Allan Sheahen has worked in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field for more than 27 years. He has worked in several different capacities including enclave aupervisor, case manager, CCS quality assurance manager, CCS programs director and most recently, as the chief programs officer for Abilities Network.
Allan is an active participant in many statewide committees, including the Techfirst Advisory Committee, Employment First Advisory Committee, and Early Adopters Group for LTSS. He has also co-facilitated the MACS LTSS Peer Network to assist providers prepare to transition to the state’s new database and service models.
Allan has a B.A. in Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore. He is a graduate of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities and has earned certifications from Cornell University in Executive Leadership, High Performance Leadership and Financial Management.
He is married with four children who keep him very busy. His hobbies include home renovation and playing ice hockey.
She is the Executive Director of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, a statewide public policy and advocacy organization working to advance the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.
Rachel has been with the Council for over 12 years, serving as the Director of Children & Family Policy and Deputy Director prior to becoming Executive Director.
Rachel earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Law Degree from the University of Maryland. After law school, she was a staff attorney at Disability Rights Maryland where she was active in many important civil rights issues for adults with developmental disabilities, including the closure of the Rosewood Center.
Interim Board Treasurer
Joyce has enjoyed more than 40 years working within the disability community, starting as direct support staff when efforts were underway to close institutions in favor of community-based services. She was Director of Quality Assurance for Ardmore Enterprises and Executive Director for Vocational Services Inc. before moving to Resource Connections Inc. in 2006, where she was able to gain a broader understanding of expanded service options, first as Program Director, and then as Executive Director, until retirement in June 2020.
Martha Egan is a Technical Director in the Division of Community Systems Transformation (DCST) in the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this capacity, Martha provides technical assistance and support to several DCST initiatives, including the Money Follows the Person Demonstration program and initiatives that support community integration, advance home and community-based services under the Medicaid program, and initiatives that promote innovative state strategies for providing housing-related supports to Medicaid beneficiaries.
Ande is the Executive Director of The Arc Maryland. Her career includes over 25 years of experience supporting people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families. Prior to coming to The Arc Maryland in 2017, she was the Executive Director for Compass, Inc., a private non-profit organization specializing in Residential and Employment Services for people with co-occurring Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Conditions living in Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard, and Charles Counties.
Ande has served in different administrative capacities for three Arc Chapter agencies in Maryland over a period of 13 years (Prince George’s County, Howard County, and Montgomery County) and in a support capacity for one Arc chapter (Baltimore).
An experienced leadership strategist who started her thirty-year career in the disability sector as a college recruit. Following her first position as a Direct Support Professional, she amassed leadership experience by leading Quality Assurance Departments at both the Kennedy Institute, Division of Catholic Charities and Ardmore Enterprises. Following her time in Quality Assurance, Clarissa become the Deputy Director of EPIC before promotion to its Chief Executive Officer.
Daphni Steffin joined the MIH Board in July of 2022. She is the Chief Product Officer at iCareManager (iCM), a software vendor for providers of long-term supports. Her 16-year career in the intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) field started on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as a student director of Best Buddies at Salisbury University. At The Arc Baltimore, Daphni initiated an Assistive Technology program and connected more than 500 people with different kinds of assistive technology to live, work and learn more independently.
Has 35+ years as an expert Realtor, is also a Builder, Modular Home Specialist and Project Manager in Maryland, DC and nearby areas. Ms. Terry provides specialized professional, responsive and attentive real estate services, which include Commercial, Residential, land acquisition, real estate consulting, coaching and project management courses for fix & flip projects. As a staff member at the Realinvestors Academy, Stephanie teaches The Rehab 4 Success Course, which she created in 2009 and continues to develop the course as construction elements evolve; including the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.