Brian T. Cox, Executive Director

[photo, 217 East Redwood St., Baltimore, Maryland] c/o Department of Disabilities
217 East Redwood St., Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 767-3670; 1-800-305-6441 (toll free, Maryland); fax: (410) 333-3686
tty: 1-800-735-2248 (Maryland relay service)

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217 East Redwood St., Baltimore, Maryland, August 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.



Appointed by Governor to 5-year terms:
Eric L. Cole, Chair (chosen by Council in June, 2-year term), 2022

Sharon Dockery. Term expires 2017.

Damon L. Briggs; Megan Jones; Staci Jones; Miguel Mercado; Adam Vanderhook; Russell D. Young. Terms expire 2018.

Laura-Sun Cefaratti; Lisa M. Derx; Rebecca L. Oliver; Theresa R. (Teri) Sparks. Terms expire 2019.

Kalani U. Brown; Jamal B. Cannady; Harold T. Gomes; Kathleen J. Hargett; Teresa Herbert; Oluwatobi Ojo; David A. Schlegel; Ruth Shipps; Christopher L. Smith, Ph.D. Terms expire 2020.

JoEllen M. Barnhart, Ph.D.; William D. Dusold; Kay H. Han, Esq.; Aileen R. O'Hare; Jed Miller, M.D. Terms expire 2021.

John W. Bratcher; Brent R. Debnam; Amanda Lay; Julie B. Randall; Irene Souada. Terms expire 2022.

Ex officio: Rosanne B. Hanratty, designee of Secretary of Aging; Carol A. Beatty, Secretary of Disabilities; Carmen A. Brown, designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Suzanne R. Page, designee of Assistant State Superintendent for Rehabilitation Services; Bernard A. Simons, designee of Secretary of Health; vacancy, designee of Secretary of Human Services.

Eric L. Cole, Chair
Damon L. Briggs; Sharon Dockery; Teresa Herbert; Staci Jones; Aaron Kaufman; Amanda Lay; David A. Schlegel.

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