Staff Directory

​​William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-1631

Main: 410.767.8600
Toll free: 1.800.637.6247
Maryland Relay 7-1-1
Fax: 410.333.1841
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm​​

Alvin O. GillardExecutive Director, 410.767.8585
Cleveland L. Horton II, Deputy Director, 410.767.8591
Glendora HughesGeneral Counsel, 410.767.8576
Nicolette YoungAssistant Director, 410.767.8576
Kara N. Hunt, Ph.D.​Director of Education & Outreach, 410.767.7656​
Spencer DoveExecutive Associate, 410.767.8576

Gary C. Norman, Esq., Chairperson
Janssen E. Evelyn, Esq.Vice Chairperson​
Diane E. Bernier
, Commissioner

Eileen M. Levitt, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Commissioner
Rabbi Binyamin Marwick, Commissioner
Magdalena S. Navarro, MSc, Commissioner
Jeff Rosen
, Commissioner
Gina McKnight-Smith, PharmD, MBA, Commissioner
Stephanie Suerth, MPA, CCEP, Commissioner

Glendora HughesGeneral Counsel 
Terrence ArtisAssistant General Counsel
Jaya N. Underwood​, Paralegal

Nicolette YoungAssistant Director
Rene​é HickmanFiscal Specialist
Rosina Garrett​Administrative Specialist

Kara N. Hunt, Ph.D.​Director of Education & Outreach, 410.767.7656
Dia Drake-Sprague​, Education & Outreach Associate, 410.767.8602
Keith MerkeyEducation & Outreach Associate, 410.767.8560
Janiya Proctor, Education & Outreach Assistant

Cleveland L. Horton IIDeputy Director, 410.767.8591
Awilda PenaUnit Supervisor, 410.767.8563
Octavia BrowningCivil Rights Officer, 410.767.8568​ 
Phillip WikesCivil Rights Officer, 410.767.8562
Tarsha Jennings​, Civil Rights Officer, 410.767.8600
Kalina Greene, Office Secretary, 410.767.8600

Cleveland L. Horton IIDeputy Director, 410.767.8591
Cecelia M. Assam
Acting Unit Supervisor, 410.767.8573
Shannon DarrowCivil Rights Officer, 410.767.8587
Tarik Donaldson, ​Civil Rights Officer, 410.767.8312
Ese OgunborCivil Rights Officer, 410.767.6459

Cleveland L. Horton IIDeputy Director, 410.767.8591
Maria AndrewsUnit Supervisor, 410.767.8577​
Ryan Murray, ​Civil Rights Officer, 410.767.8611
Sade SandersCivil Rights Officer, 410.767.8603​
Stephen J. Waters, J.D.​Civil Rights Officer, 410.767.8608​​

Cleveland L. Horton IIDeputy Director, 410.767.8591​
Alesha BellUnit Supervisor, 410.767.8561
Rafiel BowenCivil Rights Officer, 410.767.8597
Atto Commey, J.D.Civil Rights Officer, 410.767.8609​
Jessica Haskins​, ​Civil Rights Officer, 410.767.8605
Gary MonroeCivil Rights Officer, 410.767.8578

​​Contacting the Commission

MCCR can be contacted in several ​ways:

By Mail

6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 900
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-1631

By Telephone
410.767.8600 (Español-marque el 2)
Maryland Relay 7-1-1

By Fax

By Email

MPIA Requests

To file a Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) request, please address correspondence to:

Glendora C. Hughes, General Counsel
Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 900
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-1631

With your MPIA request, please include a charge number (EEOC/HUD/MCCR) and a copy of a bill of complaint filed with a court of jurisdiction.
Fees are 25 cents per copied page plus postage (if mailed). Invoices will be mailed and must be paid in full before the file will be released to the requesting party.


MCCR undertakes every effort to make all of our documents and services available and accessible to the public. For example, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services are available upon request for those with limited English proficiency or that are deaf or hard of hearing. MCCR will also assist with securing an interpreter free of charge if requested in advance of an appointment. MCCR offices are accessible to those with mobility limitations. We welcome your request for an accommodation when utilizing MCCR's services.
If you have a recommendation, inquiry, or feedback regarding how MCCR can be more accessible, please contact Spencer Dove, Executive Associate, by email at or by phone at 410.767.8576.

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