Council Members

Council Members

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council is a self-governing body whose appointed members include people with developmental disabilities, family members, service providers, state agency representatives, and representatives of Maryland’s protection and advocacy system and University Center on Developmental Disabilities.  The majority of the Council’s members are people with developmental disabilities and family members.  The Council is in a unique position to bring together people with diverse perspectives, experiences and knowledge in meaningful partnerships.

 

Eric Cole
Montgomery County Council Chairperson

Damon Briggs
Montgomery County Council Vice Chair

JoEllen Barnhart
Washington County

Secretary Carol Beatty
Maryland Department of Disabilities

Carmen Brown
(representing Marcella Franczkowski) Maryland State Department of Education

Kalani Brown
Montgomery County

John Bratcher
Harford County

Jamal Cannady
Wicomico County

Laura-Sun Cefaratti
Anne Arundel County

Brent Debnam
Prince George’s County

Lisa Derx
Best Buddies International

 

 

Harold Gomes
Montgomery County

Marni Greenspoon
Disability Rights Maryland

Kay Han
Montgomery County

Rosanne Hanratty
Maryland Department of Aging

Kathy Hargett
Montgomery County

Teresa Herbert
Harford County

Meghan Jones
Montgomery County

Amanda Lay
Montgomery County

Miguel Mercado
Calvert County

Jed L. Miller
Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, MDH

 

Tobi Ojo
Harford County

Rebecca Oliver
Office of Health Services, MDH

Jill Pierce
(representing Suzanne Page) Maryland State Department of Education, DORS

Julie Randall
St. Mary’s County

Ruth Shipps
Prince George’s County

Bernie Simons
Developmental Disabilities Administration

Christopher Smith
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities

Irene Souada
Shared Support Maryland

Adam VanderHook
Montgomery County

Russell Young
Baltimore County

A girl with a developmental disability and her brother in front of a field of sunflowers.

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