Meet the Planning Staff: Sarah Lipkin Sularz

Sarah Lipkin Sularz joined the Maryland Department of Planning in February 2019 as a Regional Planner for Southern Maryland. Sarah Studied landscape architecture at the University of Minnesota and is currently en route to obtaining her professional license. Prior to relocating to Maryland from Minnesota, she worked as a Landscape Architect in a multidisciplinary engineering firm where she specialized in multimodal transportation design with an interest in green infrastructure. As part of her role with Planning, Sarah has been working with the Maryland Planning Commission Association (MPCA) by assisting with and planning regional workshops, video production, promotions, and otherwise enthusiastically supporting the organization. Continue reading

Meet the Staff: Emem Udo-Inyang

Meet the Planning Staff

Emem Udo-Inyang joined the Maryland Department of Planning in late 2018 as Outreach Coordinator for the Maryland 2020 Census effort. A native of Nigeria, Emem was born in Hong Kong and raised in Havana, Cuba. He received a bachelor’s degree from Cameron University in Oklahoma and a master’s in International Affairs from the University of Baltimore. Emem previously worked as a program coordinator at Lutheran Social Services, a refugee settlement agency located in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he provided various services to both refugees and asylees who had been forced to flee their war-torn home countries. Continue reading

Meet the Planning Staff: Sandy Schrader

Meet the Planning Staff

Deputy Secretary Sandy Schrader joined the Maryland Department of Planning in January 2019. Sandy and her husband, Dennis, are both originally from Buffalo, New York. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Medaille College and a master’s degree from The State University College at Buffalo. After accompanying Dennis on multiple tours of duty with the U.S. Navy including Sigonella, Sicily, they settled in Howard County, Maryland. Maryland has been their home for over 33 years after living and traveling all over the world. Continue reading

Meet the Planning Staff: Victoria Olivier

Victoria Olivier joined Planning as the regional planner for Central Maryland in late January 2019. She provides local planning assistance and education coordination to Carroll, Harford, Howard, and Baltimore counties as well as Baltimore City and all incorporated municipalities. Continue reading

Meet the Planning Staff: Kanishk Sharma

Meet the Planning Staff

Kanishk Sharma joined the Maryland Department of Planning as the Director of Planning Data and Research in January 2019. Kanishk has extensive senior management experience in the private and government sectors. Previously, he has worked for large multinational corporations including Lockheed Martin, Deloitte Consulting and Merck and Co. Continue reading

Meet the Planning Staff: Louie Kiskowski

William “Louie” Kiskowski is a newish Planner IV in the Data and Projections unit. His main duty is to analyze data releases and develop reports for Continue reading

Meet the Staff: Caroline Rexford

Caroline Rexford is the new GIS Planner II in the Property Mapping Unit. Her main duty is to maintain and update property maps and underlying GIS data layers, which will result in tax assessment maps and the MDProperty View/FINDER GIS products.
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