+ Biography

Rebecca Jones Gaston

Rebecca Jones Gaston is the Executive Director of the Social Services Administration (SSA), the Maryland Department of Human Services. Under her leadership, Rebecca provides strategic vision and guidance for transforming Maryland’s social service system. SSA’s longtime core values are the foundation of its transformation: Collaboration, Advocacy, Respect and Empowerment. These are the values that Rebecca has promoted throughout her more than 22 year career by putting individuals’ and families’ safety and well-being at the center of child welfare and adult services.

She continues to shift the service delivery paradigm to ensure Maryland is achieving the best possible outcomes for the most vulnerable populations. She has formed strategic partnerships with organizations that share the same goals of safety, permanency and well-being for those served by the agency.

Rebecca holds a BA in psychology from Georgetown University and a MSW from the University of Pennsylvania.

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