Local Management Board (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|
|Ashley Heffernan Kaiser||July 1, 2022||June 30, 2025|
|Pastor Mark Farnell||July 1, 2022||June 30, 2025|
|Jessica Denny||July 1, 2020||June 30, 2023|
|Scott Evans||July 1, 2020||June 30, 2023|
|Justin Hoyt||July 1, 2021||June 30, 2024|
|Patrick Kirk||July 1, 2022||June 30, 2025|
|Deyanira Murga||July 1, 2022||June 30, 2025|
|Cameron Ronayne||July 1, 2021||June 30, 2024|
|Sara Shelley||July 1, 2021||June 30, 2024|
|Colleen Thomas||July 1, 2019||June 30, 2025|
|Mary Ann Thompson||February 15, 2013||June 30, 2023|
|Olivia Tryon||July 1, 2021||June 30, 2024|
|Lauren Kay Weber||July 1, 2020||June 30, 2023|
|Name||Appointed by Position|
|Jason Mullen||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|
|Matt Evans||Board of Education Representative|
|Lauren Scearce||Juvenile Services Representative|
|Bobbi Graef||QAC Health Department Representative|
|Sheriff Gary Hofmann||Office of the Sheriff|
|Lt. Mark Meil||Office of the Sheriff|
|Alex Sweetak||QAC Dept of Social Services|
|Margie Houck||County Commissioner's Office Representative|
|Stephen Palmer||Transit Administrator|
|Audra Cherbonnier||Mid Shore Behavioral Health Representative|
|Dr.Patricia Saelens||Board of Education Superintendent|
|Jone Taylor||Children's Council Representative|
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.
Statement of Separation from Non-Queen Anne’s County Organizations
Participation by any board member or staff person of the Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board, also known as the Community Partnerships for Children and Families, in any community activity, community event, committee meeting or non-Queen Anne’s County organization or other outside agency does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any opinions, statements, services or activities resulting from or expressed during such activities. Additionally, such entities mentioned above are not directly accountable to the Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board or Queen Anne’s County Government.