DEPARTMENT OF AGING


[Photograph of Department Secretary] SUE FRYER WARD, Secretary of Aging



Secretary of Aging since July 1, 1998. Director on Aging, 1995-98.

Director, Department of Aging, Prince George's County, 1982-91. Member, Task Force to Review and Evaluate the Delivery System of Services to the Elderly, 1990-91. Director, Department of Family Services, Prince George's County, 1992-95.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1995-; Domiciliary Care Facilities Board, 1995-96; Task Force on Personal Care, 1996-97. Chair, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1995-. Chair, Task Force on Quality of Care in Nursing Facilities, 1999. Member, Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1999. Chair, Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2000-.

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 28, 1935. The American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1956-57; College of William and Mary, B.A., 1957; McGill University School of Social Work, Montreal, Canada, 1958-59; University of Utah, M.S.W., 1961. Licensed Certified Social Worker, Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Member, Maryland Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 1982-92 (chair, 1989-92); National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 1988-92 (president, 1990-92). Member, Board of Directors, Hospice of Prince George's County, 1983-97; Maryland Gerontological Association, 1995-. Delegate, White House Conference on Aging, 1995. Board of Directors, National Association of State Units on Aging, 1996. Member, Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, American Bar Association, 1996-. Woman of the Year, Southern Prince George's Business and Professional Women's Club, 1980. Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award, Prince George's County Chapter, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1991. Gladys Noon Spellman Award for Excellence in Public Service, 1994. Married; two children.

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