Department of Social Services Advisory Board


  • Lisa Cox
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Dea Galloway 
    Term expires: June 30, 2026
  • Steven Gambrill Sr. 
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Alicia Hamilton - Vice Chair         Term expires: June 30, 2026
  • Vicki Jones 
     Term expires: June 30, 2026
  • Jim Kuterback 
     Term expires: June 30, 2026
Ex-officio member
  • Patrick S. Vincenti
    County Council President
  • Mark Lovell                                       Term expires: June 30, 2025
  • Andree Mountain 
    Term expires: June 30, 2025
  • Pamela Smith
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Denise Sconion 
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Patricia Weaver 
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Tony Wohlers - Chair 
    Term expires: June 30, 2024

About the board

This board is mandated by Article 88A, Section 14 of the Annotated Code of the State of Maryland. The Social Services Advisory Board shall be composed of a least nine but no more than 13 members. The board will annually select its own chairperson. Board members serve three-year terms and upon expiration of two consecutive three-terms, the appointee will be ineligible for one year thereafter for reappointment. Members are appointed by the county executive upon recommendation of the Social Services Advisory Board and confirmed by the county council.

For more information, please call Erica Rutka at 410-836-4743.


One member of the board will be a member of the local governing authority of the county and will serve as an ex-officio member on the board. Members should possess a high degree of interest, capacity, and objectivity, and who in the aggregate give a countywide representative character to the local board.


A summary of their duties include:

  • To select a director for the Department of Social Services
  • To advise the director and the state director as to the local application of state policies or procedures
  • To be well-informed on local department activities
  • To communicate to residents of the county information as to the objectives, policies, programs, and problems of social services and public assistance administration