DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

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[photo, Carolyn W. Colvin, Maryland Secretary of Human Resources] CAROLYN W. COLVIN
Secretary of Human Resources, 1989-94
Deputy Secretary of Human Resources, 1988-89

Secretary of Human Resources, 1989 to 1994. Deputy Secretary of Human Resources, 1988-89. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1989-94; Subcabinet for Children and Youth, 1989-90; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1990-94.


Member, Governor's Advisory Council on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), 1989-94; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1989-94; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1989-94; Baltimore Regional Council of Governments, 1989-94; Domiciliary Care Facilities Board, 1989-94; Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission, 1989-94; Governor's Employment and Training Council, 1989-94; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1989-94; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1989-94; State Board of Victim Services, 1989-94; Governor's Volunteer Council, 1989-94; Governor's Task Force on Self-Esteem, 1990-91; Advisory Council on Landlord-Tenant Affairs, 1990-94; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1991-94; Committee to Develop Plan for Ending Placements of Children with Special Needs Outside Maryland, 1992; Governor's Commission on Welfare Policy, 1992-94; Work Force Investment Board, 1992-94; Governor's Commission on Women's Health, 1993; Information Technology Board, 1993-94; Governor's Commission on Service, 1994.

Worked for Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore City, 1969-74. Project Director, Title VII Nutrition Project for the Elderly, Health Department, Baltimore City, 1974-76. Deputy Director, Neighborhood Services Administration, Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore City, 1976-78. Executive Director, Neighborhood Adolescent and Young Adult Drug Program, 1980-81. Director of Administration and Management, Health Department, Baltimore City, 1981-82. Deputy Commissioner, Health Department, Baltimore City, 1984-88.

Staff to U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland, 1982-84.

Deputy Commissioner for Policy and External Affairs, 1994-96, Deputy Commissioner for Programs and Policy, 1996-98, and Deputy Commissioner for Operations, 1998-2001, Social Security Administration.

Director of Human Services, District of Columbia, 2001-03.

Director of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County, 2003-07. Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Bi-County Task Force on Gang Activity, 2004.

Special Assistant to Maryland Secretary of Transportation, 2009-11.

Deputy Commissioner of Social Security, 2010-13, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, 2013-14, and Commissioner, Social Security Administration, 2014-17. Member, Social Security Board of Trustees, 2013-17.

Born in Arnold, Maryland, May 27, 1942. Attended Wiley H. Bates High School, Annapolis, Maryland; Morgan State University, B.S. (business administration), 1971, M.B.A., 1973. Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Maryland Leadership Program; Greater Baltimore Leadership Program. Chief of Home Health, Constant Care Community Health Center, 1979. Deputy Campaign Manager, gubernatorial campaign for William Donald Schaefer, 1986. Chief Executive Officer, AMERIGROUP Community Care, District of Columbia, 2007-08. Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration. Member, National Academy of Social Insurance, 1999-. Women of Achievement Award, Suburban Maryland Business and Professional Women, 2005. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2005. 50 Women to Watch, Sun Magazine, 2014. Innovations in Aging Award, Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia Departments of Aging, 2012. Inductee, Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 2017. One son, six grandchildren.

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