DHS Organization

Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services consists of six executive level offices and seven different program offices. All of the offices, and the deputies in charge of them are listed below. To learn more about each program office please explore the links under "Related Topics". If you are looking to contact the department please email or call us at 1-800-692-7462.


Executive Offices   

Executive Deputy SecretaryBrendan Harris
Office of AdministrationJay Bausch
Office of the BudgetDavid Spishock
Office of Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)Lisa Watson
Office of eHealth PartnershipKelly Thompson
Office of General CounselDoris M. Leisch
Office of Legislative AffairsDwanye Heckert
Office of Policy DevelopmentJen DeBell
Office of Press and CommunicationsKait Gillis
Office of Social ProgramsKaren Herrling



Program Offices

Office of Child Development and Early LearningSuzann Morris
Office of Children, Youth and FamiliesCathy Utz
Office of Developmental ProgramsNancy Thaler
Office of Income MaintenanceKim Lay 
Office of Long Term LivingJen Burnett
Office of Medical Assistance ProgramsLeesa Allen
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesDr. Dale Adair