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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-; 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-.
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. 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. Associate, Weinberg & Jacobs, 2004-05. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Project Manager, The QED Group, LLC (international trade & development), 2006-. Owner, Saminchilu Martial Arts Academy, North Miami Beach, Florida, 1992-95. Senior 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. Contracts administrator, PADCO, 2005-06. 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-. Volunteer martial arts instructor, Calvary Bilingual Multicultural Center, Washington, DC, 1995-96. Legislative Champion Award, ARC of Maryland, 2017. Legislative Champion Award, Maryland Association of Community Services, 2017. Married; one child.
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