Maryland Manual On-Line -



[photo, Catherine A. Raggio, Secretary of Disabilities] CATHERINE A. RAGGIO, Secretary of Disabilities

Secretary of Disabilities since March 6, 2007. Acting Secretary of Disabilities, February 21, 2007 to March 6, 2007.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-; Children's Cabinet, 2007-; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2007-. Chair, Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-; Advisory Committee, Technology Assistance Program, 2007-. Co-Chair, Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities, 2007-. Member, Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2007-; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2007-; Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, 2007-; Task Force for the Review of High School Assessment Options, 2007-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2007-; Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2007-; Instructional Materials Access Guidelines Committee, 2007-; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2007-; Task Force to Study Financial Matters Relating to Long-Term Care Facilities, 2008-; State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, 2008-.

Executive Director, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, 1983-89 (associate director, 1980-83). Member, Maryland Statewide Independent-Living Council, 2000-06.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 1, 1947. Bloomsburg State College, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, B.S. (speech & language disorders), 1969, M.Ed., 1977. Speech and Language Therapist, Selinsgrove State Hospital, 1969-72. Speech Therapist, Wilkes-Barre Area School District, 1972-74. Executive Director, United Cerebral Palsy of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1974-79. Executive Director, United Cerebral Palsy of Prince George's County, 1979-80. Founder and Executive Director, Independence Now, Inc., 1994-2007. Principal investigator, Nursing Home Reform Project, United Cerebral Palsy Association, 1991-95. Board of Directors, National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils, 1986-90 (president, 1988-90); Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, 1996-2001 (secretary, 1998-2001). Chair, Maryland Youth Leadership Forum, 2000-. Humanitarian Service Award, United Cerebral Palsy of Wyoming Valley, 1980. Professional of the Year, the ARC of Maryland, 1985. Gilbert John Zucchi Award, The ARC of Maryland, 1991. Profiled in Maryland Women's History Month, 1992-93. Region III Advocacy Award, National Council on Independent Living, 1996. Leadership Appreciation Award, Montgomery County Commission on People with Disabilities, 2000. Leadership Award, Prince George's County, Commission on Individuals with Disabilities, 2004.

Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies
Maryland Departments
Maryland Independent Agencies
Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, & Advisory Boards
Maryland Universities & Colleges
Maryland Counties
Maryland Municipalities
Maryland at a Glance

Maryland Manual On-Line

Search the Manual

 Maryland Manual On-Line, 2009

July 1, 2009   
Note: In this past edition of Maryland Manual, some links are to external sites.  View the current Manual

The use of any username and password on our site is for personal and educational purposes only, and constitutes agreement to abide by any and all copyright restrictions. In most instances the username aaco and password aaco# will work. Contact if you have any questions or have difficulty accessing files.

Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!

[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

Copyright December 16, 2008 Maryland State Archives