[photo, Emelda P. Johnson, Maryland Secretary of Human Resources] EMELDA P. JOHNSON
Secretary of Human Resources, 2001-03

Deputy Secretary, Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation, 1998-2001

Secretary of Human Resources, January 24, 2001 to January 15, 2003. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2001-03; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 2001-03; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 2001-03. Chair, Adoption Oversight Team, Department of Human Resources, 2001-03; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2002-03.

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 Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 2001-03; Advisory Board on After-School Opportunity Programs, 2001-03; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2001-03; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2001-03; Task Force to Study the Licensing and Monitoring of Community-Based Homes for Children, 2001; Drug and Alcohol Council, 2001-03; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2001-03; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 2001-03; State Information Technology Board, 2001-03; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2001-03; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 2001-03; Governor's Interagency Council for the Nonprofit Sector, 2001-03; Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, 2001-03; Governor's Commission to Study Poverty in Maryland, 2001-03; Commission on Responsible Fatherhood, 2001-03; Safe Schools Interagency Steering Committee, 2001-03; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2001-03; State Board of Victim Services, 2001-03; Women's Health Promotion Council, 2001-03; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2001-03. Board of Trustees, Maryland Health Care Foundation, 2001-03.

Co-Chair, Human Resources Work Group, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07.

Director, Community Development Block Grant Program, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1979-80.

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.

Deputy Secretary, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 1998-2001. Member, Task Force to Study Modernization of Credit Union Law, 1999-2001.

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. Vice-President, NHP Foundation, 2004-06. Past member and secretary, Board of Directors, Associated Black Charities.

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