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Board of Directors

Maryland Dance Education Association (MDEA)

Executive Committee

President: Sandra Atkinson

(until 10/31/24)

President-Elect: Darryl Pilate

(until 10/31/24)

Past President: Melinda Blomquist

(until 10/31/24)

Secretary: Liz Quiñones

(until 10/31/25)

Treasurer: Jill Vasbinder Morrison

(until 10/31/25)


General Board Members at Large – November 1, 2022 - October 31, 2024

K-12 Administration: Jaclyn Martin (11/1/2021 - 10/31/2023)

K-12 Administrative Understudy: Eva Gonzalez-Dorsey (until 10/31/2023)

K-12 Public Schools: Deidre Nyota Dawkins

K-12 Private/Parochial/Independent Schools: Laura Ward-Moran

Private Studios: Darby Pack

Post-Secondary Education: Elizabeth Higgins

NHSDA Liaison: Christina Collins

Teaching Artist/Professional Company: Franki Graham

Community Organization: Ashlee McKinnon

Student: Allison McKitrick (until 10/31/2023)

Advocacy: Bayardo Martinez (As of 11/1/2021)

Somatics: Alison Seidenstricker

Membership: Lauren Tait

MDEA Founding Board of Directors:

Suzie Henneman -- Bearfoot Consulting, LLC

Karen Kuebler -- Dance Teacher, Baltimore County Public Schools/Adjunct Faculty, Towson University 

Sonia Synkowski -- Dance Resource Teacher, Baltimore County Public Schools

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