Address: 6 Saint Paul Street | Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: (410) 767-8600                            

Toll Free: (800) 637-6247

FAX: (410) 333-1841              

Text Telephone (TTY): (410) 333-1737

Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Intake Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 PM.

Field Locations

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Quick Find:    Administrative Services  General Counsel  Case Processing 

                            Housing   Mediation   Commissioners    Intake   Investigations 

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Executive Department    

                  

Executive Director

Henry B. Ford

(410) 767-8563

 

Deputy Director

James Neil Bell

(410) 767-8585

 

General Counsel

Glendora Hughes

(410) 767-8572

 

Assistant Director

Benny F. Short

(410) 767-8565

 

Executive Assistant

Jeanne Weaver

(410) 767-8573

 

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Commissioners

 

The Maryland Commission on Human Relations (MCHR) is governed by a nine-member Commission appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Maryland State Senate. Title 20 of the State Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland (Title 20) provides that the Commission, in addition to its enforcement responsibilities, may hold hearings and initiate surveys to determine the scope of human relations problems, and to make recommendations for resolving them. Commission members are appointed to serve six-year terms. The Commission meets at least once a month to set policy and review programmatic initiatives.

 

Commissioners Main Contact Telephone Number

(410) 767-8601

 

Norman I. Gelman, Chairperson, was appointed to the Commission on November 1998. He resides in Montgomery County. Commissioner Gelman's term expires on 2009.

 

Shawn M. Wright, Esq. Vice-Chairperson, was appointed to the Commission on October 15, 2007.  She resides in Prince George's County. Commissioner Wright's term expires on July 2013.

 

Robert L. Baum, was appointed to the Commission on June 2011. He resides in Montgomery County. Commissioner Baum's term expires on June 2017.

 

Doris Cowl, was appointed to the Commission on March, 2008.  She resides in Baltimore County. Commissioner Cowl's term expires on July 2011.

 

Joyce DeLaurentis, was appointed to the Commission on March, 2008.  She resides in Talbot County. Commissioner DeLaurentis' term expires on March 2013.

 

Dr. Kanan H. Hudhud, was appointed to the Commission on July, 2009.  He resides in Frederick County. Commission Hudhud's term expires on 2013.

 

Gina McKnight-Smith, was appointed to the Commission on June 2011. She resides in Baltimore County. Commission McKnight-Smith's term expires on June 2015 .

 

Gary C. Norman, was appointed to the Commission on December, 2009.  He resides in Baltimore City. Commission Norman's term expires on July 2011.

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Office of the General Counsel

 

General Counsel

Glendora Hughes

(410) 767-8572

 

Training Specialist

Keith Merkey

(410) 767-8560

 

Commercial Non-Discrimination Unit

Assistant General Counsel

Terrence Artis

(410) 767-8606

 

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Case Processing Department

 

Deputy Director

James Neil Bell

(410) 767-8585

 

Intake Unit

Unit Supervisor

Joann Cole

(410) 767-8561

 

Human Relations Representative

Valeri McNeal

(410) 767-8583

 

Human Relations Representative

Gloria Klatt

(410) 767-8611

 

Human Relations Representative

Maria Andrews

(410) 767-8577

 

Human Relations Representative Assistant

Joann Nixon

(410) 767-8599

 

Receptionist

Octavia Marshall

(410) 767-8050

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Investigation Units

 

Unit Supervisor

Linda Mason

(410) 767-8602

 

Human Relations Representative

Gary Monroe

(410) 767-8608

 

Human Relations Representative

Willie Owens

(410) 767-8605

 

Human Relations Representative

Gregory Logan

(410) 767-8609

 

Human Relations Representative

David Pavanal

(410) 767-6547

 

Human Relations Representative

Deanna Zavala

(410) 767-8607

 

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Field Office Supervisor

Catherine Skaggs

(301) 797-8521

 

Human Relations Representative

Barbara Green

(301) 791-3014

 

Human Relations Representative

Bonnie Hernandez

(301) 880-2740

 

Human Relations Representative

Linda Watkins-Henry

(410) 713-3612

 

Human Relations Representative

Carlos Loria

(410) 822-3030 extension 345

 

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Mediation Unit

Mediation Program Director

Tara Taylor

(410) 767-6459

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Expedited Process Investigations Unit

Human Relations Representative

Cleveland Horton

(410) 767-8591

 

Human Relations Representative

Lisa Chanel

(410) 767-8603

 

Human Relations Representative

Delinda Johnson-Wood

(410) 767-8600

 

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Administrative Services Department

 

Administrative Services Unit

Assistant Director

Benny F. Short

(410) 767-8565

 

Administrative Officer

Barbara Wilson

(410) 767-8565

 

Human Resources Coordinator

Isora Cook

(410) 767-8567

 

Fiscal Services Coordinator

Jose Cartera

(410) 767-8568

 

Fiscal Specialist

Renee Hickman

(410) 767-8566

 

Data Management Unit

Information Technology Coordinator

Deshaun Steele

(410) 767-8569

 

Information Technology Specialist

Keith Witte

(410) 767-8570

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