[photo, Carol A. Beatty, Secretary of Disabilities] CAROL A. BEATTY, Secretary of Disabilities

Secretary of Disabilities since March 2, 2015.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2015-; Children's Cabinet, 2015-; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2015-; School Safety Subcabinet, 2018-; Governor's Warrior to Worker Council, 2015-. Chair, Interagency Disabilities Board, 2015-; Advisory Committee, Technology Assistance Program, 2015-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2019- (member, 2016-). Co-Chair, Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities, 2015-.

Member, Task Force on the Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program, 2015-16; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2015-; Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Council, 2015-19; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2015-; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2015-; State Coordinating Council for Children, 2015-; Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, 2015-; Governor's Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2015; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2015-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2015-17; State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, 2015-. Governing Board, Maryland Center for School Safety, 2015-18. Member, Steering Committee for the Ethan Saylor Alliance for Self-Advocates as Educators, 2015-; Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2015-16; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2015-; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2015-; State Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board, 2015-; Governor's Workforce Development Board (formerly Governor's Workforce Investment Board), 2015-; Maryland 529 Board, 2016-; State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness, 2017-; Work Group on Health in All Policies, 2017-19; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-; Commission to Advance Next Generation 9-1-1 Across Maryland, 2018-22; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted-Living Facilities, 2018-; Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2019-; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2020-; Advisory Stakeholder Group on Autism-Related Needs, 2021-; Maryland Commission on Health Equity, 2021-; Commission on Trauma-Informed Care, 2021-; Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence Advisory Group, 2022-; Commission on Behavioral Health Care Treatment and Access, 2023-.

Member, Commission on Disability Issues, Howard County, 2006-15; Local Management Board (Local Children's Board), Howard County, 2006-15; Interagency Transition Council, Howard County, 2013-15.

Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, December 18, 1953. Attended Bowie Senior High School, Bowie, Maryland; Towson University, B.A. (mass communications & history), 1975; The Johns Hopkins University, M.S. (special education), 1981. Associate Executive Director, Bello Machre, Inc., 1979-85. Executive Director, Alternative Living, Inc., 1985-93. Executive Director, The Arc of Howard County, 1993-2015. Human Rights Award, Human Rights Commission, Howard County, 2011. Inductee, Howard County Women's Hall of Fame, 2012. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2013, 2016, 2019 (Circle of Excellence, 2019). Legacy Award and President's Award, The Arc of Howard County, 2015. Advocacy Leadership Award, The Arc Baltimore, 2016. President's Award, The Arc Maryland, 2016. Legacy Leaders Circle, ANCOR, 2018. Distinguished Citizen Award, Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities, 2019. Compass Champion Award, Compass, Inc., 2021. Public Service Award, The Arc Baltimore, 2021. President's Award, The Arc Carroll County, 2022. Lifetime Achievement Award, Howard County Government and Commission on Disabilities, 2022. Leadership Award, Spirit Club Foundation, 2022. Distinguished Service Award, Maryland Chapter, National Federation of the Blind, 2022. Married; one child.

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