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    Autism Commission Membership

    One Member of the Senate: Katherine Klausmeier 

    One Member of the House: Kirill Reznik 

    Deputy Sec. for Behavioral Health: Renata Henry 

    State Schools Superintendent or Designee : Marcella Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent and Marjorie Shulbank, Education Program Supervisor, Family Services Interagency Branch, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services

    Secretary of Human Resources or Designee: Dorinda Adams, Program Manager, Office of Adult Services 

    Secretary of Disabilities or Designee: Kelli Cummings, Director of Community Living Policy

    Attorney General or Designee: Kim Cammarata, Assistant AG, Consumer Protection Division

    19 Members to be appointed by the Governor: 

    Two representatives from different institutions of higher learning located in the State who have clinical and research expertise relating to both children and adults with autism:

    • Andrew Egel, PhD, Professor Special Education, University of Maryland

    • Rebecca Landa, PHD Associate Professor Psychiatry, JHU

    An individual employed as a director of special education at a school district located in the state:

    • Ed Feinberg, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

    A diagnostician:

    •  Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D., Children's National Medical Center

    A school psychologist:

    • Denise Cedrone, Frederick County Public Schools

    A physician specializing in pediatrics who practices in the State:

    • Wendell McKay, MD

    Three parents of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, including two parents of an individual under the age of 21 years and one parent of a transitioning youth with autism:

    • Fred Whiton, Jr.

    • Careen Wallace

    • Cynthia M. Hill

    Two adults with autism spectrum disorders:

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    A representative from an association of providers of services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities;  and two members of nonprofit organizations in the state who provide services to individuals or families living with autism spectrum disorders and who together represent the provision of lifespan services: 

    • Dr. Scott Hagaman, MD, Medical Director for the Linwood Center

    • H. Angela Mezzomo, Maryland Speech Language Hearing Association

    • The Honorable Karen Montgomery, CSAAC

    A representative of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council:

    • Rachel London, Director of Children and Family Policy

    A physical therapist licensed by the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners:

    • Cristine Ceely, Physical Therapist, Montgomery County Public Schools

    An occupational therapist licensed by the State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice:

    • Dr. Lisa Crabtree, Occupational Therapist,  Assistant Professor, Towson University

    A representative of a labor organization that represents employees who provide services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders:

    • Debra Perry, President, AFT Healthcare Maryland

    A representative of a health insurer, nonprofit health service plan, or health maintenance organization that does business in the State:

    • Carol Samuels Botts, MD, Kaiser Permanente