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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

SECRETARY


[photo, Brenda Donald, Secretary of Human Resources] BRENDA DONALD, Secretary of Human Resources



Secretary of Human Resources since March 1, 2007. Acting Secretary of Human Resources, February 5, 2007 to February 28, 2007.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-; Children's Cabinet, 2007-. Chair, Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2007-. Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2007-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2007-; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2007-; Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force, 2007-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2007-; Governor's Family Violence Council (formerly Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention), 2007-; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2007-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2007-; Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2007-; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2007-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2007-; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2007-; State Board of Victim Services, 2007-; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2007-; Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland, 2008-; Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Language Skills in Maryland, 2008-; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies, 2008-; Maryland Council for New Americans, 2008-; Task Force on Prisoner Re-entry, 2009-. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2009-.

Member, Maryland Child Care Subsidy Coordinating Council, 2007; Eastern Shore Task Force on Foster Care, 2007-08; Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 2007-08.

Legislative Assistant to Council member Wilhelmina Rolark, District of Columbia, 1982-83. Assistant Manager for Public Relations, District of Columbia Lottery Board, 1983-85. Assistant City Manager, City of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1993-94 (assistant to city manager, 1991-93; chief of staff, 1986-90). Director, Child and Family Services Agency, District of Columbia, 2004-05 (chief of staff, 2001-04). Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families, and Elders, District of Columbia, 2005-06.

George Washington University, B.A. (journalism), with honors, 1975; Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1972-73; University of Arkansas at Little Rock, M.P.A., 1993; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, certificate, 2000. Freelance reporter, The Washington Informer, 1976. Technical editor, Northeast Corridor Project, DeLeuw, Cather & Parsons, 1977-79. Minority Outreach Director, Northeast Corridor Project, Boone, Young & Associates, 1979-81. Director of Public Relations & Membership, Associated Minority Contractors of America, 1982. Fellow, Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1995. Vice-President for Municipal Programs, DC Agenda, 1996-2001. Chair, Fellows Network (alumni organization of Annie E. Casey Foundation Fellows), 1998-2000. Graduate, Leadership Maryland, 2008. Board of Directors, Child Welfare League of America, 2009-.

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