Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

2018 Regular Session

District 44, Baltimore City and Baltimore County

Past Senate Service
2015Workgroup on Death with Dignity
Past House Service
2013-2014, 2003-2010Deputy Majority Whip
2003-2014Health and Government Operations Committee
2004-2014Chair, Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee
2005-2014Insurance Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee
2003-2005Public Health Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee
2003-2004Health Facilities, Equipment and Products Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee
2003-2004Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee
1995-2003Environmental Matters Committee
1999-2003Health Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
1995-1999Health and Public Utilities Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
1995-2014Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing
1997-1998Joint Legislative Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donations
2003-2010Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
2011-2014Rural Health-Care Workgroup
Public Service
2018-Task Force on the Social Determinants of Health in Baltimore City
2018-Task Force on Reconciliation and Equity - Mogan State University
2013-2014Task Force to Study Point-of-Care Testing for Lead Poisoning
2008-2009Task Force on the Discipline of Health Care Professionals and Improved Patient Care
2007-2008Workgroup on Cultural Competency and Workforce Development for Mental Health Professionals
2007-2015Mental Health Oversight Committee
2007-Statewide Steering Committee on Services for Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
2006-2007President, Women Legislators of Maryland
2006Adult Sickle-Cell Disease Care Working Group
2005-2006Task Force on the Needs of Persons with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
2005-2006President-Elect, Women Legislators of Maryland
2005-2014Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
2003-2005Vice Chair, Committee on Health, National Black Caucus of State Legislators
2000-2005Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
1995-2005Asbestos Oversight Committee
2003-2004Second Vice President, Women Legislators of Maryland
2002-2004Secretary, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
1998-2004Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans
2003-2014Secretary, Baltimore County Delegation
2000-2002Task Force to Study Health Care Needs of Inmates in Transition from Correctional Institutions
2000-2002Redistricting Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2000-2002Vice Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
2001-Legislative Committee, Women Legislators of Maryland
2001-Chair, Legislative Review Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
1998-2001Co-Chair, Effectiveness Committee of Task Force to Study Increasing the Availability of Substance Abuse Programs
2000Chair, Health Care Committee, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
1998-2000State Advisory Council on Nutrition
1998-2000Executive Board, Women Legislators of Maryland
1999Task Force on Quality of Care in Nursing Facilities
1995-1997Task Force on Maryland's Dairy Industry
1996-Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee
1996Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention
1990-1994Social Services Commission, Baltimore City
Human Services and Welfare Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
Former Member, Liaison Work Group, Baltimore City Delegation
2003-Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus
1996-1999Board of Directors, Planned Parenthood of Maryland
1996-Maryland Green Caucus
1996-Honor Society of Nursing
1990-1994Democratic State Central Committee
1990-1994Legislative and Executive Committee, Maryland Democratic Party
Jamaican Association of Maryland
Black Mental Health Alliance
American Nurses Association
National Black Nurses Association
National Association of Health Service Executives
National Political Congress of Black Women
Baltimore City Community College Nursing Alumni Association
Maryland Black Congress on Health Law and Economics
Maryland Nurses Association
2018John Heinz III Award, National Adult Day Services Association
2012Legislator of the Year, Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth
2011Hepatitis Hero of Maryland, Maryland Hepatitis Coalition
2007Judith Bennett-Sattler Award, Jamaican Women of Washington, Inc.
2007, 2005, 2002Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, Circle of Excellence
2004Value Hours Award, Fullwood Foundation, Inc.
2003Legislative Award, Metropolitan Baltimore Branch, Mental Health Association of Maryland
2003Positive People Award, Baltimore Times
2002Distinguished Service Award, Barbados National Association of Baltimore
2001Legislator of the Year, American Heart Association
2001Certificate of Appreciation, the Consul General of Jamaica
2001Certificate of Merit, New York State Senate
1999Legislative Award, Mid-Atlantic Community Health Center
1997Legislator of the Year, Maryland Nursing Association
1997Community Service Award, Sigma Theta Tau International (National Association of Health Service Executives)
Women Power, Inc. Inductee, Alumni Hall of Distinction, Baltimore City Community College
Biographical Information
Born, Trelawny, Jamaica, West Indies, May 20, 1939
Attended Mico School, Kingston, Jamaica, 1957
Bootham Park and Naburn Hospital School of Nursing, Yorkshire, England, 1960
Baltimore City Hospital School of Practical Nursing, L.P.N., 1962
Baltimore Community College, A.A., Nursing, 1975
University of Maryland at Baltimore, B.S., Nursing, 1980
The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.S., Administrative Science, 1987
Faculty Associate, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 1997-2000
Registered Nurse
Business Owner
Three children; five grandchildren

October 1, 2018 9:25 A.M.