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MSCCA Standing Committees

All committees, except as noted, are open to any member of MSCCA who would like to participate. Active participation in the work of the Association is a great way to expand your network of contacts, gain new skills and knowledge, and earns 1 Professional Activity Unit as part of your Child Care Credential. If you are interested in assisting with any committee effort, please contact the Committee Chair or Chris Peusch at 410-820-9196 or email at mscca1@comcast.net!

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee are the elected officers responsible for the management of the Association. The members also are part of the full Board of Directors, but their duties as officers are to see to the execution of the policies set by the Board. They develop recommendations on financial and policy matters for the Board. Each officer, with exception of the President, shall chair a standing or ad-hoc committee of the Association. The President shall appoint Standing and Ad Hoc Committee Chairs.

President

Marina Maier
410-296-4880

1st Vice President

Shaun Rose
301-530-4526

2nd Vice President

Lisa Henkel
410-515-8750 Ext 119

Secretary

Jennifer Dorsey
443-835-0738

Treasurer

Deb Kamplain
410-859-3200

Immediate Past President

Jennifer Nizer
410-336-2902

Administration and Bylaws

Responsible for maintaining the Association’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws current with changes in the corporate and tax laws; develops revisions to improve the administration and efficiency of the Association’s operations. All revisions to the MSCCA Bylaws are submitted to the full membership and shall be adopted by a two-thirds vote of the membership.

Committee Members: Executive Committee Members Only

Legislative

Responsible for developing recommendations for the Board on MSCCA positions on legislation at the Federal, State, and County level, and for educating public officials about issues important to MSCCA members. The Committee members meet with legislators to discuss pending legislation that affects MSCCA members and to ensure they understand the role and importance of professional licensed child care centers.

Co-Chairs: Chuck Wainwright, Emeritus and Christina Peusch, Executive Director

Membership & Membership Services

Responsible for maintaining and expanding the membership in MSCCA, including Associate Members, who are businesses that provide goods and services to child care centers. The Committee develops member service programs and promotions, as well as recruitment vehicles. The Committee works closely with the Professional Development Committee to promote member participation in the conferences. The Committee also maintains liaison with the Chapter Presidents to ensure that they have the support and information they need to operate effectively and serve members in their local areas.

Chair: 2nd Vice President: Christy Lewis

Public Relations/Communications

Responsible for the overall direction of the Association’s communications to its members and to the general public. Produces the Association’s newsletter, Center Connections, which is published quarterly. Contributing articles and material to the newsletter earns 2 Professional Activity Credits.

Chair: Pending Vice Chair: Marina Maier

Nominating

(Members are set in MSCCA Bylaws) Responsible for recruiting and recommending candidates to the membership for election as Officers of the Association and as members of the Board of Directors.

Past President, Chair: Barry Benesch and Jennifer Nizer, Past and Present Chapter Presidents: Dodi Manley, Christy Lewis, Jennifer Dorsey, Ruthie Claytor One Board Member: Cathy Neville

Professional Development

Responsible for the planning and execution of the Association’s education programs for members, including programs to assist members and their staff to obtain the Child Care Credential. The major activity is the planning and execution of the Association’s two major conferences – the Spring Conference in late April and the Fall Symposium in mid-October.

Co-Chairs: Christy Lewis Committee: Deb Kamplain, Jenn Davis, Cindy Nissley, Bonnie Hendershot, Tara Bartosz, Barry Benesch, Marina Maier, and Christina Peusch

Regulations

Responsible for reviewing and analyzing proposed regulations affecting MSCCA members. The Committee members represent MSCCA on Child Care Administration committees and task forces. They gain a first-hand working knowledge of CCA activities, provide input on proposed regulations, and advocate for the interests of MSCCA members.

Chair: Cindy Nissley

Task Force and Program Oversight

Responsible for attending various state level meetings and reporting back to the Board about updates, changes and any additions that need to be considered by the MSCCA Board and its members. Appropriate action will be considered by the Board and distributed to all MSCCA members. Current list of committees are subject to change: Judy Hoyer, Quality Rating Index System, Universal Pre-K, Office of Child Care Training

Co-Chairs: Chuck Wainwright and Christina Peusch

Community Outreach

Responsible for reporting to Board about community needs and outreach programs related to children and families throughout the state of Maryland. The committee will decide how MSCCA may participate and/or assist in various community outreach projects to best serve our membership. Committee is responsible for collaborating with partners to make a difference in communities across Maryland and to build a reputation of service and compassion.

Co-Chairs: Chapter Presidents

Business Advisory Council/Committee

Responsible for advising the Board about opportunities for partnerships, grants for not for profits and tax deductible donations that would be used to provide scholarships, training, community outreach needs, increase all levels of membership with the MSCCA organization and further legislative action that will benefit members as well as the children and families we serve in the state of Maryland. Additionally, the Council will enhance networking opportunities for all of our members and mentor members and programs to achieve their goals.

Co-Chairs: Barry Benesch and Chuck Wainwright

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