Courtney Thomas-Winterberg is the Director of the Allegany County Department of Social Services. In this role she oversees the Department’s $38 million dollar budget, 170+ staff and programs to include Child Welfare, Family and Adult Services, Financial Assistance and Nutrition Assistance programs and Child Support. Prior to accepting this position, she served as the Executive Director of a $14 million non-profit Community Action Agency and Area Agency on Aging which she grew by more than 50% during her ten year tenure. Thomas-Winterberg holds Master's degrees in Community Economic Development and Communications Studies and in April 2018, she completed the Malcolm Baldrige Executive Fellows program through the National Institute for Standards and Technology at the United State’s Department of Commerce.
Thomas-Winterberg serves Allegany County in various capacities including the Allegany County Local Management Board (Chair), UPMC Western Maryland (Board Member), Bridges to Opportunity (Steering Committee), The PACE Planning Committee (Board Member), and The Greater Cumberland Committee (Partners in Progress). She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Maryland! and a 2018 graduate of the Maryland Department of Human Services Executive Leadership Program. Thomas-Winterberg represents the State of Maryland as a member of the Appalachian Regional Commission's Substance Abuse Advisory Council, the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) Local Council (Executive Committee) and the Maryland Financial Education and Capability Commission.
Professionally she has been recognized as a Top 100 Leading Women Under Forty by the Daily Record (2011), VIP under forty by the Daily Record (2012), The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce/Western Maryland Jaycee’s Outstanding Young Professional (2014), and Top 100 Women by the Daily Record (2017) (2020).