[photo, Jean W. Roesser, Maryland Secretary of Aging] JEAN W. ROESSER
Secretary of Aging, 2003-07

Secretary of Aging, February 7, 2003 to January 17, 2007. Acting Secretary of Aging from January 15 to February 7, 2003.

Jean W. Roesser, Secretary of Aging, February 2003. Photo by Richard Lippenholz.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003-07; Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 2003-05. Chair, Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2003-05; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2003-07; Innovations in Aging Services Advisory Council, 2003-07; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2003-07; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2003-07; Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004; Task Force to Study the Dynamics of Elderly and Retiree Migration Into and Out of Maryland, 2004-06; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2004-07. Chair, Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2005-07. Member, CommunityChoice Advisory Group, 2005-07; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2005-07; Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2006-07.

Former Congressional liaison assistant, U.S. Information Agency. Former member, Appalachian National Scenic Trails Advisory Council.

Member, House of Delegates, January 1987 to January 11, 1995, representing District 15, Montgomery County. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1987-90; Special House Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1987-94; Environmental Matters Committee, 1991-93; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994.

Member, Governor's Energy Task Force, 1991-94; Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1992-94.

Member of Senate, January 11, 1995 to January 8, 2003, representing District 15, Montgomery County. Member, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Special Joint Committee on Group Homes, 1995-97; Finance Committee, 1995-2003 (welfare reform subcommittee, 1997-99; chair, telephone solicitation work group, 1999); Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1995-2003; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995-2003; Joint Audit Committee, 1997-2003; Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1997-2003; Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight Committee, 1999-2003; Joint Committee on Protocol, 1999-2003. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2002-03 (member, 1996-2003). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1995-2003.

Member, Task Force on Emerging Medical and Surgical Treatments, 1996; Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000, 1999-2001; Task Force to Study the Maryland Enterprise Zone Program, 2000; Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2000-03. Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2002-03. Founding member, Arts Council, Montgomery County.

Born in Washington, DC, May 8, 1930. Trinity College, B.A. (economics), 1951; Catholic University of America, graduate studies (economics). Former newspaper reporter, Suburban Record, Montgomery County. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996 (alternate delegate, 1992). Past vice-president, Maryland Federation of Republican Women. Past president, Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women; Potomac Women's Republican Club. Member, Stephanie Roper Committee; West Montgomery County Citizens Association; Germantown Citizens Association; Potomac Appalachian Trail Club; Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Widow; three children.

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