Secretary of Human Resources, February 14, 2003 to January 17, 2007. Acting Secretary of Human Resources, January 15 to February 14, 2003.
Member, Foster Care Review Board, Howard County, 1982-86. Budget committee chair, Citizen Advisory Board, Board of Education, Howard County, 1988-89.
Member, Task Force on Maryland Building Performance Standards, 1992-93; Governor's Commission on Adoption, 1995; Task Force on Sentencing and Intermediate Sanctions, Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-96; Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-99; Adoption Oversight Team, Department of Human Resources, 1997-02; Task Force on Public Charter Schools, 1998; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-2001; Governor's Fatherhood Advisory Council, 2000-02; Statewide Water Conservation Advisory Committee, 2000-02; Commission on Responsible Fatherhood, 2001-02.
Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001-02. Advisor, Office of Director, National Institutes of Health, 2002-03. Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Care Foundation, 2003. Member, Task Force to Study Efficiency in Procurement, 2003; Task Force on Child Welfare System Accountability, 2003-04; Task Force to Study Alternative Living Arrangements for Children in Out-of-Home Placement, 2003-04; Drug and Alcohol Council, 2003-04; State Information Technology Board, 2003-04; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 2003-05; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-05; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 2003-05; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 2003-05; State Commission on Public Safety Technology and Critical Infrastructure, 2003-05.
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003-07. Chair, Adoption Oversight Team, Department of Human Resources, 2003-07; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2003-07. Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2003-07; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2003-07; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2003-07; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2003-07; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2003-07; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 2003-07; Governor's Interagency Council for the Nonprofit Sector, 2003-07; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2003-07; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2003-07; State Board of Victim Services, 2003-07; Women's Health Promotion Council, 2003-07; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2003-07; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2004-07; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2004-07; Advisory Council for Children, 2005-07; Children's Cabinet, 2005-07; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2005-07; Maryland Child Care Subsidy Coordinating Council, 2006-07; Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force, 2006-07; Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention, 2006-07; Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2006-07.
Born in Encino, California, January 19, 1956. University of Notre Dame, B.B.A. (finance), 1978; Fairleigh Dickinson University, M.B.A., 1980. Former senior associate director of development, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine. Member, Howard Countians for Councilmanic Districts, (vice-chair, 1983-84); Howard County Republican Club (president, 1983-85); Republican State Central Committee, Howard County, 1984-; Association of Republican State Legislators, 1995-. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996, 2000. Finance chair, steering committee, Howard County Chemical-Free Graduation, 1985-86. Board member, Howard County Youth Resource Center, 1986. Vice-Chair, Hospital Division Campaign, Central Maryland United Way, 1988. Board member, Howard County Churches Concerned for the Homeless. Finance chair, member, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Howard County Chapter, 1988-. Member, Leadership Howard County, Howard County Chamber of Commerce, 1988-89; Citizens Advisory Committee, Hands of Shared Time, 1988-; National Society of Fund-Raising Executives; Knights of Columbus. Merit badge counselor, Boy Scout Troop 944. Honorary member, Metropolitan District, Boy Scouts of America. Legislative achievement award, Maryland Correctional Administrators Association, 1997. Legislative service award, Howard County Department of Social Services, 2000. Adoption Visionary Award, Social Services Administration, Maryland Department of Human Resources, 2000. Legislator of the Year, National Republican Legislators Association, 2001. Married; two children.
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