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Maryland Association of Social Services Boards


Board President

Marquette Rogers

Marquette Rogers holds the role of President on the MASSB Board, with a history of leadership within the organization as past Vice President and Secretary. He is concluding his tenure as the Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Social Services, marking his second term. With a two-decade-long commitment to community service, Rogers has been actively involved in various capacities, including representing parents for the NAACP at Highland Elementary and as a former Statewide At-Large member of the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. A native of Washington, DC, Rogers is an alumnus of the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts with a focus on classical voice. He pursued higher education in Information Systems Management, earning a BS from UMGC. Professionally, Rogers has dedicated over two decades to the IT sector, working as a Macintosh Systems Engineer, IT Project Manager, and presently, an IT Operations Manager. A Maryland resident for three decades, he has lived in Prince Georges and currently resides in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, with his wife and their twins.

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Board Vice President

Melissa Teitelbaum

Melissa Teitelbaum, an Occupational Therapist by profession, lives with her loved ones in Howard County. Her journey with the Howard County Board of Social Services began in 2019, where she now presides as Chair. In her trajectory with MASSB, she took on the role of Secretary in 2021 and ascended to Board Vice President the following year. A Towson University alumna, she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees there and has since accumulated over 15 years of professional experience in the greater Baltimore region. Teitelbaum takes pride in her work with families, particularly those with children who have developmental challenges such as autism spectrum disorder. She has a vested interest in the transitions of young adults as they navigate from the educational system into independent living. Her goal is to leverage her expertise to aid both Boards in enhancing the support provided to community members.

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Board Secretary

Dr. Shawn Ashworth

Shawn Ashworth is distinguished by her deliberate approach, fervent dedication, and optimistic outlook. Her career as an educator spans many years, with experience in numerous leadership capacities within Anne Arundel County Public Schools, where she presently holds the position of Program Specialist. As a devoted mother to two, she actively engages in community service, both through her charitable organization, Food 4 Thought Community Outreach Services, Inc., and her involvement with multiple County Boards. Her decisions and actions are guided by her deep spiritual faith and ethical principles. Dr. Ashworth is eager to contribute to the community, driven by her hopeful stance on effecting positive change for the future.


Board Treasurer

Stephanie Cox

Stephanie Cox, currently serving as the Secretary on the Advisory Board of the Prince George's County Department of Social Services, where she has been a resident for over 40 years, always striving to make a positive and meaningful impact on my community. With a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in Family Studies, her career spans both the state government and private sector, primarily focusing on program management initiatives in human services, education, research, and policy analysis to enhance family life. Additionally, she held Social Work roles, offering case management, community liaison services, resource connections, and consultations. Beyond her professional life, Stephanie has served as President of the newly chartered Prince George's County Junior League chapter, which is one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world committed to social reform. In my current role as a pharmaceutical sales representative, she collaborates with healthcare providers to ensure the accessibility and affordability of cutting-edge medicines.

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