[photo, Emelda P. Johnson, Secretary of Human Resources] EMELDA P. JOHNSON, Secretary of Human Resources

Secretary of Human Resources since January 24, 2001. Deputy Secretary, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 1998-2001.

Chief, Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation, District of Columbia, 1980-84. Acting Deputy Administrator, Housing and Business Resources Administration, District of Columbia, 1984 (chief, housing supply division, 1984-86). Deputy Chief, Construction Management, Public Housing Modernization Administration, District of Columbia, 1986-87. Manager, Housing Development Division, Prince George's County, 1987-90. Deputy Director, Housing and Community Development, Prince George's County, 1990-94. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single-Family Housing, Federal Housing Administration, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, 1994-98.

Member, Task Force to Study Modernization of Credit Union Law, 1999-2001.

Member, Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education, 2001; Commission on Juvenile Justice Jurisdiction, 2001; Governor's Executive Council, 2001-; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 2001-; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 2001-; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 2001-; Advisory Board on After-School Opportunity Programs, 2001-; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2001-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2001-; Task Force to Study the Licensing and Monitoring of Community-Based Homes for Children, 2001; Drug and Alcohol Council, 2001-; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2001-; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 2001-; State Information Technology Board, 2001-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2001-; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 2001-; Governor's Interagency Council for the Nonprofit Sector, 2001-; Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, 2001-; Governor's Commission to Study Poverty in Maryland, 2001-; Commission on Responsible Fatherhood, 2001-; Safe Schools Interagency Steering Committee, 2001-; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2001-; State Board of Victim Services, 2001-; Women's Health Promotion Council, 2001-; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2001-. Chair, Adoption Oversight Team, Department of Human Resources, 2001-. Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Care Foundation, 2001-. Chair, Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2002-.

Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, April 6, 1951. Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S. (special education), 1973; Antioch School of Law, J.D., 1979. Special education teacher, Richmond, Virginia, public schools, 1973-76. Assistant to Director of Continuing Education, Virginia Union University, 1975-76. Director, Community Development Block Grant Program, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1979-80.

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