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Five New Members Join MCDD Community Advisory Council

MCDD Newsletter 2016: Issue One >

On October 13, 2015, five new members, representing professionals, individuals, and family members, joined the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Community Advisory Council. The Council advises the MCDD on its priorities and supports its efforts to carry out its mission.

  • Carol Beatty, Secretary, Maryland Department of Disabilities
  • Sarah Lynn Edwards (Wicomico County), parent of a child with a disability and founder of Eastern Shore Parent Resource Alliance
  • Bernie Simons, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration
  • Jackie Golden (Baltimore County), parent of a young man with disabilities, former executive director of the Inclusion Research Institute, chair of the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, and a former Joseph P. Kennedy Fellow, serving under the leadership of Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)
  • Tracy Wright (Montgomery County), individual with a disability and active member of People On the Go, as well as director of Self-Advocates Network and People Connections at the Arc of Maryland