Member, City Council, Baltimore, December 1995 to December 8, 2016 (representing District 5, 1995-2002; representing District 8, December 2002 to December 8, 2016). Chair, Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee, 2007-09, 2010 (vice-chair, 2002-07; member, community development subcommittee, 2007-10; past chair, economic development & public financing subcommittee). Member, Executive Appointments Committee, 2007-10; Public Safety and Health Committee, 2007-10; Urban Affairs and Aging Committee, 2010-16. Chair, Budget and Appropriations Committee, 2011-16 (past member, labor subcommittee). Vice-Chair, Health Committee, 2011-16 (member, 2010-16). Member, Housing and Community Development Committee, 2012-14; Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee, 2014-16.
Board of Trustees, Employees' Retirement System, 2017-.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, August 18, 1960. Attended Morgan State University; University of Baltimore, B.S. (accounting), 1982; The Johns Hopkins University, M.B.A., 1995. Certified Public Accountant. Senior accountant, USF&G, 1985-86. Financial administrator, Westinghouse Corp., 1986-93. Consultant, Koinonia Leadership Solutions, LLC, 1987-. Controller, Excelsior Services Group, 1993-94. President, Resource One Management Group, 1994-97. Director of Marketing, Bolton Offutt Donovan, 1997-99. Financial consultant, AXA Advisors, LLC, and Mass Mutual, 2002-08. Administrator, Abrams, Foster, Nole & Williams, P.A., 2006-14. Executive Director, National Organization of Black County Officials, 2014-. Vice-Chair, Leadership Council, National League of Cities, 1998. Advisory Council, Chase Brexton Health Services, 1998. Board of Directors, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Foundation, 1998. Board of Trustees, The Great Blacks in Wax Museum, 1999. Treasurer, The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, 2000. Community Affairs Committee, National Aquarium in Baltimore, 2000. Board of Governors, University of Baltimore Alumni Association, 2001. Member, Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, National Association of Counties, 2002 (vice-chair, economic development subcommittee, 1999). Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008. Board of Directors, Baltimore City League of Women Voters; Greater West Hills Community Association. Executive Board, Maryland Women's Heritage Center. Community Service Award, AFRAM, 1998. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1997, 2000, 2003 (Circle of Excellence). Member, Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland.
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