Council for Children & Youth

Active Members

NameTerm Expiration
Donna BergerDecember 31, 2023
Doug BishopDecember 31, 2023
Dana BarnhartDecember 31, 2023
Iris CarterDecember 31, 2023
Nicole Chase-PowellDecember 31, 2023
Jennifer CrossleyDecember 31, 2023
Dorine FassettDecember 31, 2023
Dawn FraserDecember 31, 2021
Pennie GillDecember 31, 2023
Patricia HacklemanDecember 31, 2022
Angela PriceDecember 31, 2023
Mary Beth JohnsonDecember 31, 2023
Elizabeth MillerDecember 31, 2023
Jone TaylorDecember 31, 2023
Julie VallecilloDecember 31, 2023

Supportive Members

Julie Vallecillo

Dana BarnhartDecember 31, 2023
Barbara Baxter
Joan Brooks
Cheryl Bush
Dorothy CarpenterDecember 31, 2023
Shirley Chase
Mike Clark
Susan Coppage
Judy Corchiarino
Stella Lee CoulbourneDecember 31, 2022
Amy Cummins
Carol D'Agostino
Jennifer Doege
Phil Dumenil
Lynn Engelmeyer
Beth Fallert
Judith Gaston
Mary Ann Gleason
Joe Grabis
Sheriff Gary Hofmann
Kelly Huber
Wayne Humphries
Margaret Kaufman
Bonnie Larrimore
Ann Martin
Kate McCloskey
Kristy Mirando
Debbie Paquin
Chris Perkins
Julie Ranelli
Sally Rosenberry
Sarah Ross
Diane Ryan
Melissa Saperstein
Lynda Thomas
Kim Umberger
Allison WoodDecember 31, 2022
Natasha Wright
Lori Yarbrough


In 1957, the State of Maryland passed legislation requiring all counties to establish Councils for Children and Youth.

The purpose of the council are:

  1. To identify the met and unmet educational, health, and social needs of children and their families.
  2. To assist in the organization of community resources to meet the needs of Queen Anne’s County children and their families.
  3. To act as an advocate for children and their families.


  1. To identify, document, and communicate needs, resources, and priorities of children and youth in Queen Anne’s County and report to the Board of County Commissioners.
  2. To stimulate community awareness and understanding of the needs of children and youth and to renew interest and participate in meeting such needs effectively, and to assist families in knowing and obtaining information about children programs and services in Queen Anne’s County.
  3. To cooperate with other public and private agencies in finding ways to solve the challenges that face the children and youth in Queen Anne’s County for the purpose of identifying duplication’s, inefficiencies, effectiveness of the programs, resources, and unmet needs.
  4. To maintain concern and to make provisions for the developmental needs of children and youth in Queen Anne’s County to include, but not limited to, the intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the youth.

By-laws (PDF)