NFBMD Affiliate, Chapter, and Division Leadership and Governance

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland (NFBMD) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization registered in the State of Maryland. It is an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind and is governed by an affiliate Board of Directors, which is elected according to the provisions of the affiliate constitution. Maryland also has ten chapters and four divisions, each of them an affiliated entity within the governance of the NFB of Maryland. Each chapter and division operates according to its own constitution and elects a Board of Directors according to that constitution. All chapters and divisions operate as part of the NFB of Maryland. 



NFB of Maryland Board of Directors

President: Ronza Othman

First Vice President: Deborah Brown

Second Vice President: Christopher Danielsen

Secretary: Judy Rasmussen

Treasurer: Jenivieve White

Board Members:

Qualik Ford

Sharon Maneki

James Garret Mooney

Melissa Riccobono

Mildred Rivera

Marguerite Woods


NFBMD At Large Chapter

President: Marguerite Woods

Vice President: Sondra Burchette

Secretary: Danielle Earl

Treasurer: Sharon Maneki

Board Members:

Daniel Johnson

Judy Nelson


NFBMD Baltimore County Chapter

President: Dezman Jackson

Vice President: Latonya Phipps

Secretary: Paige Trammel

Treasurer: David Reichert

Board Members:

Mildred Rivera

Laura Shroyer

Sabrina Washington


NFBMD Central Maryland Chapter

President: Matthew Yanuzzi

Vice President: Sharon Maneki

Secretary: Mercy Rao

Treasurer: Alfred Maneki

Board Members:

Graham Mehl

Janice Forbes


NFBMD Eastern Shore Chapter

President: Heather Guy

Vice President: Lydia Richardson

Secretary: Amy Crouse

Treasurer: Virginia Bender

Board Members:

Francis Copper

Gregory Tyler


NFBMD Greater Baltimore Chapter

President: Christopher Danielsen

First Vice President: Tyron Bratcher

Second Vice President: Ellen Ringlein

Secretary: Sherria Young-Smith

Treasurer: Lou Ann Blake

Board Members:

William Borner

Tracey Hall Hennigan

Dezman Jackson

Edwin Jackson


NFBMD Greater Carroll County Chapter

President: Brian Kessling

Vice President: Susan Penn

Secretary: David Hall

Treasurer: Christine Day

Board Members:

Charles Biebl

Christopher Nusbaum


NFBMD National Harbor Chapter

President: Amber Woods

First Vice President: Eric Phifer

Second Vice President: Rosalind Mackall

Secretary: Sharon Dillard

Treasurer: Angela Woods

Board Members:

Joyce Brooks

Ava Farabee

Michelle Hughes

Gregory Martin


NFBMD Sligo Creek Chapter

President: Deborah Brown

Vice President: Denise Rush

Secretary: Theresa Nettles

Treasurer: Benjamin Danforth

Board Members:

Renee Donalvo Carlson

Michelle Lindsey

Theresa Powers

Janice Toothman



President: Meleah Jensen

Vice President: Scott White

Secretary: Ellen Ringlein

Treasurer: Jesse Shirek

Board Members:

Mildred Rivera

Jenivieve White

Joel Zimba


NFBMD Western Maryland Chapter

President: Wendy Ruth

Vice President: Robert Morgan

Secretary: Patrick Gormley

Treasurer: Cynthia Holden


Maryland Association of Blind Merchants Division

President: Melba Taylor

First Vice President: Patricia Homan Eitington

Second Vice President: Steven Brand

Secretary: Tassie Thompson

Treasurer: Andre Sconion

Board Members:

Michael Bullis

Michael Gosse


Maryland Association of Blind Students Division

President: Qualik Ford

Vice President: Naudia Graham

Secretary: Jessica Wilson

Treasurer: Noah White

Board Members:

Sewjen Dhakal

Tyler Hoppe


Maryland Parents of Blind Children Division

President: James Garret Mooney

First Vice President: Teresa Graham

Second Vice President: Christine Day

Secretary: Melissa Sheeder

Treasurer: Stephanie Cascone

Board Members:

Brittany Bomboy

Monica Rao

Melissa Riccobono

Domonique Sanders


Maryland Senior Issues Division

President: Marguerite Woods

Vice President: Michael Bullis

Secretary: Danielle EArl

Treasurer: Ellen Ringlein

Board Members:

Aloma Bouma

Roxanne Griffin

Barry Hond