Member, Young Driver Task Force (formerly Youth: Responsible Driving Task Force), Department of Transportation, 1995-07; Task Force on Charitable Giving (Maryland Gives!), 1996-2001; Task Force on Driver's Education Programs in Maryland, 1999; Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, 2000-05; Innovations in Aging Services Advisory Council, 2003-07; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2005-07; Task Force to Implement Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance Education, 2005-; Statewide Commission on the Shortage in the Health Care Workforce, 2006-07.
Member, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 2007-15 (chair, 2007-08, 2015).
Born in Irvington, New Jersey, September 30, 1936. Rutgers University, B.A. (political science), 1958; George Washington University, M.A. (legislative policy), 1984. Executive Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003. Assistant director, Montgomery County Senior Citizen Center, 1981-84. Legislative liaison, Montgomery County Government, 1985-95. Special projects coordinator, Community Action Agency, Montgomery County, 1994-96. Precinct chair, vice-chair, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 1979-94. Charter member, Maryland Government Relations Association, 1986-95. Board of Advisors, International Center on Global Aging, Catholic University of America, 2007-. Member, Women's Suburban Democratic Club; League of Women Voters; Layhill Village Civic Association; Layhill Village Women's Club; Wheaton Neighborhood Network Fighting Drugs and Alcohol; Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD); B'nai B'rith Women (life member, award recipient); Government Relations Commission, Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington. Board of Directors, Montgomery County Conservation Corps. Leadership Award, National Foundation March of Dimes. Environmental Leadership Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 1995-2003. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Nurses Association, 2002. Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Senior Citizen Action Network, 2002. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2002, 2004, 2006 (Circle of Excellence). Legislator of the Year, Montgomery County Chapter, National Organization for Women, 2003. Legislator of the Year, Chesapeake Region Epilepsy Foundation, 2003. Award for Significant Contribution to Medical Community, Montgomery County Medical Society, 2005. Member, Congregation Har Shalom. Married; two children; three grandchildren.
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