The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Human Resources and Management

For questions, please call:

Executive Director’s
Patricia Barney,
Executive Director

Budget Management
John Kroll, Chief

Corporate Policy and
Management Operations
Anju Bennett, Chief

Human Resources
William Spencer,
HR Director


Classification and

Boni King, Manager

Employment Records (HRIS)
D’Andra Pratt, Manager

Employee Benefits/
Group Insurance
Jennifer McDonald, Manager

and Labor Relations
William Spencer, Manager

Risk Management and
Workplace Safety
(Workers’ Comp.

and Liability)
Wanda Wesley-Major,



Our mission to our customers is to design, develop and administer quality, cost-effective benefit programs, responsibly, consistently and fairly.

Special Enrollments

    Links to Providers, Documents, Forms and other Resources


    Benefit News


    Open Enrollment is Coming!

    Open enrollment begins October 19 and ends November 6, 2015 at 5:00P.M.  This period gives you the opportunity to review your benefit options and make changes.  We are pleased to announce that there will be no increase in premiums for the UnitedHealthcare EPO plan, UnitedHealthcare POS plan, the dental plan, the vision plan, the life insurance plans and the long term disability plans.  Premiums for three plans will increase.  The dollar increases shown are for single coverage as examples.  Refer to rate chart for the increases to all levels of coverage located in the Enrollment Instructions Guide accessible here: .


    • Cigna EPO – $4.99 bi-weekly for active employees and $10.80 monthly for retirees
    • UHC Medicare Complement – $3.00 monthly
    • Caremark Prescription – $2.21 bi-weekly for non-FOP active employees, $2.95 for FOP union members and $6.40 monthly for retirees

    The cost sharing percentage of premiums between the Commission and employees/retirees remains the same for 2016, except for contract employees (term contract and seasonal). Beginning January 1, 2016, the Commission will pay 65% of the cost of premiums and 35% of the cost will be paid by the employee for this group of employees.  Previously the cost share was 50%/50%.


    In accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) we are required to offer eligible seasonal employees medical coverage. As stated above the Commission will pay 65% of the cost of premiums and 35% of the cost will be paid by the employee.  In order to be eligible for coverage, the employee must have worked on average 30 hours per week over a 12 month measurement period. The Health & Benefits Office will contact seasonal employees directly if eligible for coverage during 2016.


    Paper Reduction Initiative Continues – We will not be mailing Open Enrollment packets again this year.  All open enrollment documents and forms will be available on our website here: or on our intranet, inSite, by clicking the link for 2016 Open Enrollment beginning October 19, 2015.  We hope that you will read the information on-line and print only what you need.  Those that don’t have access to the internet may request a hard copy of the enrollment packet or a specific form from your local benefits coordinator or the Health & Benefits Office.


    Contacting Benefits

    For questions regarding benefits,  you may email us at or call:


    > Paul Brown 301-454-1683

    > Gertie Johnson
    > Tikeetha Thomas
    > Juanita Hawkins
    > Linda Thomas
    > Jennifer McDonald 301-454-1726