[Photograph of State Senator] PAULA COLODNY HOLLINGER, Democrat, District 11, Baltimore County.

Member of Senate since 1987. Majority Whip, 2000-. Vice-Chair, Economic and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1995- (member, 1987-; education subcommittee, 1995-; chair, health subcommittee, 1988-). Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1995- (member, 1992-). Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 1995-; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1990-95 (chair, 1991-94), 1997-; Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Protocol, 1999-. Member, Joint Committee on Health Care Cost Containment, 1987-92. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1988-90. Member, Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1995-97; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 1996. Senate Chair, Joint Legislative Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donations, 1997-98. President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1986-87. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures, 1984- (chair, science, technology and resource planning committee, 1984-85; chair, health committee, 1991-92; chair, women's network, 1993).

Member, Commission for Women, Baltimore County, 1977- (secretary, 1977-78). Member, House of Delegates, 1979-87. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1979-87. Member, Chancellor's Commission on Status of Women at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), 1979; Commission on Nursing Issues in Maryland, 1980-82; Licensed Practical Nurse Study Group, 1982-85; Task Force on Violence and Extremism, 1983-87; Task Force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), 1985-87; Governor's Commission on Black and Minority Health, 1986-88; Governor's Task Force to Study the Crisis in Nursing, 1987-88; Governor's Advisory Council on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), 1987-91; Subcommittee on Long-Term Care, Governor's Commission on Health Care Policy and Financing, 1988-92; Maryland Greenways Commission, 1993-97; Task Force to Study Health Professional-Client Sexual Exploitation, 1994-96; Maryland Interagency Coordinating Council [for Infants and Toddlers Program], 1994-98. Co-Chair, Governor's Task Force on Assisted Living, 1995. Member, Task Force on Drug-Addicted Offenders, 1995-96; Sound Barrier Review Panel, 1995-96; Long-Term Managed Care Advisory Committee, 1996; Task Force on Multiracial Designations, 1997; Task Force to Study Uses of Methylphenidate and Other Drugs on School Children, 1997-99; Attorney General's Advisory Board on Ways that the Legal System Affects Care at the End of Life, 1997-99; Special Committee to Study Issues Related to Class-Size Reduction, 1998-99; State Advisory Council on Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness, 1998-; Task Force on Quality of Care in Nursing Facilities, 1999; Women's Health Promotion Council, 1999-; Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, 2000-; State Advisory Council on Medical Privacy and Confidentiality, 2000-; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2000-. Co-Chair, Advisory Council on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, 2000-. Born in Washington, DC, December 30, 1940. Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, New York, R.N., 1961. Registered nurse. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1976, 2000. Member, Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, 1998-. Member, B'nai B'rith Women; NA'AMAT. Board of Directors, National Council of Jewish Women; Progress Unlimited, Inc.; Jewish Family Services, 1995-. Advisory Board, Medical Eye Bank of Maryland. Medical Advisory Board, Maryland Organ Procurement Center, Inc. Board of Trustees, Transplant Resource Center of Maryland, Inc., 1997-. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1999, 2001. Public Policy Advocate of the Year, Alzheimer's Association, 1999. Assisted-Living Legislator of the Year, Maryland Assisted-Living Association, and Maryland Advocates for Assisted-Living Residents, 1999. Member, Beth Am Synagogue. Married; three children, three grandchildren.

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