Harford County Citizen
Strategic Planning Committee
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Sue Rattman is the parent of two children: a daughter, who works to help others, and a son, who has a rare syndrome with multiple challenges. His diagnosis led her to the National MPS Society, of which she has been a member for for 30 years. She has served in multiple positions on their Board.
Ms. Rattman recently retired after 26 years with The Arc NCR, where she was a Family Support Coordinator, Adult Benefits Coordinator, and Assistant Director of Family Services. Over the years, she has worked with thousands of families and individuals with differing abilities from birth to the end of life. Due to the many challenges she faced with her own family, her goal has always been to learn as much as possible so she could provide the best possible support to individuals with differing abilities and their families. Understanding firsthand the joys, challenges, and stress of having family members with disabilities increased her desire to help others. She has been honored with multiple local and state awards for the services she provided.
Until recently, Ms. Rattman served on the Maryland State Department of Educations’s Special Education State Advisory Committee and the Board for the Harford County Office on Aging. In addition to serving on The Harford Center Board, she continues to be on the Harford County Adult Guardianship Review Committee.
Ms. Rattman is a Community Partners Benefits Specialist, which means she has undergone and passed intensive training about Social Security and other public benefits available to qualifying individuals with disabilities and their families. This certification requires annual training credits to maintain.
Spending time with her family and those she loves, especially her grandson, is at the top of her list of favorite things to do. She also enjoys traveling, experiencing new places, reading, and tending her 30+ houseplants. Gardening is an outlet for her that allows her to provide care to something and watch it grow and blossom.