Our Team

The Maryland Statewide Independent Living Council (MSILC) is a governor-appointed advisory council that promotes independent living across the state of Maryland. The MSILC is composed of people with disabilities, parents of disabled individuals, representatives of advocacy groups and service providers from public and private agencies.

Denise Thomas

Executive Director

Rev. Anthony Tony Lawson


Richard Moore


Emily Ferren


Emma Byrnes

Council Member

Katie Collins-Ihrke

CIL Representative
Council Member

Raymond Smith

Council Member

Jennifer Eastman

Council Member

Tracia Price

Council Member

laurie elinoff

Council Member

Tom laverty

dse representative, Council Member