DEPARTMENT OF AGING

SECRETARY


[photo, Carmel Roques, Maryland Secretary of Aging] CARMEL ROQUES, Secretary of Aging



Secretary of Aging since March 2, 2023. Acting Secretary of Aging January 18 to March 2, 2023.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2023-. Chair, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2023-; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2023-.

Member, Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Council, 2023- (co-chair, 2018-19); Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2023-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2023-; State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness, 2023-; Maryland Commission on Health Equity, 2023-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2023-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2023-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2023-; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2023-; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2023-; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2023-; Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2023-.

Member, Maryland Commission on Aging, 2014-; Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, 2015-21. Secretary, Board of Directors, Maryland Humanities, 2018-.

Mills College, B.A. (sociology, philosophy, religion), 1977; School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, M.A.,1979. Director of Adult Day Care and Director of Home Care Services, Catholic Charities, Baltimore, 1991-94. Chief Operating Officer, Episcopal Ministries to the Aging, Eldersburg, 2003-06; Virginia United Methodist Homes, 2007-11. President and Chief Executive Officer, Keswick Multi-Care, 2011-21. Member, Health Care Committee Steering Group, Greater Baltimore Committee, 2012-. Board of Directors, Friends and Foundation of Howard County Library, 2013-17; Village Learning Place, 2014-; Maryland American Diabetes Association, 2017-21. Chair, Board of Directors, Maryland Philanthropy Network, 2020-21. Maryland's Top 100 Women, 2016, Maryland's Top CEO. 2016, Influential Marylanders Award, 2018, and Most Admired CEO, 2019, Daily Record.

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