Local Management Board (AKA Community Partnerships for Children and Families)
About the Board
The mission of the Local Management Board is to promote a safe, healthy and stable environment for all Queen Anne's County children and families by achieving a comprehensive system of education, health and human services whose effectiveness and responsiveness addresses the needs of children and families through public and private interagency collaboration.
The Queen Anne's County Community Partnerships for Children, a Maryland Local Management Board, evolved from a strong desire of organizations and citizens to work together with a mission to strengthen and preserve children and families.
You can visit the Community Partnerships for Children & Families website for more information about services and upcoming events.
Community Partnerships for Children has 25 members, some of whom are designated by state law because of their positions. Non-designated members serve 3-year terms.
|Name||Date Appointed||Term Expiration|
|Karla Altamirano||July 1, 2016||June 30, 2019|
|Meredith Braden||July 1, 2017||June 30, 2020|
|Mark Farnell||July 1, 2013||June 30, 2019|
|Michelle Johnson||July 1, 2016||June 30, 2019|
|Carrie O'Connor||July 1, 2015||June 30, 2021|
|Vincent Radosta||July 1, 2015||June 30, 2021|
|Laura Roth||July 1, 2017||June 30, 2020|
|Mary Ann Thompson||February 15, 2013||June 30, 2020|
|Mary Walker||July 8, 2014||June 30, 2020|
|Jamie Williams||July 8, 2014||June 30, 2020|
|Name||Appointment by Position|
|Peg Anawalt||Chesapeake College Representative|
|Joan Brooks||QAC Recreation Manager|
|Dr. Joseph Ciotola||QAC Health Officers|
|Susan Coppage||QAC Social Services Director|
|Kathryn Dilley||Mid Shore Behavioral Health Representative|
|Jenifer Dubosq||QAC Social Services Representative|
|Brad Engel||Board of Education Representative|
|Joe Grabis||Juvenile Services Representative|
|Bobbi Graef||QAC Health Department Representative|
|Sheriff Gary Hofmann||Office of the Sheriff|
|Margie Houck||County Commissioner's Office Representative|
|Megan Pinder||Mid Shore Behavioral Health Representative|
|Claire Johnson||Student Member|
|Dr. Andrea Kane||Board of Education Superintendent|
The Queen Anne’s County Partnerships for Children serves as the primary structure for the County to develop and maintain an effective and efficient system of services for children, adolescents and families. Emphasis is placed on prevention, early intervention and community-based service. Priority is given to children and families most at-risk. The Partnership primarily assesses plans, coordinates, monitors and evaluates. It does not function as a direct service provider.
Local Management Board
The Queen Anne’s County Community Partnerships for Children is a Maryland Local Management Board. Local Management Boards were created in 1989 through an Executive Order creating the Subcabinet for Children, Youth and Families. Initially Queen Anne’s County was represented through a multi-county Local Management Board. Recognizing the diverse needs of each jurisdiction and their desire to receive individual attention for their children and families, the Board disbanded in 1997. During the summer of 1997, the County Commissioners approved the Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board as an arm of County government.
Visit the Local Management Board page for more information.