Tawanda A. Bailey

Tawanda A. Bailey is a long-time resident of Frederick County, Maryland and was appointed to the Commission in April 2016, and was elected vice-chair in June 2018. She is a Compliance Officer with Frederick County’s Fire and Rescue Services Division with 30 years of experience in Frederick County Government. She has been involved with many health and social services programs providing services for adults and children, which include: Section 8 Housing, Rental Allowance Assistance, Office for Children and Families, Healthy Families Frederick, Heartly House and pre-hospital healthcare. In addition, she has mentored those in teen youth programs and victims of abuse.

Ms. Bailey is a small business owner of Bailey Massage and Wellness – specializing in chronic pain management and stress management. She is active on numerous committees and boards in her community. She lives in Frederick with her husband of 18 years and has three adult children, and five grandchildren. She is a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician with the United Steam Fire Engine Company. In her spare time, Tawanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. For the past two years, she has co-chaired the Commission for Women’s Education and Outreach Committee, has served on the Voices of Maryland Women Listening Tour Committee and the Public Relations and Communications Committee, and has represented the Commission on the steering committee planning the annual Women Moving Forward Conference at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women.