Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk

2019 Regular Session

District 21, Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties

Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk
Annapolis Address:425 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3502 | 301-858-3502 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3502
Fax: 410-841-3342 | 301-858-3342
Interim Address:P.O. Box 1251
College Park, MD 20741

Phone: 410-841-3502 | 301-213-3604
Fax: 410-841-3342
Contact:Contact Online or send email to:
Tenure:First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 2006. Member of the House since 2007.
Current Assignments:2007- Health and Government Operations Committee
2015- Chair, Public Health & Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operation Committee
2017- Government Operations and Estates and Trusts Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee
2017- House Chair, Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission
2015- Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders
2015- Regional Revitalization Work Group
2007- Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc.
2007- Women Legislators of Maryland
2017- Secretary, Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus (Chair 2015-2017, Member 2015)
Party Affiliation:Democrat

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Past House Service
2018Opioid Workgroup
2018Chair, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Workgroup
2016-2017Punitive Damages Workgroup
2014-2017Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee
2014-2017Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
2015-2016Public Safety and Policing Workgroup
2011-2014House Chair, Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services
2007-2014Public Health and Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee
Public Service
2015-Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee
2014Governor's Commission to Reform Maryland's Pretrial System
2013-2016Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council
2011-2012Chair, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation
2011-Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board
2009-2012Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies (House Co-Chair 2009-2010)
2008-2010Vice Chair, County Affairs Committee, Prince George's County Delegation
2008-2009Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Language Skills in Maryland
2007-2008Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement
2007-2008Vice Chair, Law Enforcement and State Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation
2003-2006City Council, College Park, representing District 4
Former Member, Recreation Board, College Park
2017-Maryland Military Installation Caucus
2010-Co-Chair, Latino Leadership Council, Maryland Democratic Party
Eastern Region Board of Directors, Women in Government
North College Park Civic Association
West College Park Civic Association
College Park Rotary Club
2018, 2015Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record
2017Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2009-2011, 2007Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League
2008Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League
Biographical Information
Born, Dominican Republic, June 27, 1966
John F. Kennedy High School, Bronx, New York
Buffalo State College, B.A., Criminal Justice, 1987
University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York, J.D., 1991
Attorney, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1991-92
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997-99
Married; three children

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