Director, Montgomery County MD, Department of Health and Human Services, United States
Uma S. Ahluwalia is currently the Director of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Health and Human Services and is Co-Chair of the Age-Friendly Montgomery County Advisory Group.
With nearly 1,600 employees, the Department is one of the largest agencies in Montgomery County and includes Aging and Disability Services; Behavioral Health and Crisis Services; Children, Youth and Family Services; Public Health Services; and, Special Needs Housing. The Department’s budget for Fiscal Year 2016 is more than $281 million. Caseloads for the Department in the past four years have risen dramatically as more families and individuals struggle through the tough economy.
Ahluwalia holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Delhi in India and a Specialist Post-Masters in Health Services Administration from George Washington University. Over a 26-year career in human services, she has progressively moved from case-carrying social work to executive leadership at the state and local levels.