Contacts and Resources

The Department of Natural Resources Advisory Council on Disability Issues meets quarterly in the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis. The Council is comprised of individuals from the community and representatives from the units within the department.

The Council provides support and guidance to the Department of Natural Resources regarding issues of facilities and services access and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For additional information, contact the department's ADA coordinator​ at (410) 260-8058.​

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Advisory Council on Disability Issues
2016 Membership Roster

Fred CowellChairperson (Retired) Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Laura BowneMD DNR Planning & GIS-Building Inventory
John PurgasonMD DNR ADA/504 Transition Plan Coordinator
Steve GoodmuthMD DNR Land Acquisitions & Planning
Larry T. HughesExecutive Director MD Wheelchair Athletic Promotions, Inc.
Richard CoallaMD DNR Boating (Retired)
Glenn TherresMD DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service
Chassity SeymoreThe ARC of Howard County, Inc.
Joelle RidgewayADA Coordinator-Anne Arundel Co. Aging/Disabilities
Jill BezekAnne Arundel Co. Aging & Disabilities (Retired)
Mikel HicksMD DNR ADA Coordinator & Director of Fair Practices

The Natural Resources Police 24-hour information number is 410-260-8880. For reporting violations or emergencies, you should call the Maryland Natural Resources Police at 410-260-8888.

TTY users may call via Maryland Relay at 1-800-735-2258 or 711.