Appointed by Governor: Sheryl Brissett Chapman; Paula D. Fisher; M. Kathleen Gardiner; Timothy T. Griffith; Frank J. Kros; Karen T. Lynch; James P. McComb; Sarah Reiman.
Appointed by Senate President: C. Anthony Muse
Appointed by House Speaker: Stephen W. Lafferty; Todd L. Schuler.
Ex officio: Cheri E. Gerard, designee of Secretary of Budget & Management; Steven D. Sorin, designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Barbara Y. DiPietro, designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Brenda Donald, Secretary of Human Resources; Donald W. DeVore, Secretary of Juvenile Services; Abbie Riopelle, designee of Public Defender; Gregory D. Shupe, Interim Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children.
Staff: Shelley L. Tinney
c/o Governor's Office for Children
301 West Preston St., Suite 1502, Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-2547; 1-877-MD YOUTH (639-6884) (toll free); fax: (410) 333-5248; tty: (410) 333-3098
In July 2007, the Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices was authorized (Chapter 333, Acts of 2007). For children in out-of-home placement in State-licensed programs, the Task Force studied current practices both for education and placement.
The Task Force submitted its interim report to the Governor and General Assembly in December 2007, and its final report in December 2008. Authorization for the Task Force ended June 30, 2009.
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