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DHR’s Operations Staff Leadership Team

Margaret (Peggy) Hughes, Deputy Director/Deputy CFO
Office of Budget and Finance
Ms. Hughes is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Maryland.  She has 16 years experience with the Department — 10 years as Director of Accounting and 6 years in her current position. As the deputy chief financial officer, Ms. Hughes reviews contract funding; certifies and submits all federal financial reports; ensures attainment of federal revenue; supports the fiscal operations of the Department.

William E. Johnson, Jr. – Inspector General
William E. Johnson, Jr. serves as the senior official responsible for protecting the integrity of DHR’s personnel and resources. He oversees independent preventive and enforcement services through investigations, reviews and audits with a major emphasis on combating fraud, waste and abuse. Mr. Johnson has served the State of Maryland for over 28 years through four agencies providing leadership and expertise in the areas of equity and integrity in State government. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Howard University and is also a nationally certified Inspector General.

Rainier C Harvey SR – Chief Of Administrative Operations
Mr. Rainier C. Harvey, Sr. currently serves as the Chief of Administrative Operations and is responsible for providing executive direction for multiple centralized operational units as well as providing operational oversight for the twenty-four DHR local jurisdictions. Mr. Harvey has thirty years of professional experience, serving in leadership roles within Baltimore City, Baltimore County, the State of Maryland and the Federal Government. He has also served as the Political Director for the Office of the Speaker Pro-Tem of the Maryland House of Delegates. Mr. Harvey’s expertise in matrix operational management has garnered local and state recognition and awards. Under his leadership as Chief of Administrative Operations, the Department of Human Resources has been identified as an industry leader among State Departments in several operational initiatives and the State of Maryland has been recognized nationally for achievements in operational crisis response.

Stafford Chipungu – Director of Budget and Finance
As Director of Budget and Finance, Mr. Chipungu provides fiscal support to DHR Leadership and Local Departments of Social Services ensuring coordination with the Department of Budget and Management, Department of Legislative Services, Comptroller’s Office, Federal Agencies and stake holders and provides fiscal management for proper resources funding and  utilization.  He has long experience in State Government and banking and is Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Chipungu has been instrumental in navigating fiscal challenges so that Marylanders who rely our our critical services and benefits are provided to those in need.

Terry Chrapaty – Director Human Resource Development and Training
Terry Chrapaty oversees the agency’s human resources related areas including employment services; employee relations; health benefits; classification; training and staff development; and transactions processing. Terry has over 18 years of HR experience with the Department of Human Resources.  Prior to serving in her current capacity, she served as HRDT’s Assistant Director.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Business & Management with a concentration in Personnel & Labor Relations. Terry began her HR career at IBM.  Her experience in the public and private sector will serve the agency well as she works closely with DHR’s Statewide Leadership Team and local departments.

Sandy Johnson – Director of Procurement
As Director of Procurement, Ms. Johnson ensures that the processing of contracts and purchasing activities required for DHR to obtain the goods and services follow COMAR Title 21 to include Advisories established by the Board of Public Works (BPW).  Her responsibilities consist of organizing the soliciting, evaluation and negotiating process to award contracts.  In addition, she manages the development and implementation of procedures consistent with State Policy, the review of procurement documents, administration of the Corporate Purchasing Card program, representation of DHR before the BPW, the creation and maintenance of purchase orders, reporting, and other procurement related tasks. Ms. Johnson brings considerable experience in procuring satisfactory services and overseeing DHR Central procurement related functions that will serve the agency well as she works closely with the Office of the Secretary and DHR*s statewide leadership team.

Kenyatta Powers – Chief Information Officer
As Chief Information Officer (CIO)of the Office of Technology for Human Services (OTHS), Ms Powers oversees the day-to-day operations of DHR-OTHS. Her leadership and relentless efforts as CIO ensures that OTHS continue to deliver mission critical services and seamlessly run information systems that lay the foundation of essential human services and social benefits for Maryland’s vulnerable citizens. Ms. Powers’ prior experience as Director and Deputy CIO at DHR-OTHS has honed her skills as a senior executive and prepared her to shoulder manifold responsibilities at the agency particularly around State-wide networking.    Ms. Powers also plays a key role in the State-wide Maryland Health Information Exchange Project and is a familiar and respected name agency-wide as a proponent of state-of-the-art technological solutions for Maryland’s human services