Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Shelly McLaughlin Allred; Joanna Falcone; Jeanne Furman; Catherine E. Lyle; Linda Schnapp, Ph.D.; Sarah Sorensen. Terms expire 2016.
Student representative appointed by Governor: one vacancy
Representing State Dept. of Education: Suzanne R. Page, Assistant State Superintendent for Rehabilitation Services; Paul E. Dunford, designee of Assistant State Superintendent for Special Education & Early Intervention Services; Mary L. O'Connor, designee of Assistant State Superintendent for Career & College Readiness; Kristina A. Kyles-Smith, Ed.D., Assistant State Superintendent for Student, Family & School Support; Adele W. Connolly; Joyce Serio; Christy H. Stuart.
217 East Redwood St., Baltimore, Maryland, August 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Representing Dept. of Human Resources: Carlton G. Fonville
Representing Dept. of Juvenile Services: LaSandra T. Diggs
Representing Dept. of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation: Diane N. Pabich; Carolynette Snowden.
Representing Maryland Commission on Disabilities: one vacancy
Representing Maryland Higher Education Commission: Glennis Daniels-Bacchus; Amy K. Kania.
Representing Maryland Technology Assistance Program: James D. McCarthy
Ex officio: Carol A. Beatty, Secretary of Disabilities: Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools; Christina E. Drushel, designee of Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children.
Staff: Anne P. Blackfield, Esq.
c/o Department of Disabilities
217 East Redwood St., Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 767-3652; fax: (410) 333-6674
Authorized in December 2000, the Governor established the Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities in November 2001 (Executive Order 01.01.2000.26). In August 2007, the Council was reconstituted (Executive Order 01.01.2007.13).
Annually, the Council reviews and updates the Interagency State Plan for Transitioning Students with Disabilities (Chapter 435, Acts of 1995; Code Education Article, sec. 21-305). From 2007 to 2012, the Council also has provided oversight and guidance for the Maryland Seamless Transition Collaborative.
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