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Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk

Pena-Melnyk, Joseline A.
Prince George's and Anne Arundel
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
425 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3502 | 301-858-3502
Toll-free in MD
Fax 410-841-3342 | 301-858-3342
Interim Info
P.O. Box 1251
College Park, MD 20741
Phone 410-841-3502 | 301-213-3604
Fax 410-841-3342
District 21
Pena-Melnyk, Joseline A.
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)
Past House Service
Opioid Workgroup, 2018; Chair, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Workgroup, 2018; Punitive Damages Workgroup, 2016-2017; Government Operations & Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2014-2017; Joint Oversight Committee on the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, 2014-2017; Public Safety and Policing Workgroup, 2015-2016; House Chair, Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services, 2011-2014; Public Health and Long Term Care Subcommittee of the Health and Government Operations Committee, 2007-2014.
Public Service
Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 2015-; Governor's Commission to Reform Maryland's Pretrial System, 2014; Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council, 2013-2016; Chair, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2011-2012; Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board, 2011-; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies (House Co-Chair 2009-2010), 2009-2012; Vice Chair, County Affairs Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2008-2010; Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Language Skills in Maryland, 2008-2009; Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement, 2007-2008; Vice Chair, Law Enforcement and State Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2007-2008; City Council, College Park, representing District 4, 2003-2006; Former Member, Recreation Board, College Park.
Maryland Military Installation Caucus, 2017-; Co-Chair, Latino Leadership Council, Maryland Democratic Party, 2010-; Eastern Region Board of Directors, Women in Government; North College Park Civic Association; West College Park Civic Association; College Park Rotary Club.
Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2018, 2015; Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2017; Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League, 2009-2011, 2007; Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2008.
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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