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Commission on Children and Youth

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 a private 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. 

2017-2018 Commission Members

Parent Representatives

Cecily Darden Adams, Co-Vice Chair
Liany Arroyo
Shruti Bhatnagar, Co-Vice Chair
Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune
Lynne Harris
Nora Ludden
Assya Pascalev
Eric Rossen

Agency Representatives

Kirsten Andersen                                    YMCA Youth & Family Services
Owoade Ayorinde                                   Creative Learning Strategist
Quajalyn Amos                                        Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Karen Duffy                                              EveryMind
Elizabeth McGlynn                                  Girls on the Run, Montgomery County
Chloe Perez                                              Hearts and Home for Youth
Carolyn Tamarkin                                   Montgomery County Collaboration Council

Youth Representatives

Annieka Attah
William Chen
Serena Debesai
Laura Espinoza
Stella Masucci
Sinclaire Redding

Ex Officio Representatives 

Vacant, Montgomery County Department of Recreation
Tamara Niedomanski, Montgomery County Public Schools
Rachel Kavanagh, 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, Private 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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