Secretary of Human Resources, 2007-10
Secretary of Human Resources, March 1, 2007 to July 23, 2010. Acting Secretary of Human Resources, February 5, 2007 to February 28, 2007.
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-10; Children's Cabinet, 2007-10. Chair, Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2007-10. Member, Maryland Child Care Subsidy Coordinating Council, 2007; Eastern Shore Task Force on Foster Care, 2007-08; Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 2007-08; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2007-10; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2007-10; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2007-10; Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force, 2007-10; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-10; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2007-10; Governor's Family Violence Council (formerly Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention), 2007-10; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2007-10; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2007-10; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2007-10; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-10; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2007-10; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2007-10; State Board of Victim Services, 2007-10; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2007-10; Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland, 2008-10; Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Language Skills in Maryland, 2008-10; Maryland Council for New Americans, 2008-10; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies, 2008-10; Maryland Commission on Autism, 2009-10; Task Force on Prisoner Re-entry, 2009-10. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2009-10. Member, Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies, 2010.
Legislative Assistant to Council member Wilhelmina Rolark, District of Columbia, 1982-83. Assistant Manager for Public Relations, District of Columbia Lottery Board, 1983-85. Assistant City Manager, City of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1993-94 (assistant to city manager, 1991-93; chief of staff, 1986-90). Director, Child and Family Services Agency, District of Columbia, 2004-05, 2011- (chief of staff, 2001-04). Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families, and Elders, District of Columbia, 2005-06.
George Washington University, B.A. (journalism), with honors, 1975; Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1972-73; University of Arkansas at Little Rock, M.P.A., 1993; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, certificate, 2000. Freelance reporter, The Washington Informer, 1976. Technical editor, Northeast Corridor Project, DeLeuw, Cather & Parsons, 1977-79. Minority Outreach Director, Northeast Corridor Project, Boone, Young & Associates, 1979-81. Director of Public Relations & Membership, Associated Minority Contractors of America, 1982. Fellow, Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1995. Vice-President for Municipal Programs, DC Agenda, 1996-2001. Vice-President, Center for Effective Family Services and Systems, Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2010-11. Chair, Fellows Network (alumni organization of Annie E. Casey Foundation Fellows), 1998-2000. Graduate, Leadership Maryland, 2008. Board of Directors, Child Welfare League of America, 2009-. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2010.
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