About The Board

The State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Administrators (hereinafter “the Board”) consists of 12 members, of which 6 are representatives from various state agencies involved in the licensing and monitoring of residential child care programs. The Governor appointments six members of which 3 are residential child care program administrators,1 Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner and 2 are consumer members.

The term of board member is 4 years. A board member may not serve more than 2 consecutive full terms. Board members must be residents of the State.

The consumer members may not (1) be a residential child care program administrator; (2) have a household member who is a residential child care program administrator; (3) have a household member who participates in a commercial or professional field related to administering a residential child care program; and (4) have had within 2 years before appointment a substantial financial interest in a program regulated by Maryland Department of Health and or Developmental Disabilities Administrations, Department of Human Services or the Department of Juvenile Services.

Board Members

Krystal Holland, Chair, Certified Program Administrator
Janet Furman, Vice Chair, MDH, Developmental Disabilities Administration
Nicole Smith, Secretary, Certified Program Administrator
William J. Frank, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Disabilities
Darlene Ham, Department of Human Services
Caroline Jones, Program Administrator, MDH, Behavioral Health Administration
Sheila Philip, Maryland State Department of Education
Dorenzer Thomas, Certified Program Administrator
Sonya White – Norman, Department of Juvenile Services
Ada Pearl Thomas, Consumer
Brady Daniels, Consumer
VACANT- Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner



CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECK

All individuals seeking certification from the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals (“State Board”) must submit to a State and national criminal history record check (Health Occupations Article, §20-302C and COMAR 10.57.02 and COMAR 10.57.03) executed at a CJIS operated live scan fingerprint site or one of the CJIS approved private providers authorized pursuant to COMAR 12.15.05 to collect and submit live fingerprints.

The State Board’s authorization number through the Criminal Justice Information System – Central Registry (CJIS-CR) is 0800001123 and the Board’s ORI number MD920520Z

Criminal history record information obtained is sent directly to the State Board and to you. No information regarding your criminal history is made available to the private provider who initiated your criminal history record check.

A receipt from the private provider or CJIS-CR is sufficient documentation that you have initiated your criminal history record check. Your application, however, will not be processed until the results of the criminal history background check are received by the State Board. Positive results will require detailed explanations and court sealed records forward to the State Board.