Sam Malhotra leads a $2.6 billion agency with 6,500 employees serving more than 1 million Marylanders across the state. He is a dynamic, results-oriented executive with a strong track record of performance. He has over 20 years of successful management and organization skills as demonstrated by the creation of a successful service organization. Sam is particularly interested in resolving multiple complex issues and motivating staff to achieve peak performance.
He has the ability to identify future trends and develop strategies and programs to meet community-level needs. His ability to manage people and strategically allocate resources will allow him to drive organizational improvements and implement best practices within the agency.
Sam is committed to community service, he’s served on several boards including: Creative Education Foundation, and the Holy Cross Hospital Finance Committee. He’s on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association of the University of Maryland, and on the Board of Visitors for the College of Computers, Mathematics & Natural Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Harvard Business School, and Georgetown University.
He is married with two children.
Deputy Secretary of Programs
Social Services Administration
Debbie previously served as the deputy in the office, overseeing policy and practice for Child Welfare and Adult Services programming. She has been a tremendous asset as the department works to change the child welfare practice paradigm. She has been instrumental in the successful development and implementation of Alternative Response, a key department initiative that is enhancing child welfare practice in our state.
Debbie has 27 years experience in Child Welfare and Family and Adult Services. She spent the first 21 years in various roles at the local department level before joining the Central Office team in 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Law and School of Social Work and Community Planning. She completed her undergraduate work at University of Delaware. Debbie is an enthusiastic, purple-wearing Ravens fan.
Family Investment Administration
Rosemary Malone has over 30 years of experience with the Department of Human Resources. Prior to serving in her current capacity, she served as Deputy Executive Director responsible for the Office of Programs. In this role, she managed the agency’s temporary cash assistance, food stamps, medical assistance and energy assistance programs.
In addition to overseeing economic assistance programs, Ms. Malone has considerable experience in employment and training, quality control, research and analysis, and planning. After graduating from Eckerd College and doing graduate work at the University of South Florida, she began her public service career with the Florida Department of Commerce.
Child Support Enforcement Administration
Mr. DiPrimio brings over 30 years of front-line and executive experience in state and local government and has considerable private sector experience. Prior to coming to Maryland, Mr. DiPrimio worked with Philadelphia’s Child Support program and was responsible for overseeing the administration of the Philadelphia Court System.
His considerable experience has prepared him well to assist Maryland in reviewing its operations and making the necessary adjustments to achieve Maryland’s goal of becoming one of the top ten states in the nation for child support collections.