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Executive Kittleman appoints new administrators for county’s Office on Aging and Independence and Office of Community Partnerships 

Executive Kittleman appoints new administrators for county’s Office on Aging and Independence and Office of Community Partnerships 

October 30, 2018

Media Contacts:
Deidre McCabe, Director of Strategic Planning and Communications, 410-313-4023 
Jacqueline R. Scott, Director, Dept. of Community Resources and Services, 410-313-6400

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS) Director Jacqueline R. Scott today announced the appointments of Rose J. Burton as administrator of the Office of Community Partnerships, and Jenna L. Crawley as administrator of the Office on Aging and Independence, effective immediately. The offices are two of eight that make up DCRS.

“These new administrators bring tremendous depth of experience and expertise to the department,” said Kittleman. “As we continue to improve the delivery of human services, Rose and Jenna are the people we need to lead these offices. With the development of our Community Resources Campus and our commitment to bring non-profit, county and state agencies together, we will continue to make these services stronger and more effective for our residents.”

Burton brings more than 20 years of expertise in non-profit leadership, program development, resource development and finance to her new role as administrator of the Office of Community Partnerships. Prior to joining the county, she served as the executive director of HomeStretch, Inc. since 2009. Homestretch is a nonprofit organization based in Roswell, Ga. providing housing and services for working homeless families to promote family, employment, and financial and housing stability.

From 2002 to 2008, she served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc. in Buffalo, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York - Empire State College.

“Rose’s extensive experience in building collaborative partnerships, community outreach and advocacy will be a huge asset for the county,” said Jackie Scott, DCRS director. “Her impressive background managing publicly and privately funded housing programs and services for low-income and homeless individuals will serve our residents well.” 

“I am thrilled to join the Office of Community Partnerships,” said Burton. “I am especially looking forward to working with Howard County’s impressive collaborative of nonprofit partners, to help improve the quality of life for the vulnerable members of our community.”

Crawley has held both direct care and leadership roles serving older adults and their families in home- and community-based settings. Most recently, she led the Long-Term Care Administration’s Operations Division for the District of Columbia’s Department of Health Care Finance. Prior to this position, she served as the chief social worker for MedStar Health’s Medical House Call Program, where she was responsible for the design and implementation of community-based social work interventions for frail elders.

Crawley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland.

“Jenna’s wealth of experience and commitment to meeting the needs of underserved populations and effecting change on a systemic level will increase access to resources and provide support where it is needed the most,” said Jackie Scott. “As administrator of the Office on Aging and Independence, her leadership will improve the overall quality of life for older adults and their families in Howard County.”
 
“I am eager to use my passion for serving older adults, people with disabilities and their families to continue to ensure and improve their access to high quality resources and supports that promote dignity, choice and independence for county residents,” said Crawley.

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