[photo, Brenda J. Thiam, Maryland State Delegate] BRENDA JEANETTE THIAM, Ph.D.
Republican, District 2B, Washington County

Member of House of Delegates, October 6, 2020 to January 11, 2023. Deputy Minority Whip, 2022. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2021-23 (family & juvenile law subcommittee, 2021-23; public safety subcommittee, 2021-23). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2020-23 (executive board, at large, 2021-23).

President, Commission for Women, Washington County, 2016-18.

Born in Raeford, North Carolina, September 9, 1969. North Carolina Central University, B.S. (physical education), 1994; University of Maryland College Park, M.Ed. (special education), 2002; Capella University, Ph.D. (special education leadership), 2015. Pennsylvania State University, graduate certificate (applied behavior management), 2017. Behavioral health specialist. Special education teacher, Grafton School, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, 1998-2000; National Children's Center, 2000-02. Director of Education, Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, 2003-07 (special education teacher, 2002-03). Autism Specialist, Washington County, Public Schools, 2007-19. Registered Behavior Technician, Achieving True Self, 2020-. Vice-President, Washington County Republican Club, 2016-18. Member, Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Frederick County, Maryland. Married; one child.

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