Member, Board of Health, Prince George's County, 2018-; District Council, Prince George's County, 2018-.
Vice-Chair, Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2023- (member, 2019-).
Chair, County Council, Prince George's County, representing District 1, 2006, and December 2, 2009 to December 6, 2010 (member, Jan. 29, 2002 to Dec. 6, 2010; vice-chair, 2005, 2008). Chair, Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee, 2006-07. Chair, Public Safety and Transportation Committee, 2007-08. Member, Planning, Zoning and the Environment Committee, 2007-08; Rules and General Assembly Committee, 2008-10 (vice-chair, 2008-09); Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee, 2008-10 (chair, 2008-09); Health, Education and Human Services Committee, 2009; Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee, 2009-10 (vice-chair, 2006-07).
Chair, Alternative Low Density Task Force Committee, Prince George's County, 1991. Member, Partnership for Regional Excellence, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 1992-93; Laurel Regional Planning and Transportation Committee, 1992-96; Commission 2000 Growth Task Force, Prince George's County, 1998-2000. Member, Board of Health, Prince George’s County, 2002-10; Metropolitan Development Policy Committee, 2006- (chair, 2007), Public Safety Policy Committee, 2007-08; and Climate, Energy and Environmental Policy Committee, 2009-10, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Member, Transportation Oversight Committee, Prince George's County, 2006-10.
Member, Attainment Plan Task Force, 1997-2004.
Assistant Attorney General, Correctional Litigation Unit, 2013-.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, 1959. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (government & politics), 1981; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1984; Georgetown University Law Center, M.L. (taxation), 1988. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1985. Attorney. Principal, Law Offices of Thomas E. Dernoga, 1998-2002, 2011-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association. President, 1989-91, 1995-97, and Vice-President, 1997-2001, West Laurel Civic Association. Secretary, Bond Mill Elementary School Parent and Teacher Association, 1994-96. Member, Board of Education Committee of 100 Community Advisory Committee, 1997-. Board of Directors, Senior Friendship Club; Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, Inc.; Laurel Historical Society; Prince George's Group, Maryland Chapter, Sierra Club. Past President, Friends of the Library. Coach and Team Manager, Laurel Boys and Girls Club. Married; two children.
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