Member, Committee on Hate and Violence, Montgomery County, 2007-08. Member, Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2008-15 (healthier maryland work group, 2009; chair, prevention of underage drinking coordinating committee, 2009-11); Maryland Commission on Autism, 2009-12; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies, 2011-12; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2012-21; Work Group to Study the Laws and Policies related to the Distribution of Money to Volunteer and Career [Fire] Companies, 2013; Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, 2017-23.
Assistant Secretary, Inter-Departmental Data Integration, Department of Human Services, 2023-.
Member, Subcommittee for Office of International Operations, Business and Economic Development Work Group, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07.
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, August 9, 1974. Attended North Miami Beach Senior High School, Miami, Florida; Florida International University, B.A. (international relations), 1995; The American University, M.A. (international peace & conflict resolution), 1998; Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D., 2003. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2004; District of Columbia Bar, 2005. Attorney. Owner, Saminchilu Martial Arts Academy, North Miami Beach, Florida, 1992-95. Task coordinator, Advanced Resource Technologies, Inc., 1996-98. Project coordinator, Agricultural Cooperative Development International/ Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA), 1998-2001. Program manager, American Councils for International Education, 2001-02. Program officer, Center for International Private Enterprise, 2002-04. Associate Attorney, Weinberg & Jacobs, 2004-05. Contracts Administrator, PADCO, 2005-06. Project Manager, The QED Group, LLC (international trade & development), 2006-14. Director of Operations, CAMRIS International, 2013-14. Director of Contracts, Training Resources Group, 2014-17. Senior Program Manager, Macfadden Associates (part of PAE), 2017-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 2004-; Montgomery County Bar Association, 2004-; District of Columbia Bar Association, 2005-. Member, Montgomery County Young Democrats, 2004- (president, 2007); Young Democrats of Maryland, 2004- (national committee, 2007); Young Democrats of America, 2004- (deputy director, mid-atlantic region, 2007-08); Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 2006-07. Treasurer, Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter, Florida International University Alumni Association, 2007 (president, 1997-2006). Member, Maryland Alliance for Responsible Gambling, 2010-. Member, National Board, Tau Epsilon Phi International Fraternity, Inc. (1st vice-counsel, 2014-16; international tribune, 2016-18; international consul, 2018-). Volunteer martial arts instructor, Calvary Bilingual Multicultural Center, Washington, DC, 1995-96. Distinguished Alumnus, Honors College Torch Award, Florida International University, 2009. Healthcare Access Award, Adventist Healthcare, 2009, 2010. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Chapter, American College of Cardiology, 2012. Legislative Award, Maryland State Dental Association, 2013. Dr. Henry and Page Laughlin Distinguished Public Official Award, Montgomery County Medical Society. Distinguished Friend, City of Gaithersburg, 2014. Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Maryland Psychological Association, 2016. Legislative Award, MedChi, 2017. Legislative Champion Award, Maryland Association of Community Services, 2017. Legislative Champion Award, ARC of Maryland, 2017. The Sidney S. Suntag TEP Man of the Year, Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity, Inc., 2018. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Association of Adult Day Services, 2018. Presidentís Award, Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association, 2018. Married; two children.
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