Member, House of Delegates, January 9, 1991 to January 11, 1995, representing District 42 (Baltimore City & Baltimore County). Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1991-94; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1993-94. Legislative Chair, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1992.
Member, Mayor's Mental Health Advisory Council, Baltimore City, 1980-88. Member, Values Education Commission, 1981-85; State Commission on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 1991-95; Governor's Commission on Adoption, 1995; Governor's Task Force on Judicial Nominating Commissions, 1995. Maryland Delegate, White House Conference on Aging, 1995. Member, Family Violence Council, 1995- (co-chair, legislative action team, 1996-); Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-99; Task Force to Study Anti-Asian Violence, 1997-99; Adoption Oversight Team, Department of Human Resources, 1997-; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1998-2005; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 1998-; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing, 1999-; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1999-2005; Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-01; Task Force to Study the Licensing and Monitoring of Community-Based Homes for Children, 2000-01; Task Force to Study Repealing the Disenfranchisement of Convicted Felons in Maryland, 2001; Task Force on Access to Mental Health Services, 2003-04; Unemployment Insurance Funding Task Force, 2003-04; Maryland Education Council, Education Commission of the States, 2003-; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2003-. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 2004, 2008. Member, Task Force on Common Ownership Communities, 2005-06; State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board, 2005-; Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, 2005-06; Aging Work Group, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07. Vice-Chair, Legislative Committee, Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission, 2006-. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Identity Theft, 2007. Member, Task Force to Study the Developmental Disabilities Administration Rate-Payment System, 2007-08; Work Group on Cultural Competency and Workforce Development for Mental Health Professionals, 2007-08. Co-Chair, Commission to Study the Title Insurance Industry in Maryland, 2008-.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, May 1, 1936. Virginia State College, B.A. (philosophy), 1956; New York University, M.A. (education), 1958; Purdue University, M.A. (speech communication), 1972; University of Maryland College Park, Ph.D. (American studies), 1977. Professor, Coppin State College, 1973-2004 (former dean). Member, Democratic State Central Committee, 1982-86. Secretary, Maryland Democratic Party, 1986-90. Delegate, National Democratic Party Convention, 1988 (platform committee). Member, Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, 1995-. President, Tenth District Democratic Club, 1995-. Panelist, reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1978-82. Fellow (academic administration), American Council on Education, 1982-83. Baltimore Urban League Board, 1986-89. Board of Directors (vice-chair), Harbor Bank of Maryland, 1987-; Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies, 1988-. President, Black-Jewish Forum of Baltimore (BLEWS), 1990-92. Member, Baltimore Chapter, National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Legislative Leader Award, Maryland Commission for Women, 1995. Champion for Children Award, Maryland Foster Care Review Board, 1996. First Annual Racial Justice Award, YWCA of Greater Baltimore, 1996. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1996, 1999, 2004 (Circle of Excellence). Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award, Women's Law Center of Maryland, 1997. Legislator of the Year Award, Domestic Violence Network of Maryland, 1998. Chair, Trustee Board, Union Baptist Church. Married; three children.
July 1, 2009
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