DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

SECRETARY


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



Secretary of Human Services since July 1, 2017. Secretary of Human Resources, February 8, 2017 to July 1, 2017.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2017-; Children's Cabinet, 2017-. Chair, Advisory Council for Alternative Response, 2017-. 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; Health and Human Services Referral Board, 2017-20; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2017-; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2017-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2017-; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2017-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2017-; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2017-; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2017-; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2017-; Work Group on Health in All Policies, 2017-19; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2017-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2017-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2017-; Council on Open Data, 2017-; Work Group to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking, 2017-19; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2017-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2017-; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2017-; State Board of Victim Services, 2017-; Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2017- (executive committee, 2017-); School Safety Subcabinet Advisory Board, 2018-; Work Group to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors, 2019-20; Maryland Cybersecurity Coordinating Council, 2019-; Juvenile Justice Reform Council, 2019-; Governor's Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2019-; Maryland Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force, 2019-; Task Force to Study Transportation Access, 2019-; Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council, 2020-. Chair, Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2020-.

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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