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. Married; three daughters; two grandchildren.
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