Angela Cabellon serves as Chief of Staff. She has served as the County’s first Chief Innovation Officer and the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer since 2018. Cabellon initiated and oversaw the development of the county’s first performance dashboard, the Howard County Data Analytics and Statistics Hub (HoCo DASH). She made more than $1.8M available to support innovation and operations needs for non-profits. Cabellon oversaw the COVID-19 pandemic on behalf of the County Executive, ensuring a data-informed, people-driven response to policy and practice. Cabellon works on policy and initiatives related to health, social services, transportation, environmental sustainability, and workforce development.
Cabellon has worked in state and local government for more than a decade. She recently hailed from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services where she served as the Social Services Officer and Deputy Chief of Children, Youth and Family Services, managing $38M in social service programs funded by the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) and 5 local offices. Cabellon served as the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Program Management at DHS overseeing strategic initiatives on child welfare, child support, workforce development, the Affordable Care Act, and economic assistance.
As Senior Analyst in the Governor’s Office of Policy, Cabellon prepared all education policy briefings for the Director of Policy and former Governor O’Malley while analyzing early learning, education, and workforce data.
Cabellon was a Teach for America Corps Member in San Jose, California teaching Special Education English at Independence High School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.