Member, Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007; 2009 State Plan for Postsecondary Education Work Group, 2008-09; Maryland Business Tax Reform Commission, 2008-10; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2010-. Co-Chair, Communications Tax Reform Commission, 2012-13. Member, Task Force to Study Rates and Charges in the Washington Suburban Sanitary District, 2013-14; State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board, 2013-; Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Implementation Review Work Group, 2014-15; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2014-16; State Early Childhood Advisory Council, 2014-; Commission to Review Maryland's Use of Assessments and Testing in Public Schools, 2015-17; Maryland Education Council, Education Commission of the States, 2015-; Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2016-.
Member of House of Delegates, representing District 39, Montgomery County, January 8, 2003 to September 5, 2007. Deputy Majority Whip, 2006-07. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2003-07 (children & youth subcommittee, 2003-04; election law subcommittee, 2003-04; tax & revenue subcommittee, 2004-06; transportation subcommittee, 2004-06; chair, education subcommittee, 2007); Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2003-07. Member, Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2004-06. House Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2007. Member, Montgomery County Delegation, 2003-07 (bi-county committee, 2003-07; transportation committee, 2007; land use & transportation committee, 2007).
Member, Governor's Commission on Quality Education in Maryland, 2004-05. Co-Chair, Task Force on School Safety, 2006-07.
Member, Board of Education, representing District 1, Montgomery County, 1994-2002 (president, 1997-98, 2000-01; vice-president, 1996-97; member, policy committee; chair, audit committee, 1998; chair, subcommittee on long-range & strategic planning).
Born in Niagara Falls, New York, October 7, 1949. Attended LaSalle High School, Niagara Falls, New York; Niagara County Community College, 1967-69. Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, Trecor, Inc., a family-owned consulting and forensic engineering company, 1987-. President and coordinator, Gaithersburg Meals on Wheels, 1982-92. Board of Directors, Montgomery Village Foundation, 1991-96. President, Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), 1993-94. Member, Advisory Board, "Care for Kids," Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, 1999-. Board of Directors, Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, 2001-. Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2009 (certificate of appreciation, 2008, 2010, 2011). Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2014. First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate, 2017. John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow, Salisbury University, 2018. Married; three daughters; two grandchildren.
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