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Gloria Brown
DirectorPrince George’s County Department of Social Services


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Gloria BrownGloria Brown
DirectorPrince George’s County Department of Social Services

Gloria Brown has more than 20 years of experience in the development, administration and evaluation of human service and child welfare programs. Her career in the public service arena began more than fourteen years ago with Prince George’s County as the Administrator of Homeless Programs within the Department of Housing and Community Development. In 1997, she was appointed by Governor Parris Glendening, as a representative for Congressman Steny Hoyer’s district, to the Advisory Board on Shelter, Nutrition and Program Services to Homeless Individuals and Families.

During her thirteen years with the Department of Social Services, Gloria served as the Deputy Director for Administration and Assistant Director prior to her appointment as Interim Director and then Director. Gloria has overseen the improvement of quality for all department customers in recent years and works closely with the Prince George’s County judiciary to improve outcomes for children in care.

Gloria is actively involved in her community and serves as a co-chair of her Homeowners Association’s youth activities team.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fisk University and Master of Science in Management from the University Of Maryland University College, Executive Programs. Gloria is also a 2011 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington.

About the Author
Tonia is a 17 year resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland. She has served in various volunteer capacities and community boards/ commissions including Treasurer, Lake Arbor Civic Association; Vice President, Perrywood PTA; and Commissioner, Prince George’s County Solid Waste Commission. Tonia is a career professional in international development policy and administration. She was recently appointed by the White House as Director of Intergovernmental and External Affairs for Peace Corps. Inspired by community-based innovations in developing and transitional countries, Tonia launched the Prince George's County Social Innovation Fund to serve as a catalyst for civic engagement and community change.