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.

Kalani Brown, Chairperson
Montgomery County

Brent Debnam, Vice Chair
Prince George’s County

Angie Auldridge                    Washington County

Carol Beatty
Secretary, Maryland Department of Disabilities

Monique Binger
Anne Arundel County

Damon Briggs
Montgomery County

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

Jamal Cannady
Wicomico County

Laura-Sun Cefaratti
Anne Arundel County

Lisa Derx
Best Buddies International

Harold Gomes
Montgomery County




Kay Han
Montgomery County

Kathy Hargett
Montgomery County

Teresa Herbert
Harford County

Jarred Jones
Baltimore County

Karrena Jones                           Wicomico County

Meghan Jones
Montgomery County

Amanda Lay
Montgomery County

Jed L. Miller
Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, MDH

Rebecca Oliver
Office of Health Services, MDH

Jill Pierce
Maryland State Department of Education, DORS

Dee Sapp
Charles County


Ruth Shipps
Prince George’s County

Bernie Simons
Developmental Disabilities Administration

Irene Souada
Shared Support Maryland

Teri Sparks
Disability Rights Maryland

Ronnetta Stanley
Prince George’s County

Maureen Van Stone
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities

Liz Weintraub
Montgomery County

Russell Young
Baltimore County

A young child with a developmental disability

Quick Links

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Current Annual Report