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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.

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council Membership

Eric Cole

Montgomery County
Council Chairperson

Aaron Kaufman

Montgomery County
Council Vice Chair

JoEllen Barnhart

Washington County

Secretary Carol Beatty

Maryland Department of Disabilities

Damon L. Briggs

Montgomery County

Carmen Brown

(representing Marcella Franczkowski)
Maryland State Department of Education

Jamal Cannady

Wicomico County

Lisa Derx

Howard County

Sharon Dockery

Montgomery County

William DuSold

Anne Arundel County

George Flamer

Talbot County

Marni Greenspoon

Disability Rights Maryland

Rosanne Hanratty

Maryland Department of Aging

Kathy Hargett

Montgomery County

Teresa Herbert

Harford County

Amanda Lay

Montgomery County

Miguel Mercado

Calvert County

Jed L. Miller

Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, DHMH

Aileen O’Hare

Montgomery County

Rebecca Oliver

Office of Health Services, DHMH

Lynne Pattison

Frederick County

Jill Pierce

Maryland State Department of Education, DORS

Julie Randall

St. Mary’s County

David Schlegel

Cecil 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

Jeri Wasco

Montgomery County

Russell Young

Baltimore County

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