Maryland Higher Education Commission
Staff Directory

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 
Academic Affairs, Research, Private Career Schools, Finance
Phone: 410-767-3301 Toll Free: 1-800-974-0203
Tenth Floor Fax: (410) 332-0270
  
Office of Student Financial Assistance 
Phone: 410-767-3300 Toll Free: 1-800-974-0203
Ground Floor Fax: (410) 332-0252 and (410) 332-0250
TTY or text telephone users contact MHEC via Maryland Relay  (Dial 7-1-1 or 800-735-2258)

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Alphabetical Listing
Name Position Title Phone Email
Linda Asplin Program Administrator - Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3122 lasplin@mhec.state.md.us
Stephanie Baker Education Analyst-Career/Workforce Education-Planning and Academic Affairs 410-767-3297 sbaker@mhec.state.md.us
David Beard Finance Policy Analyst 410-767-3086 dbeard@mhec.state.md.us
Shamara Bownes Program Specialist - Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3199 sbownes@mhec.state.md.us
Robyn Brayton Sr. Systems Specialist - Information Systems 410-767-3106 rbrayton@mhec.state.md.us
Carl Brooks Program Administrator - Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3245 cbrooks@mhec.state.md.us
Ronda Brown Administrative Assistant-Career/Workforce Education 410-767-3403 rbrown@mhec.state.md.us
Jeffrey Cann Director of Budget and Administration 410-767-3044 jcann@mhec.state.md.us
Sandy Carrera Administrative Officer - Office of Administrative Service 410-767-3088 scarrera@mhec.state.md.us
Dawn Costigan Program Administrator - Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3124 dcostiga@mhec.state.md.us
Peggy Daw Nurse Support Program Coordinator 410-767-3372 pdaw@mhec.state.md.us
Dave DelGaudio Assistant Director-Office of Information Systems 410-767-3104 ddelgaud@mhec.state.md.us
Bill Dowling Systems Specialist - Information Systems 410-767-3103 wdowling@mhec.state.md.us
Benee Edwards Outreach and Grants Management Coordinator 410-767-3377 bedwards@mhec.state.md.us
Isaiah Ellis College Access Administrative Aide - Outreach & Grants Management 410-767-3350 iellis@mhec.state.md.us
Jon Enriquez Associate Director of Research and Policy Analysis 410-767-3094 jenrique@mhec.state.md.us
Greg FitzGerald Special Assistant to the Secretary 410-767-3043 gfitzger@mhec.state.md.us
Kimberly Ford Program Administrator - GEAR UP 410-767-3227 kford@mhec.state.md.us
Westley Forsythe Education Policy Analyst - Planning and Academic Affairs 410-767-3270 wforsythe@mhec.state.md.us
Brian Gibbons Veterans Affairs Analyst - Planning and Academic Affairs 410-767-3067 bgibbons@mhec.state.md.us
Trish Gordon-McCown Associate Director, Veteran Affairs-Planning and Academic Affairs 410-767-3098 tmccown@mhec.state.md.us
Shawn Grove Veterans Affairs Analyst-Planning and Academic Affairs 410-767-3091 sgrove@mhec.state.md.us
Joanne Harris Complete College America Administrative Specialist - Research 410-767-3403 jharris@mhec.state.md.us
Dawn Hastings Program Administrator - Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3154 dhasting@mhec.state.md.us
Les Hodgson Staff Accountant - Office of Administrative Services 410-767-3089 lhodgson@mhec.state.md.us
Danette Gerald Howard Secretary of Higher Education 410-767-3043 dhoward@mhec.state.md.us
Parris Jackson Director-Office of Information Systems 410-767-3101 pjackson@mhec.state.md.us
Katrina Johnson Program Administrator, Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3153 kjohnson@mhec.state.md.us
Tonya Johnson Executive Associate to Assistant Secretary-Planning and Academic Affairs 410-767-3312 tjohnson@mhec.state.md.us
Lauren Jones-Lush Director of Academic Affairs 410-767-3268 ljones-lush@mhec.state.md.us
David Jorgenson Education Analyst-Career/Workforce Education 410-767-3293 djorgens@mhec.state.md.us
Amy Kania Education Analyst-Career/Workforce Education 410-767-3296 akania@mhec.state.md.us
Dean Kendall Associate Director of Workforce Development 410-767-3284 dkendall@mhec.state.md.us
Sue Koch Program Specialist-Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3155 skoch@mhec.state.md.us
La Juan Lee Procurement Officer 410-767-3090 llee@mhec.state.md.us
Patricia Logan Assistant Attorney General 410-767-3313 plogan@mhec.state.md.us
Natalie Lopez Online Education Analyst, Planning and Academic Affairs 410-767-3298 nlopez@mhec.state.md.us
Andrenette Mack-Augins Outreach and Grants Management Manager 410-767-3358 aaugins@mhec.state.md.us
Robert Magee Grants Management Administrative Specialist 410-767-3099 rmagee@mhec.state.md.us
Geoffrey Newman Director - Finance Policy 410-767-3085 gnewman@mhec.state.md.us
Andrew Nichols Director of Research and Policy Analysis 410-767-3095 anichols@mhec.state.md.us
Julie Perrotta Program Supervisor-Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3192 jperrott@mhec.state.md.us
Anthony Reiner Finance and Facilities 410-767-3087 areiner@mhec.state.md.us
Tonja Ringgold Assistant Secretary of Higher Education-Planning and Academic Affairs 410-767-3312 tringgold@mhec.state.md.us
Alexander Robertson Systems Specialist - Information Systems 410-767-3105 aroberts@mhec.state.md.us
Gerrie Rogers Program Administrator - Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3126 grogers@mhec.state.md.us
Genny Segura Senior Education Policy Analyst-Planning and Academic Affairs 410-767-3329 gsegura@mhec.state.md.us
Elaine Shaw-Taylor Administrative Specialist-Academic Affairs 410-767-3388 etaylor@mhec.state.md.us
Catherine Shultz Assistant Attorney General - Principal Counsel 410-767-3311 cshultz@mhec.state.md.us
Miya Simpson Associate Director-Planning and Academic Affairs 410-767-3277 msimpson@mhec.state.md.us
Alexia Smith Program Administrator, Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3203 asmith@mhec.state.md.us
Sean Tierney Research Analyst-Research and Policy Analysis 410-767-3097 stierney@mhec.state.md.us
Lee Towers Director - Legislative Affairs 410-767-3059 ltowers@mhec.state.md.us
Pete Tyrell Director-Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3110 ptyrrell@mhec.state.md.us
Elizabeth Urbanski Associate Director-Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3109 eurbansk@mhec.state.md.us
Alexia Van Orden Research Analyst - Research and Policy Analysis 410-767-3096 avanorden@mhec.state.md.us
Melinda Vann Director Outreach & Grants Management 410-767-3269 mvann@mhec.state.md.us
DeNisha Watson Assistant Attorney General 410-767-3309 dwatson@mhec.state.md.us
Monica Wheatley Program Manager-Office of Student Financial Assistance 410-767-3118 mwheatle@mhec.state.md.us
Switchboard Operator 410-767-3300
Switchboard Operator 410-767-3301
 

Staff Directory
Organizational Listing

Administration

Office of Attorney General

Planning and Academic Affairs

Finance Policy

Research and Policy Analysis

Office of Student Financial Assistance

Office of Grants

Office of Information Systems

Office of Administrative Services

 


Administration
Name Position Title Phone Email
Danette Gerald Howard Secretary of Higher Education 410-767-3043 dhoward@mhec.state.md.us
Lee Towers Director - Legislative Affairs 410-767-3059 ltowers@mhec.state.md.us
Greg FitzGerald Special Assistant to the Secretary 410-767-3043 gfitzger@mhec.state.md.us

Office of Attorney General
Name Position Title Phone Email
Catherine Shultz Assistant Attorney General - Principal Counsel 410-767-3311 cshultz@mhec.state.md.us
Patricia Logan Assistant Attorney General 410-767-3313 plogan@mhec.state.md.us
DeNisha Watson Assistant Attorney General 410-767-3309 dwatson@mhec.state.md.us

Planning and Academic Affairs
Name Position Title Phone Email
Tonja Ringgold Assistant Secretary of Higher Education 410-767-3312 tringgold@mhec.state.md.us
Tonya Johnson Executive Associate to Assistant Secretary 410-767-3312 tjohnson@mhec.state.md.us
Lauren Jones-Lush Director of Academic Affairs 410-767-3268 ljones-lush@mhec.state.md.us
Miya Simpson Associate Director 410-767-3277 msimpson@mhec.state.md.us
Genny Segura Senior Education Policy Analyst 410-767-3329 gsegura@mhec.state.md.us
Westley Forsythe Education Policy Analyst 410-767-3270 wforsythe@mhec.state.md.us
Natalie Lopez Online Education Analyst 410-767-3298 nlopez@mhec.state.md.us
Elaine Shaw-Taylor Administrative Specialist 410-767-3388 etaylor@mhec.state.md.us
Dean Kendall Associate Director of Workforce Development 410-767-3284 dkendall@mhec.state.md.us
David Jorgenson Education Analyst-Career/Workforce Education 410-767-3293 djorgens@mhec.state.md.us
Amy Kania Education Analyst-Career/Workforce Education 410-767-3296 akania@mhec.state.md.us
Stephanie Baker Education Analyst-Career/Workforce Education 410-767-3297 sbaker@mhec.state.md.us
Ronda Brown Aministrative Assistant -Career/Workforce Education 410-767-3403 rbrown@mhec.state.md.us
Trish Gordon-McCown Associate Director, Veteran Affairs 410-767-3098 tmccown@mhec.state.md.us
Brian Gibbons Veterans Affairs Analyst 410-767-3067 bgibbons@mhec.state.md.us
Shawn Grove Veterans Affairs Analyst 410-767-3091 sgrove@mhec.state.md.us

Research Analysis
Name Position Title Phone Email
Andrew Nichols Director 410-767-3095 anichols@mhec.state.md.us
Jon Enriquez Associate Director 410-767-3094 jenrique@mhec.state.md.us
Alexia Van Orden Research Analyst 410-767-3096 avanorden@mhec.state.md.us
Sean Tierney Research Analyst 410-767-3097 stierney@mhec.state.md.us
Joanne Harris Complete College America Administrative Specialist 410-767-3403 jharris@mhec.state.md.us

Finance Policy
Name Position Title Phone Email
Geoffrey Newman Director - Finance Policy 410-767-3085 gnewman@mhec.state.md.us
David Beard Finance Policy Analyst 410-767-3086 dbeard@mhec.state.md.us
Anthony Reiner Finance and Facilities 410-767-3087 areiner@mhec.state.md.us

Office of Outreach & Grants Management
Name Position Title Phone Email
Melinda Vann Director Outreach & Grants Management 410-767-3269 mvann@mhec.state.md.us
Andrenette Mack-Augins Outreach and Grants Management Manager 410-767-3358 aaugins@mhec.state.md.us
Peggy Daw Nurse Support Program Coordinator 410-767-3372 pdaw@mhec.state.md.us
Benee Edwards Outreach and Grants Management Coordinator 410-767-3377 bedwards@mhec.state.md.us
Kimberly Ford Program Administrator - GEAR UP 410-767-3227 kford@mhec.state.md.us
Isaiah Ellis College Access Administrative Aide 410-767-3350 iellis@mhec.state.md.us
Robert Magee Grants Management Administrative Specialist 410-767-3099 rmagee@mhec.state.md.us

Office of Student Financial Assistance
Name Position Title Phone Email
Pete Tyrell Director 410-767-3110 ptyrrell@mhec.state.md.us
Elizabeth Urbanski Associate Director 410-767-3109 eurbansk@mhec.state.md.us
Monica Wheatley Program Manager 410-767-3118 mwheatle@mhec.state.md.us
Julie Perrotta Program Supervisor 410-767-3192 jperrott@mhec.state.md.us
Linda Asplin Program Administrator 410-767-3122 lasplin@mhec.state.md.us
Carl Brooks Program Administrator 410-767-3245 cbrooks@mhec.state.md.us
Dawn Hastings Program Administrator 410-767-3154 dhasting@mhec.state.md.us
Gerrie Rogers Program Administrator 410-767-3126 grogers@mhec.state.md.us
Sue Koch Program Specialist 410-767-3155 skoch@mhec.state.md.us
Dawn Costigan Program Administrator 410-767-3124 dcostiga@mhec.state.md.us
Shamara Bownes Program Specialist 410-767-3199 sbownes@mhec.state.md.us
Alexia Smith Program Administrator 410-767-3203 asmith@mhec.state.md.us
Katrina Johnson Program Administrator 410-767-3153 kjohnson@mhec.state.md.us
Switchboard Operator 410-767-3300

Office of Information Systems
Name Position Title Phone Email
Parris Jackson Director 410-767-3101 pjackson@mhec.state.md.us
Dave DelGaudio Assistant Director 410-767-3104 ddelgaud@mhec.state.md.us
Robyn Brayton Sr. Systems Specialist 410-767-3106 rbrayton@mhec.state.md.us
Bill Dowling Systems Specialist 410-767-3103 wdowling@mhec.state.md.us
Alexander Robertson Systems Specialist 410-767-3105 aroberts@mhec.state.md.us

Office of Administrative Services
Name Position Title Phone Email
Jeffrey Cann Director of Budget and Administration 410-767-3044 jcann@mhec.state.md.us
Sandy Carrera Administrative Officer 410-767-3088 scarrera@mhec.state.md.us
La Juan Lee Procurement Officer 410-767-3090 llee@mhec.state.md.us
Les Hodgson Staff Accountant 410-767-3089 lhodgson@mhec.state.md.us

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