[photo, Lourdes R. Padilla, Maryland Secretary of Human Resources] LOURDES R. PADILLA
Secretary of Human Services, 2017-23
Secretary of Human Resources, 2017

Secretary of Human Services, July 1, 2017 to January 17, 2023. Secretary of Human Resources, February 8, 2017 to July 1, 2017.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2017-23; Children's Cabinet, 2017-23; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2017-23; School Safety Subcabinet Advisory Board, 2018-23; MD THINK Committee, 2021-23.

Member, Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2017; Task Force to Study Recording Deeds for Victims of Domestic Violence, 2017; Task Force to Combat Habitual Student Truancy, 2017-18; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2017-18; Work Group on Health in All Policies, 2017-19; Work Group to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking, 2017-19; Health and Human Services Referral Board, 2017-20; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2017-21; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2017-23; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2017-23; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2017-23; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2017-23; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2017-23; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2017-23; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2017-23; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2017-23; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2017-23; Council on Open Data, 2017-23; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2017-23; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-23; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2017-23; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2017-23; State Board of Victim Services, 2017-23; Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2017-23 (executive committee, 2017-23); Maryland Complete Count Committee, 2019-20; ; Work Group to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors, 2019-20; Task Force to Study Transportation Access, 2019-22; Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council, 2019-23; Juvenile Justice Reform Council, 2019-23; Governor's Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2019-23; Maryland Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force, 2019-23; Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council, 2020-23. Chair, Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2020-23. Member, Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports, 2021-23; Law Enforcement Coordinating Council, 2021-23; Procurement Improvement Council, 2021-23. Co-Vice-Chair, Maryland Food System Resiliency Council, 2021-23. Chair, Work Group on Low-Income Utility Assistance, 2021-23. Member, Advisory Stakeholder Group on Autism-Related Needs, 2021-23; Commission on Trauma-Informed Care, 2021-23; Work Group to Study the Establishment of a State Disaster Relief Fund, 2022-23.

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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