 10, 2007. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2004-07 (health & human services subcommittee, 2004-07; pensions subcommittee, 2005-07). Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2002-04 (education subcommittee, 2002; alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2003-04; environment subcommittee, 2003-04; ethics & election law subcommittee, 2003-04; health subcommittee, 2003-04); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2003-07; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2003-07; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2003-07. Senate Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Protocol, 2003-07. Member, Electronics Recycling Work Group, 2004; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2004-07;
Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2004-07; Senate Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation, 2005-06. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003-07.
Deputy Secretary, Department of Planning, 2019-.
Member, State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission, 2010-. Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Howard County, 2014-18.
Legislative Aide to Senator Martin G. Madden, District 13 (Howard County), 1991-2001. Member, Arts Council Board, Howard County, 1996-2003 (past president).
Born December 17, 1953 and raised in Buffalo, New York. Medaille College, B.A. (education), 1975; Buffalo State College of the State University of New York, M.A. (education), 1979. Substitute teacher, 1987-2000. Teacher (English & reading), John F. Kennedy High School, Buffalo, New York, 1975-81. Director, Adult Activity Programs, U.S. Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily, 1982-84. Recruiter/Admissions for Computer Learning Center, Springfield, Virginia, 1985-87. Member, Elkhorn Landing Community Association Board, 1987-92. Member, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 1994-2001. Senior Project Consultant, The Artemis Group, 2007-14. President, Sandy Schrader & Associates, LLC, 2009-14. Past president, Howard County Republican Women. Lifetime member, Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). Subscribing life member, Howard County Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Robert H. Kittleman Lifetime Achievement Award, Howard County Republican Party, 2003. Married; one child.
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