DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

SECRETARY


[photo, Lourdes R. Padilla, Maryland Secretary of Human Resources] LOURDES R. PADILLA, Secretary of Human Services



Secretary of Human Services since July 1, 2017. Secretary of Human Resources, February 8, 2017 to July 1, 2017.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2017-; Children's Cabinet, 2017-. Chair, Advisory Council for Alternative Response, 2017-. Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2017-; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2017-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2017-; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2017-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2017-; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2017-; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2017-; Health and Human Services Referral Board, 2017-; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2017-; Work Group on Health in All Policies, 2017-; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2017-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2017-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2017-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2017; Council on Open Data, 2017-; Work Group to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking, 2017-; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2017-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2017-; Task Force to Combat Habitual Student Truancy, 2017-; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2017-; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2017-; State Board of Victim Services, 2017-; Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2017- (executive committee, 2017-); Task Force to Study Recording Deeds for Victims of Domestic Violence, 2017-.

Director, Bureau of Operations, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, 2010-11 (executive director, two county assistance offices, 2005-08; income maintenance administrator, 2008-10). Deputy Secretary, Office of Income Maintenance, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, 2011-17. Past member, Lancaster City Housing Authority; Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board.

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. University of Puerto Rico (business administration). Graduate, Pennsylvania Leadership Development Institute for Women; Leadership Lancaster. Former member, Board of Directors, Hillrise Mutual Housing Association, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Past member, Spanish American Civic Association, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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