SBA of Maryland
2416 Lampost Lane
Baltimore, MD 21234
Contact: Kristin and Mike Soleas, President
(410) 279-1049
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Kristin and Mike Soleas, President (410) 279-1049
Sue Palich, Vice President (410) 833-3197
Jacquelyn Baisden, Recording Secretary (443) 692-0279
Hope Baker, Corresponding Secretary (410) 756-6053

History of Chapter - The chapter is a non-profit organization formed in December 1975 by a group of parents of children with spina bifida. The parents wanted to help families of children with spina bifida by providing friendship and compassion by sharing information about spina bifida. The organization also helps by providing financial assistance, educational and group activities. The Spina Bifida Association of Maryland is run by volunteers from families affected by spina bifida. We have no paid staff.

Geographic Area Served - Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Howard Counties

Member Services - Assistance for the care and treatment of spina bifida. Hold bi-monthly educational meetings and social activities.

Membership Requirements - $20 annual membership fee.

Upcoming Events:

General Membership Meeting
Sunday, Jaunary 10, 2016
2-5 pm
KKI High School, Greenspring Campus
3825 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, MD 21211
Directions: Take West Coldspring Lane Exit from I-83 (south of I-695). Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left onto Greenspring Avenue. Continue on Greenspring Avenue and turn left into KKI complex. The High School is the first building on the right with blue canopy. Please park on lower parking lot.
Weather reminder: If Baltimore County Snow Emergency plan is in effect, there will be no meeting.


Spina Bifida Network of the National Capital Area
P.O. Box 523415
Springfield, VA 22152-5415
Contact: Jill Hill, President
(703) 455-4900
Web site:

Board of Directors
Jill Hill, President (703) 455-5223
Amy Thomason, Vice President (703) 719-5551
Georganne Friedrich, Treasurer (301) 251-5953
Cathlene Stangler, Secretary (703) 378-4150
Matthew Weir, Web Master (703) 639-8168
Lauren O'Connor, Board Member (240) 453-9603
Daniel Davis, Board Member (703) 447-6525
Heather Weir, Board Member (480) 809-9346
Joanne Murray,Board Member (703) 922-6450
LindaTolboe, Board Memer (703)644-3835

History of Chapter - The chapter formed as a non-profit organization to serve individuals with spina bifida and their families living in the District of Columbia. Over the years, the chapter has expanded their services to members in the metropolitan area including Maryland and Virginia.

Member Services - Monthly support groups, annual holiday party and fall picnic, free publications, individual support and information, emergency financial assistance on a case-by-case basis.

Support Groups - are open to any members who wish to attend. Occasionally have guest speakers, but generally these are informal meetings for support, discussion and socializing. Dates and locations may vary from month to month, so please call the contact person listed below for more information and to RSVP.

Support Group Meetings:

Virginia - Day Group
Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Bob Evans Restaurant across from Potomac Mills Mall, Woodbridge, Virginia, Exit 156 from I-95.
Contact Jill Hill (703) 455-5223

Virginia - Evening Group
Meets the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Bob Evans Restaurant at Old Keene Mill Road and I-95, Springfield, Virginia.
Contact: Jill Hill (703) 455-5223

Maryland/D.C. Group
Meets third Sunday of the month from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Ledo Pizza, 13444 New Hampshire Avenue.
Contact: Georganne Friedrich (301) 251-5953

Southern Maryland Group
Meets the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant, 2355 Crain Highway (near Sam's Club), Waldorf, Maryland Contact: Jill Hill (703) 455-5223 or

Membership Requirements - $45 annual membership fee.

Upcoming Events:

Annual Holiday Party
Sunday, December 13, 2015
1:00-3:00 pm
Arlington Fairfax Party
8421 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22031-4689
Lunch will be served; children will receive a visit from Santa.Please RSVP to Jill Hill at or 703-755-5223. Tell her the names and ages of the children who are attending and the number of adults attending.
We are very grateful to the Arlington Fairfax Elks Club and Coloplast for sponsoring this annual event.

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Chesapeake-Potomac Spina Bifida, Inc.
P.O. Box 1750
Annapolis, Maryland 21404
Phone: 1-888-733-0988
Fax: 1-410-295-9744


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