Assistant Secretary, Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning, 1991-95. Deputy Secretary, Department of Budget and Management, 1996-2000. Secretary of Budget and Management, June 1, 2000 to January 15, 2003.
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-; Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-; Children's Cabinet, 2007-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-. Chair, Board of Trustees, Maryland Teachers and State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans, 2007-. Member, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2007-. Board of Directors, Assistive Technology Guaranteed Loan Program, 2007-. Member, Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2007-; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2007-; Climate Change Commission, 2007-; Commission on Correctional Standards, 2007-; Commission on State Debt, 2007-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2007-; Maryland Green Building Council, 2007-. Board of Directors, Maryland Health Insurance Plan, 2007-. Member, Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2007-; Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs, 2007-; Interdepartmental Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-; Procurement Advisory Council, 2007-; Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2007-. Board of Trustees, State Retirement and Pension System, 2007- (administrative committee, 2007-; investment committee, 2007-). Member, Board of Revenue Estimates, 2007-; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2007-; Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2007-; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2008-; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies, 2008-.
Chair, State Employees' Health Insurance Advisory Council, 2007-08. Member, Task Force to Study the Developmental Disabilities Administration Rate-Payment System, 2007-08; Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement, 2007-08; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-08.
Fiscal analyst, Department of Fiscal Services, 1978-84. Executive Director, Maryland Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, 1984-87. Legislative officer, Governor's Legislative Office, 1987-91.
Chair, Maryland Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, 1987-90. Member, Governor's Prescription Drug Commission, 1990-91; Governor's Task Force to Study Maryland State Police Salaries, 1990-91; Governor's Task Force to Study Gambling, 1993-94. Chair, Maryland State Employees Risk Management Advisory Council, 1993-94. Member, Board of Trustees, Maryland Teachers and State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans, 1995-2004; Task Force on Funding for the Maryland School for the Deaf, 1996; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98.
Member, Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-01; Community Access Steering Committee, 2000-01; Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education, 2000-01; Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 2000-01; Governor's Executive Council, 2000-03; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 2000-03; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2001-03; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 2000-03; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2000-03; Board of Directors, Assistive Technology Guaranteed Loan Program, 2000-03; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2000-03; Commission on Correctional Standards, 2000-03; State Information Technology Board, 2000-03; Governor's Task Force to Study the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund, 2000; State Labor Relations Board, 2000-03; Interdepartmental Committee for Minority Affairs, 2000-03; Procurement Advisory Council, 2000-03; Board of Trustees, State Retirement and Pension System, 2000-03; Board of Revenue Estimates, 2000-03. Chair, State Employees' Health Insurance Advisory Council, 2000-03. Member, Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 2000-02; Transit Policy Panel, 2000-03; Maryland Green Buildings Council, 2001-03; Joseph Fund Board, 2001-03; Commission on Responsible Fatherhood, 2001-03; Task Force to Study Public School Facilities, 2002-03; Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2002-03; Governor's Commission on the Structure and Efficiency of State Government, 2003 (independent agencies subcommittee).
Assistant Dean for Program Development and Business Affairs, University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Medicine, 2003-07. Member, State Planning Committee for Higher Education, 2004; College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, 2006-07. Member, Steering Committee, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07 (chair, budget & management work group).
Born in Richmond, Virginia. Howard University, B.A. (business administration); American University, M.B.A.; Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard University, 1994. Founder, T. Eloise Foster & Associates, LLC (consulting), 2005. Member, National Association of State Budget Officers; National Forum of Black Public Administrators. Advisory Board, Howard University Cancer Center (dinner chair, fundraising gala, 1997). Breast Cancer Advisory Council, Magic Johnson Foundation. Vice-president, Washington Women's Investment Club. Member, Seton Keough School Board, 1987-91; Board, National Chronic Pain Association, 1988-91. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2002.
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