Community Advisors

We work in partnership with a Community Advisory Council, (CAC) advisers who represent the voice of the disability community, advising and supporting the Center in meeting its responsibilities to the citizens of Maryland in accordance with the DD Act. The Council is led by CAC chair and vice chair:

Elizabeth Benevides
Hussman Foundation

Community Advisory Council Members

Name Title Agency
Rene Averitt-Sanzone Member Parents Place of Maryland
Diane Bark Consumer Family Member
Beth Benevides Chair Hussman Foundation
Carmen Brown Member Maryland State Department of Education
Meeka Caldwell Consumer Family Member
Stephanie Dolamore, DPA Member Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
Justine Duffy Consumer Family Member
Kendall Foster Member Disabilities Rights Maryland
Trineice Gillom Consumer Self-Advocate
Katherine Jones, EdD Member Bay Area Center for Independent Living
Rebecca Little Consumer Direct Support Professional
Christian Miele Member Maryland Department of Disabilities
Matthew Plantz Consumer Self-Advocate
Millie Santos Consumer Case Manager
Lauren Schifter Consumer Direct Support Professional; Family Member
Bernie Simons Member Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration
Bonnie Smith-May Consumer Family Member
Christina Spangler Member  Maryland Coalition of Families
William Webster Consumer Family Member
James Williams, Jr. Consumer Family Member

Kennedy Krieger Institute Staff

Name Title Department
Miya Asato, MD Vice President Training Administration (LEND)
Tracy Hincke, MPH, MSW Administrative Coordinator MCDD
Alex Houff Resource Finder MCDD
Mallory Legg, Esq. Staff Attorney MCDD
Megan Meck, MS Data Coordinator MCDD
Mirian Ofondedu, PhD Training Director MCDD
Mat Rice Advocacy Coordinator People on the Go Maryland
Jackie Stone, PhD Chief Clinical Officer Clinical Programs and Inpatient Services
Maureen van Stone, Esq., MS Director MCDD
Tracy Wright Training Coordinator People on the Go Maryland