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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. Council Members are appointed by the governor.

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council Membership

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

Brent Debnam

Prince George’s County

Lisa Derx

Howard County

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

Executive Director, Developmental Disabilities Administration

Christopher Smith

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities

Adam VanderHook

Montgomery County

Russell Young

Baltimore County

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