House of Ruth

Thomasine Carter

Thomasine Carter is a native Washingtonian. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bowie State University, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work. She did graduate studies at Howard University’s Graduate School of Social Work and received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Maryland. Thomasine received the Fulbright Scholarship to study Spanish in South America. However, instead of studying abroad, she opted to participate in the Cooperative Education Program. This program led to her 37 year employment career with the Social Security Administration as an attorney and federal Administrative Appeals Judge.

Thomasine’s responsibilities as judge were to enforce and implement Legislation enacted by Congress as it relates to disabled adults and children. She has worked in public service all of her life. Until recently, she did 10 years of nonprofit work as the founder and President of Fit for Purpose Ministry, Inc.; a 501(C)3 nonprofit for battered women and children. Moreover, during these years, Thomasine has been a long-time donor and supporter of the House of Ruth.