MSEA’s president, vice president, and treasurer are Maryland public educators elected by their fellow MSEA members to lead the association. Each officer may be elected to two consecutive three-year terms.


Cheryl Bost

(443) 433-3677

Vice President

Theresa Mitchell Dudley

(443) 433-3673


Colleen Morris

(443) 433-3680

Executive Director

Sean Johnson

(443) 433-3632

Executive Assistant

Maura Taylor

(443) 433-3675


Lynn Tipton

(443) 433-3683

Center for Organizing and Advocacy

The Center for Organizing and Advocacy coordinates the work of MSEA’s field staff or UniServ Directors, who assist local affiliates in contract negotiations and enforcement and local organizing efforts. The Center’s staff also conducts trainings for members through the Center for Professional Learning, produce research, and develop organizing efforts for education support professional and aspiring educator members.

Assistant, Center for Organizing and Advocacy

Chelsea Akibo-Betts

(443) 433-3623

Managing Director

Josh Ardison

(443) 433-3650

Assistant, Center for Organizing and Advocacy

Alexis Blanco

(443) 433-3674

Managing Director

Elaine Crawford

(443) 433-3649

Organizational Specialist, Equity Organizer

Tina Dove

(443) 433-3637


Daniel Gottheimer

(443) 433-3660

Organizational Specialist, Association Leadership and Organizational Development

Albert Jones

(443) 433-3658

ESP Organizing Specialist

Sean McKillop

(443) 433-3644

UniServ Director/Organizer for Higher Education

Alexandra Michaud

Administrative Assistant

Yusuan Smithson

(443) 433-3636

Assistant Executive Director

Paula Voelker

(443) 433-3653

Center for Public Affairs

The Center for Public Affairs is composed of the Government Relations Department and the Communications Department. Government Relations staff help implement MSEA’s legislative program in Annapolis and also coordinate MSEA’s political work, including campaign development, PAC fundraising, and political organizing. Communications staff develop and coordinate internal and external communications efforts to inform, educate, and advocate on behalf of Maryland educators, students, and public schools.

Organizer, Political and Legislative Affairs

Dan Chambers

(443) 433-3646

Electronic Communications Specialist

Gabrielle Givens

(443) 433-3635

Organizational Specialist, Lobbyist

Christian Gobel

(443) 433-3643

Organizational Specialist, Lobbyist

Lauren Lamb

(443) 433-3645

Assistant, Public Affairs

Noreth Marquez

(443) 433-3638

Assistant Executive Director

Adam Mendelson

(443) 433-3630

Organizer, Political and Legislative Affairs

Kayla Moore

(443) 433-3676

Press Secretary and Policy Research Specialist

Patti Mullins

(443) 433-3684

Organizational Specialist, Publications

Casey Newton

(443) 433-3631

Digital Media Storytelling Specialist

Chris Paige

(433) 433-3640

Organizer, Political and Legislative Affairs

Michael Spahr

(443) 433-3642

Assistant, Government Relations

Delese Spriggs

(443) 433-3634

Managing Director, Political and Legislative Affairs

Samantha Zwerling

(443) 433-3676

Center for Legal Affairs

MSEA attorneys provide legal services and advice to members, to MSEA governing bodies, and to local associations on the full range of individual employment related matters as well as collective bargaining, business operations, and internal elections.

General Counsel

Kristy Anderson

(443) 433-3665

Associate Counsel

Damon Felton

(443) 433-3670

Executive Assistant

Jana Rossetto-Kennedy

(443) 433-3668

Assistant Counsel

Jamie Sapia

(443) 433-3664

Center for Business, Policy, and Operations

The Center for Business Policy and Operations includes the areas of accounting, payroll, membership services, property management, and information technology.


Joseph Addison

(443) 758-7760


Caro Aliangan

(443) 433-3688

Executive Assistant

Tresa Brown

(443) 433-3620

Membership Assistant

Kristy Colvin

(443) 433-3627

Membership Assistant

Mary Kay Cushley

(443) 433-3655

Membership Specialist

Braden Dauer

(443) 433-3612


Toni Frazier

(410) 263-6600

Accounting Assistant

Lanika Harling

(443) 433-3663

IT Help Desk

Lauren Hughes

(443) 433-3616

Managing Director, Human Resources

Bernadette Joe Maddox

(443) 433-3685

Manager, Benefits and Compensation Programs

Patrick Marshall

(443) 433-3678

Accounting Clerk

Janelle Ross

(443) 433-3615

Information Technology/Network Specialist

Clayton Rutkauskas

(443) 433-3614

Membership Assistant

Erin Sakalas

(443) 433-3654

Facilities Supervisor

Chris Watson

(443) 433-3608

Chief Financial Officer

Sarah Wilkerson

(443) 433-3672

Manager of Membership and Data

Peter Witzler

(443) 433-3611

Center for Education Policy and Practice

Assistant Executive Director

Geraldine Duval

(443) 433-3641

Organizational Development Specialist

Danielle Jones

(443) 433-3667

Education Policy Specialist

Queen Nwafor

(443) 433-3657

Assistant, Center for Education Policy and Practice

Jennifer Shreve

(443) 433-3633

Education Policy Specialist

Frank Skinner

(443) 433-3652

Organizational Development Specialist

Evan West

(443) 433-3659