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                            Advisory Committee Members

Ellen Abramson                                  Donna Cain
Coordinator, Extended IFSP                      Teacher, D/HOH
Maryland State Dept of Education                Prince George’s County Public Schools
Division of Special Education/EIS               Thomas Claggett Elementary School
200 West Baltimore Street                       2001 South Addison Road
Baltimore, MD 21201                             District Heights, MD 20747
Work: (410) 767-                                Work: (301) 499-7057
E-mail:              Email:

Karen Andrews                                   Margie Cernitz
Section Chief                                   Instructional Specialist
Maryland State Dept of Education                Hearing and Vision Programs
Division of Special Education/EIS               Montgomery County Public Schools
200 West Baltimore Street                       Gaithersburg Middle School
Baltimore, MD 21201                             2 Teachers’ Way
Work: (410) 767-0792                            Gaithersburg, MD 20877
E-mail:               Work: (301) 670-2250 (v/tty)
Patricia Bangs-Wilson
Department of the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing          Dr. Sheryl Cooper
Baltimore City Public Schools                   Director, Deaf Studies Program
200 E. North Avenue, Room 326                   Dept of Audiology, Speech-Language
Baltimore, MD 21202                             Pathology, and Deaf Studies
Work: (410) 396-8562                            Towson University
Email:              8000 York Rd.
                                                Towson, MD 21252
Tom Barkley                                     Work: (410) 704-2436
Transition Specialist                           E-mail:
Maryland State Dept of Education
Division of Special Education/EIS               Cheri Dowling
200 West Baltimore Street                       Partners for Success
Baltimore, MD 21201                             Maryland School for the Deaf
Work: (410) 767-0231                            Steiner Building, Room 207
E-mail:               Columbia Campus
                                                8169 Old Montgomery Road
Nancy Barton                                    Columbia, MD 21044
Parent                                          Work: (410) 480-4597
11512 Morning Ride Drive                        E-mail:
Potomac, MD 20854
Home: (301) 216-1224
Karen Ehrhardt Lloyd                         Olivia Hill
Program Head- Vision Services                Audiologist
Howard County Public Schools                 Charles County Public Schools
10598 Marble Faun Court                      F.B. Gwynn Educational Center
Columbia, MD 21044                           5998 Radio Station Road
Work: (410) 313-7022                         LaPlata, MD 20646
Email:                 Work: (301) 753-1745
Robin Farinholt
Principal (Retired)                          Dr. Colette Horn
495 Center Street                            School Psychologist
Westminster, MD 21157                        Harford County
Home: (410)                                  John Archer School
Email:                  100 Thomas Run Road
                                             Bel Air, MD 21015
Karen Frank                                  Work: (410) 638-3810
Coordinator, Early Childhood                 E-mail:
The Maryland School for the Blind
3501 Taylor Avenue                           Tandra Hunter-Payne
Baltimore, MD 21236                          Program Manager
Work: (410) 444-5000 x378                    Visually Impaired & Deafblind Services
Email:                 Maryland State Dept. of Education
                                             Division of Rehabilitation Services
Glenn Grayman                                2301 Argonne Drive
Family Support Services Coordinator          Baltimore, MD 21218
Maryland State Department of Education       Work: (410) 554-9107
Division of Special Education/EIS            E-mail:
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595                     Joann Levy
Work: (410) 767-0267                         Parent
E-mail:            8 Farmhouse Road
                                             Baltimore, MD 21208
Joyce Harai                                  Cell: (410) 491-5878
Special Educator                             Email:
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Central Special School                       Dr. Lynn Mainzer
140 Stepney Lane                             Deputy Director
Edgewater, MD 21037                          Center for Technology Education
Work: (410) 956-5885                         Johns Hopkins University
Email:                   6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 302
                                             Columbia, MD 21046
Marny Helfrich                               Work: (410) 312-3825
Professional Development Facilitator         E-mail:
Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
7484 Candlewood Road
Suite R
Hanover, MD 21076
Work: (410) 859-5400
Amy Morrell                             Bonnie Smith-May
Enhanced Services Coordinator           Parent
The Maryland School for the Blind       770 McHenry Street
3501 Taylor Avenue                      Baltimore, MD 21230
Baltimore, MD 21236                     Home: (410) 576-0834
Work: (410) 444-5000 x220               Email:
                                        Elizabeth Spiers
Sarah Nelinson                          Director of Information Services
Consumer                                American Association of the Deaf-Blind
8 Farmhouse Road                        8630 Fenton Street, Suite 121
Baltimore, MD 21208                     Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
Cell: (443) 682-4800                    Work: (301) 495-4403, 4402 (TTY)
Email:       E-mail:

Nancy Patton                            Dr. Jennifer Smith Stepanek
Vision Instructional Specialist         Consultant
Prince George's County Public Schools   1813 Piccard Drive
Oxon Hill Staff Development Center      Rockville, MD 20850
7711 Livingston Road, Suite D           Work: (301) 926-5281
Oxon Hill, MD 20745                     Email:
Work: (301) 567-8600
E-mail:               Maryann Swann
Kathy Pongor                            Family Education and Early Childhood
Teacher, D/HOH                          Maryland School for the Deaf
Clerc Center, #KDES 2801                Columbia Campus
800 Florida Avenue NE                   8169 Old Montgomery Road
Washington, DC 20002                    Columbia, MD 21044
Work: (202) 651-5031                    Work: (410) 480-4545
Email:       Email:

Steven Salembene                        Lisa Wright
Parent                                  Statewide Vision/Low Incidence Specialist
824 Petem Rd                            Maryland State Department of Education
Kingsville, MD 21087-1037               Division of Special Education/EIS
(443) 799-1441                          200 West Baltimore Street                   Baltimore, MD 21201
                                        Work: (410) 767-0812
Pauletta Sheppard                       Email:
7804 Lois Court
Adamstown MD 21710
(301) 831-8426
Connections Project
University of Maryland
Department of Special Education
1308 Benjamin Building
College Park, MD 20742

Dr. Diane Kelly
Project Director
Work: (301) 405-7915

Donna Riccobono
Project Coordinator
Work: (301) 405-0482

Sandra Newcomb
Technical Assistance Specialist
Work: (301) 405-6476

Susan Wyatt
Administrative Assistant
Work: (301) 405-5304

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