Commission on Child Care


The members of the Commission are appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by the County Council.  The Commission has 17 voting members and six to eight  nonvoting members. Of the voting members, seven are providers of child care services, five are parents of children receiving child care services, and five are selected from the business community and general public.  Each member serves a three-year term with the option to serve two full terms. 

Commission Membership for 2022-2023

Voting Members:

Parent Representatives

Allison Fialkov
Jennifer Penrose

Provider Representatives

Tracey Clay
Elka Forbes
Tara Phillips
Lesley Romanoff

Business and General Public Representatives

L'Ornya Bowie
Dr. Gearline Bryan
Millard Brandon Howard
Nagwa Rizk

Non-Voting Members

Jennifer Arnaiz, Department of Health and Human Services, Early Childhood Services
Vacant, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Laurie Moran, Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care
Yvonne Iscandari, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Eligibility and Support Services
William Polman, Community Use of Public Facilities                                                                                                                                                                                                           
​Vacant, Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families
Verna Washington, Montgomery County Public Schools, Pre-K/Start Programs

Staff to the Commission
Erin Stillwell, Department of Health and Human Services, Early Childhood Services