Board Members

Charles McDaniels, Jr.
Charles McDaniels, Jr.,

Fourth Council District
Appointed July 2011

A lifelong Marylander, Charles McDaniels currently works as a steel sales and technical consultant.  He recently completed a 33-year career as a metallurgical engineer and sales/marketing manager at a Sparrows Point, MD, steel facility.  His educational background includes a bachelor of sciences degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University Maryland.  He is the married father of a son and daughter.

Edward J. Gilliss, Esq.
Edward J. Gilliss, Esq.,

Vice Chair
Fifth Council District
Appointed July 2013

Mr. Gilliss has practiced law for more than 30 years and is a partner in the Towson law firm Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, LLP. There, his broad civil practice includes litigation, estate planning, estate administration, and representation of restaurants throughout the State of Maryland. He was the county attorney for Baltimore County from 2001-2004, served on the Baltimore County Planning Board from 2007 through 2013, and presided as the chairman of the planning board from 2008 through 2013. He also serves as vice-chair of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Board. Mr. Gilliss is a 1977 graduate of The College of Wooster and a 1980 graduate of The University of Maryland School of Law. His three children attended Baltimore County Public Schools, and he served in many capacities in the schools they attended including a term as president of the Dumbarton Middle School PTA. He is a past president of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Baltimore County Bar Association. He and his wife, Barbara, reside in the Towson area.

S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D. S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D.,

Secretary - Treasurer

As superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) since 2012, S. Dallas Dance leads the instruction of about 111,000 students in 175 schools, centers, and programs, and the work of more than 21,000 employees.

Dr. Dance aims to graduate every student globally competitive with a bold strategic plan, Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward, targeting academics, safety and security, communication, and organizational effectiveness. Fundamental shifts in teaching and learning include Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.), a multi‐year instructional digital conversion, and the Passport Program, an expansion of world language instruction into elementary grades.

A noted speaker on equity and using digital learning to increase opportunity, Dr. Dance was appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He is a White House Connected Educator Champion of Change, and was chosen to serve on the executive committee of AASA, the School Superintendents Association, as well as the board of directors of the International Society for Technology in Education.

Previously, Dr. Dance served as one of three chief school officers in the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest school system in the nation, and served in executive leadership positions in Virginia.

Dr. Dance earned doctorate and master's degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor's degree from Virginia Union University.

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Meet Kathleen S. Causey
Kathleen S. Causey,

Third Council District
Appointed July 2015

Kathleen S. Causey of Monkton is the general manager of Corbett Overlook 2 LLC and has had a 25-year career in real estate and information technology. Active in her community, she is a longtime member of Our Lady of Grace Parish and Hereford High School’s Sports Boosters and Parent Teacher Student Association. Ms. Causey is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Michael J. Collins
Meet Michael J. Collins
Michael J. Collins,

Appointed July 2011

Mr. Collins currently serves as the Chairman of the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals.  A graduate of the University of Scranton, he also holds an advanced degree from the Johns Hopkins University.  Previously, Mr. Collins taught at Kenwood High School for 30 years, served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for eight years, and served as a member of the Senate of Maryland for 16 years.

June P. Eaton
Meet June P. Eaton
June P. Eaton,

Seventh Council District
Appointed July 2015

June P. Eaton retired from teaching after 22 years with the last three years spent teaching at Cardinal Sheehan School. She also has taught reading and physical geography at the Community College of Baltimore County. In addition to degrees from CCBC and Towson University, Ms. Eaton has earned a master’s degree in education leadership from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (now Notre Dame of Maryland University). She resides in Dundalk.

Marisol A. Johnson
Meet Marisol A. Johnson
Marisol A. Johnson,

Second Council District
Appointed July 2015

A graduate of Baltimore County Public Schools and a parent of BCPS students, Marisol A. Johnson is the owner and CEO of The Johnson Insurance Team and an active member in the Parent Teacher Association at Summit Park Elementary School. She's also an advisory board member for the Youth Dreamers of Baltimore, a member of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Security Woodlawn Business Association and Woodlawn/Westview Rotary. Ms. Johnson is a graduate of Towson University, and she is married and the mother of three daughters.

Ann Miller
Meet Ann Miller
Ann Miller ,

Appointed December 2015

Ann Miller is a lifelong Baltimore area resident, wife, and mother of four children, two of whom will be full graduates of Baltimore County Public Schools, one in private, and one homeschooled. She was a graduate of Baltimore County Public Schools before attending Towson University. Ann is a private math tutor, a homeschool educator, and the founding president of a petition rights organization. She is a former public policy writer on for the better part of a decade. Ann has been very active in her community, her homeschool group, and in the Baltimore County Public School system as a volunteer, including being an interviewer for the Senior Mock Interviews for a number of years.

Nicholas Stewart, Esq.
Nicholas C. Stewart, Esq.,

First Council District
Appointed July 2015

A graduate of Baltimore County Public Schools, Nicholas C. Stewart is an associate with Saul Ewing LLP who specializes in commercial litigation and business counseling. He is an active member of the Baltimore County Workforce Development Council, Southwest Baltimore Economic Forum, and Catonsville Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Stewart is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, and The George Washington University Law School. He and his wife live in Arbutus.

David Uhlfelder
David Uhlfelder,

Appointed August 2008

Mr. Uhlfelder is a certified public accountant who attended the University of Maryland College Park and earned his degree in business and public administration. He is married and is a member of the board of directors for the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce and a life member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Uhlfelder is also a Board member and treasurer of the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital.

Stephen Verch, Esq.
Stephen L. Verch, Esq.,

Sixth Council District
Appointed July 2015

A graduate of Kenwood High School, Stephen L. Verch maintains a law practice and is a management assistant for Baltimore County government. He serves as a board member for Marshy Point Nature Center and counsel to Back River Restoration Committee, Inc. Mr. Verch also is the former chair of the Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Board. He earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law after graduating from Towson State University and studying at the University of Tennessee.

Romaine N. Williams, Esq.
Meet Romaine N. Williams, Esq.
Romaine N. Williams, Esq.,

Appointed July 2015

Ms. Williams serves as senior counsel to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. She earned her law degree from the University of Maryland after also receiving a bachelor’s degree in political science from Goucher College. She also holds a master’s degree in theology from the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. Married and the mother of a daughter, Ms. Williams is a member of both the Maryland and Baltimore County bar associations.

Student Board Member
Meet Deeksha Walia
Deeksha Walia,

Student Board Member
Appointed July 2015

Deeksha Walia, of Dundalk, is a senior at Kenwood High School and a member of the National Honor Society as well as honor societies for mathematics, social studies, science, and Spanish. As a student leader, Ms. Walia has served as a member of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, parliamentarian of Baltimore County Student Councils, and vice president of the Kenwood High Student Government Association. Ms. Walia’s other activities at Kenwood have included playing tennis and badminton, running track, editing the school newspaper, serving as prosecuting attorney for the mock trial team, and serving as co-captain of the dance team.

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