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Staff Updates

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December 22, 2014

Congrats, Law Trainees!

Mallory Finn Project HEALThe MCDD would like to extend a warm congratulations to each of Project HEAL's former law trainees who passed their recent bar examinations. Mallory Finn, Project HEAL's new staff attorney, passed the Maryland bar in October. Other law trainees who passed the Maryland bar examination include Caitlin Biggins, Angus Derbyshire, Hunter McIntyre, Ryan Perna, and Viola Woolums. Lauren Peterson, also a former law trainee, passed the New York bar examination. We are delighted to highlight their accomplishments, and we look forward to sharing their continued success.

Welcome, New Staff!

In August, the MCDD was pleased to bring on board two new staff members. Mallory Finn has accepted the full-time staff attorney position with Project HEAL. Mallory assists with representation of children with disabilities and their families, primarily in special education matters, across Maryland. Megan Reed has accepted the position of MCDD training coordinator, managing the activities of a rigorous developmental disabilities training program for undergraduate and graduate students, representing a wide range of disciplines and universities.

During the spring of 2013, the MCDD hosted Mallory as a volunteer law student. During the summer of 2013, she received a Maryland Public Interest Law Project grant to work for Project HEAL as a law clerk. Mallory continued to work for the MCDD as an intern and volunteer throughout her law school career. Mallory earned her law degree at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in May 2015, and her bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of Delaware.

Megan Reed MCDDMegan Reed is an alumna of Towson University's undergraduate health science program. Currently, she is pursuing a master's degree in community health science at Towson. After completing the MCDD's training program herself in 2013, she worked in a number of departments at Kennedy Krieger before returning to the MCDD full time. Her passion for her work stems from six years of experience working one-on-one with individuals with developmental disabilities for The ARC of Carroll County, a nonprofit organization in her local community.