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.

Members

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
Eric Daniels
July 1, 2016
June 30, 2019
Mark Farnell
July 1, 2013
June 30, 2019
Lee Franklin
July 14, 2012
June 30, 2018
Michelle Johnson
July 1, 2013
June 30, 2019
Carrie O'Connor
July 1, 2015
June 30, 2018
Vincent Radosta
July 1, 2008
June 30, 2018
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
Brad Engel
Board of Education Representative
Joe Grabis
Juvenile Services Representative

QAC Transit Administrator
Sheriff Gary Hofmann
Office of the Sheriff
Margie Houck
County Commissioner's Office Representative
Megan PinderMid Shore Behavioral Health Representative
Claire Johnson
Student Member
Dr. Andrea Kane
Board of Education Superintendent


Duties

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.

By-laws (PDF)

Visit the Local Management Board page for more information.