Member, Board of Health, Prince George’s County, 2018-; District Council, Prince George's County, 2018-; Mental Health Advisory Board, Prince George's County, 2019-.
Member of House of Delegates, representing District 47, Prince George's County, January 10, 2007 to January 14, 2015. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2007-15 (election law subcommittee, 2007-08, 2011-; revenues subcommittee, 2007-08; transportation subcommittee, 2009-10; education subcommittee, 2009-15; finance resources subcommittee, 2011-15); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2011-15. House Chair, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2011-15. Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2012-14 (2nd vice-chair, 2011-12; vice-chair, bi-county committee, 2007-08; chair, maryland-national capital park & planning commission committee, 2008-11; member, county affairs committee, 2011-13; bi-county committee, 2013-15). Prince George's County Co-Chair, Bi-County Delegation, 2008-11. Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2007-15; Women Legislators of Maryland, 2007-15.
Member, Programs and Events Advisory Committee of Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2009-15; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2011-15; Advisory Board on After-School and Summer Opportunity Programs, 2012-15; Prince George's County Juvenile Court and School Safety Work Group, 2013-15.
Press Secretary for U.S. Representative Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland, 1988-89.
Born in Washington, DC, July 30, 1961. Attended High Point High School, Beltsville, Maryland; Towson University, B.A. (mass communication), 1982; University of Maryland, M.A. (journalism), 1992. Co-Host, "Say Baltimore," WMAR-TV, WNUV-TV, 1983-84. Writer and Producer, WMAR-TV, 1984-88. Freelance writer, 1989-. Director, Media Relations, Community Teachers Institute, 2004-. Co-Founder and President, Mocha Moms, Inc., 1997-2002. Member, Board of Directors, Cheverly Swim & Racquet Club, 1997-2006; Cheverly Young Actors' Guild, 2001-. Co-Chair, Family Crisis Center Advisory Council, 2006-07. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008. Kweisi Mfume Excellence in Advocacy Award, Maryland Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2014. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2016. Member, Cheverly United Methodist Church (staff-parish relations council). Married; five children.
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