Council Members

Council members are like a board of directors. They set goals for the Council and help guide the work we do. Our goals are based on what Council members think are the most important issues needing our attention. Council members bring different experiences, skills, and ideas that help us make progress on our goals.

Council members include:

  • People with developmental disabilities
  • Family members of people with developmental disabilities
  • State agencies
  • Community organizations
  • Disability Rights Maryland
  • Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities.

Most of the Council’s members are people with developmental disabilities and family members.

Dee Sapp, Chairperson
Charles County

Meghan Jones, Vice Chairperson
Montgomery County

Kevin Armstrong
Maryland Works

Angie Auldridge
Washington County

Richard Bauernschub
Howard County

Jody Boone
Division of Rehabilitation Services, Maryland State Department of Education

Damon Briggs
Montgomery County

Carmen Brown
Maryland State Department of Education

Kalani Brown
Montgomery County








Meeka Caldwell
Prince George’s County

Lucy Caltagirone
Disability Rights Maryland

Laura-Sun Cefaratti
Anne Arundel County

L. Paloma Chavez
Office of Health Services, Maryland Department of Health

Amanda Distefano
Maryland Department of Aging

Staci Forrest
Baltimore County

Kay Han
Montgomery County

Kathy Hargett
Montgomery County

Marlana Hutchinson
Developmental Disabilities Administration, Maryland Department
of Health




Jarred Jones
Baltimore County

Karenna Jones
Wicomico County

Tiffany Joseph
Montgomery County

Kimberly McKay
(representing Secretary Carol Beatty) Maryland Department of Disabilities

Sohail Qarni
Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maryland Department of Health

Katelyn Szymanski
Itineris Baltimore

Maureen Van Stone
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities

Russell Young
Baltimore County