Acting Secretary of Higher Education, April 10, 2014 to January 20, 2015. Principal Counsel, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2007-14.
Assistant Attorney General, Office of Attorney General, 1982-88 (staff attorney, civil division, 1981-82; special assistant attorney general, 1985-86). Deputy Counsel, 1988-93, and Principal Counsel, 1993-2007, Department of Human Resources.
Member, Foster Care Improvement Project Advisory Committee, 1994-97; Commission on the Future of Maryland Courts, 1995-96; Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) Subcommittee, Foster Care Improvement Implementation Project, 1998-2006. Member, Human Services Article Review Committee, 2003-06; Southern Maryland Higher Education Council, 2014.
Interim Secretary, Department of Human Resources, January 17 to February 4, 2007.
Member, Annapolis Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, 2001-14; Annapolis Mayor's Market House and City Dock Transition Team, 2009.
Western Maryland College, B.A. (sociology), cum laude, 1971; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1980 (american jurisprudence awards in civil procedure & criminal procedure). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1980; U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 1982; U.S. Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit, 1986; U.S. Supreme Court, 1995. Law clerk to Judge David Ross, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1980-81. Member, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association (juvenile law subcommittee, 1989-94). Member, Committee for Baltimore's Children, Baltimore City Bar Association, 1994-96. Volunteer, Family Law Hotline, Women's Law Center, 1992-2007. Member, Ward One Residents Association, Annapolis, 1995-98, 2006-10.
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