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Commission on Children and Youth: Membership 2018-2019

The Commission on Children and Youth is comprised of 27 members, all who are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.  Twenty-two of the members are divided equally to represent the following categories:  1) individuals with recent experience in agencies providing services to children and youth 2) youth and young adults from Montgomery County, and 3) parents of children and youth who live in Montgomery County.  The remaining five members are ex-officio representatives from the following departments: 1) a representative from the public school system 2) a representative from an independent school in Montgomery County 3) a representative from the Department of Recreation and 4) two representatives from Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.  Each commissioner serves a three year term with the option of serving two full terms.  Youth commissioners serve a one year term with the option of serving two full terms. 

Parent Representatives

Cecily Darden Adams
Shruti Bhatnagar
Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune
Lynne Harris
Assya Pascalev
Eric Rossen

Agency Representatives

Kirsten Andersen, Chair                       YMCA Youth & Family Services
Karen Duffy, Vice Chair                        EveryMind
Chloe Perez                                              Hearts and Home for Youth


Youth Representatives

7 vacant positions

Ex Officio Representatives 

Jerome Jackson, Montgomery County Department of Recreation
Renae McPherson, Montgomery County Public Schools
Vacant, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Services
Debra Iwanczuk, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, School Health Services
Vacant, Indepent School Representative

Commission Staff  

Erin Stillwell, Program Manager, Commission on Children and Youth
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 200
Rockville, MD  20852
240-777-1716

erin.stillwell@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

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