DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES


[photo, 311 West Saratoga St., Baltimore, Maryland] Lourdes R. Padilla, Secretary of Human Services (410) 767-2578
Gregory S. James, Deputy Secretary for Operations (410) 767-7616
Netsanet Kibret, Deputy Secretary for Programs (410) 767-5034
Vacancy, Deputy Secretary for Strategy & Administration (410) 767-7026

Kevin P. Guistwite, Executive Director, Child Support Administration (410) 767-7606
LaSherra Ayala, Executive Director of Family Investment (410) 767-7949
Denise L. Conway, Executive Director of Social Services (410) 767-7216
David E. Beller, Principal Counsel (410) 767-7726

311 West Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - 3521
(410) 767-7000; 1-800-332-6347 (toll free); 1-800-732-7850 (toll free, in Spanish)
fax: (410) 333-0392; tty: 1-800-925-4434 (toll free); web: http://dhr.maryland.gov/

Department of Human Services, 311 West Saratoga St., Baltimore, Maryland, January 2002. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

OFFICE OF SECRETARY

(N00A0101, formerly 33.01.01)
FY2023 appropriation: $16,829,458; authorized positions: 118
Lourdes R. Padilla, Secretary of Human Services (appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent) (410) 767-2578
e-mail: lourdes.padilla@maryland.gov

CHIEF OF STAFF
Samantha L. Blizzard, Chief of Staff (410) 767-7365
e-mail: samantha.blizzard@maryland.gov

OPERATIONS

(N00E01)
FY2023 appropriation: $25,461,302; authorized positions: 121
Appointed by Secretary of Human Services with Governor's approval:
Gregory S. James, Deputy Secretary for Operations (410) 767-7616
e-mail: gregory.james@maryland.gov

PROGRAMS

Appointed by Secretary of Human Services with Governor's approval:
Netsanet Kibret, Deputy Secretary for Programs (410) 767-5034
e-mail: netsanet.kibret@maryland.gov

CHILD SUPPORT ADMINISTRATION

(N00H00, formerly 33.08.00)
FY2023 appropriation: $45,121,834; authorized positions: 64.3
Kevin P. Guistwite, Executive Director (410) 767-7606
1-800-332-6347 (customer service, toll free)
e-mail: kevin.guistwite@maryland.gov
web: http://dhr.maryland.gov/child-support-services/

FAMILY INVESTMENT ADMINISTRATION

(N00I00, formerly 33.09.00)
FY2023 appropriation: $51,114,970; authorized positions: 210
LaSherra Ayala, Executive Director of Family Investment (410) 767-7338
e-mail: lasherra.ayala@maryland.gov
web: http://dhr.maryland.gov/weathering-tough-times/

Yolanda M. Dockery, Chief of Staff (410) 767-7670
e-mail: yolanda.dockery@maryland.gov

SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

(N00B00, formerly 33.02.00)
FY2023 appropriation: $32,430,144; authorized positions: 112
Denise L. Conway, Executive Director (410) 767-7216
e-mail: denise.conway@maryland.gov

Tennille R. Thomas, Chief of Staff (410) 767-7684
e-mail: tennille.thomas@maryland.gov

STRATEGY & ADMINISTRATION

Vacancy, Deputy Secetary (410) 767-7026

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