Adult Public Guardianship Review Board

Meetings

  • Afternoon meetings, typically lasting a few hours
  • Biannually in April and October
  • 207 S. 3rd Street
    Denton, MD 21629

Members

Name Role Type Term Term
Start
Term
End
Kelly Callahan Member Nonprofit Organization
Fourth 3/1/05 2/28/17
Dale Oberander Member
Local Department Fourth
3/1/08 4/17/20
Walter Palmer, III Member
Lawyer Third 3/1/08 2/28/17
Vacant
Member
Psychiatrist


Linda Spear, RN Member
Public Health Nurse Second 12/1/08 6/30/18
Vacant
Member
Physician


Joann Staples Member
Private Citizen
Third 3/1/08 4/17/20
 Berl Lovelace
 Member  Private Citizen
 Third
 4/18/17  4/17/20
Donna Dear
Member
Person with Disability
Second
4/18/17
4/17/20
Joy Patchett
Member
Disabilities Professional
Second
4/18/17
4/17/20


 Composition


The board consists of the following 11 members:
  • One shall be a lawyer
  • One shall be a person with a physical disability
  • One shall be a professional in the field of disabilities
  • One shall be a professional representative of a local nonprofit social service organization
  • One shall be a professional representative of a local department
  • One shall be a public health nurse
  • One shall be a representative of a local commission on aging
  • Two shall be lay individuals
  • Two shall be physicians, including one psychiatrist from a local health department

Election

Candidates will be gathered with dual efforts of the Board Liaison and the Commissioners Office before submitting names for the commissioners approval. 


Term of Office


The term of a member is three years. At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies. A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

Charge / Authority

(Maryland Code, Family Law Article § 14-401)
The Adult Public Guardianship Review Board shall regularly review each guardianship that a public agency holds in order to recommend the guardianship be continued, modified or terminated.

Customer Attorneys

Jenning & Treff


(Jennifer Treff / Sharon Jennings)
109 S. Second St.
Denton, MD 21629

Ph: 410-479-2800
Fx: 410-822-2801

 

Mary Sellers


Upper Shore Aging, Inc.
100 Schauber Road
Chestertown, MD 21620

Ph: 410-778-7180
Cell: 410-778-6000

Osvaldina Daly


Caroline County DSS
P.O. Box 100
Denton, MD 21629
Email

Ph: 410-819-4500

Sharon Donahue

Attorney
11724 Ocean City Gateway #3
Ocean City, MD 21842

Ph: 410-208-9999

Dotsey Matey


Caroline County DSS
P.O. Box 100
Denton, MD 21629
Email

Ph: 410-819-4962