DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

SECRETARIES

FORMER SECRETARIES


[photo, Ruth W. Massinga, Maryland Secretary of Human Resources] RUTH W. MASSINGA
Secretary of Human Resources, 1983-89
Executive Director, Social Services Administration, Department of Human Resources, 1979-83

Secretary of Human Resources, 1983 to 1989. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1983-89; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1983-89; Emergency Management Advisory Council, 1983-89; Governor's Employment and Training Council, 1983-89; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1983-89; Governor's Volunteer Council, 1983-89; Energy Overcharge Restitution Trust Fund Board of Trustees, 1984-89; Domiciliary Care Facilities Board, 1984-89; Maryland Executive Fellows Program Commission, 1984-89; State Advisory Council for Handicapped Individuals, 1984-89. Chair Interagency Child Care Council, 1986-89. Member, Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1986-89; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1986-89; Governor's Advisory Council on Acquired Immunie Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), 1987-89; Advisory Council on Legal Services to the Poor, 1987-88; State Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1988-89; State Board of Victim Services, 1988-89.


Executive Director, Social Services Administration, Department of Human Resources, 1979-83. Chair, State Coordinating Committee on Services to Handicapped Children, 1979-83. Member, State Employment and Training Council, 1981-82.

Director, Family Development Center, San Francisco, California, 1971-73. Director, Children's Services, Berkeley, California, 1973-77. Deputy Executive Director, Child Development Consortium, Washington, DC, 1977-79.

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 5, 1940. Southern University, B.A., 1961; Boston University, M.S.W., 1965. President and CEO, Casey Family Programs, 1989-2005. Founding chair, Board of Directors, Marguerite Casey Foundation. Interim Executive Director, Solid Ground, 2011-. Former caseworker, Harlem Hospital, New York. Former acting director, Blundon Group Home for Children, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Board of Directors, Philanthropy Northwest; T.T. Minor New School. Member, Policy Advisory Board on New Federalism, Urban Institute; Advisory Council for the Civitas Initiative. Member, Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development, and past member, Panel on Child Care Policy, National Research Council. Board of Directors, Children and Youth Centered Information Systems, Washington, DC. Board of Trustees, Seattle Children's Home. Member, American Public Welfare Association (social service committee); Black Administrators in Child Welfare. Past president, American Public Human Services Association. Past chair, Board of Directors, The California Wellness Foundation; Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative; Family Resource Coalition. Past co-chair, Board of Directors, The Finance Project. Lifetime Achievement Award, American Public Human Services Association, 2005.

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