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
Carol Beatty Member Maryland Department of Disabilities
Lisa Belcastro Member Maryland Department of Disabilities
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
Marianne Doremus Consumer Family Member
Justine Duffy Consumer Family Member
Trineice Gillom Consumer Self-Advocate
Tami Goldsmith Consumer Direct Support Professional
Marlana Hutchinson Member Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration
Katherine Jones, EdD Member Bay Area Center for Independent Living
Rebecca Little Consumer Direct Support Professional
Rachel London Member Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
Hunter McIntyre Consumer Family Member
Matthew Plantz Consumer Self-Advocate
Millie Santos Consumer Direct Support Professional
Audrey Sellers Member Disability Rights Maryland
James Williams, Jr. Consumer Family Member

Kennedy Krieger Institute Staff

Name Title Department
Miya Asato, MD Vice President Training Administration (LEND)
Cindy Ibarra Administrative Coordinator MCDD
Mallory Legg, Esq. Director MCDD
Christopher Mason-Hale Community Advocate MCDD
Megan Meck, MS Project Manager MCDD
Kendall Murphy Staff Attorney MCDD
Kristine Nellenbach Resource Finder MCDD
Mirian Ofondedu, PhD Training Director MCDD
James Orman Program Coordinator MCDD
Mat Rice Advocacy Coordinator People On the Go Maryland
Jackie Stone, PhD Chief Clinical Officer Clinical Programs and Inpatient Services
Valeria Tskhay Training Coordinator MCDD
Maureen van Stone, Esq., MS Director MCDD
Tracy Waller Staff Attorney MCDD
Tracy Wright Training Coordinator People On the Go Maryland