APHSA Appoints Chairs of Executive Governing Board and National Council of Local Human Services Administrators.

Position:Association news - David A. Hansell of American Public Human Services Association

The Board, now led by David A. Hansell, Commissioner of New York City's Administration for Children's Services, is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the Association, including the approval of association-wide priorities and objectives and overseeing operations. The Executive Governing Board (the Board) includes state and local chief executives as well as appointed members from other sectors, including private businesses and nonprofit organizations. Hansell has worked at the national, state, and local levels in child welfare and social services, including prior service in the New York City government in the Department of Health and the Human Resources Administration, in addition to experience in the nonprofit and private sectors--most recently as Managing Director and head of the Global Human and Social Services Center of Excellence at KPMG. He has also served as Commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families.

"The American Public Human Services Association is the backbone of the human services sector across the country, and as someone who has worked in the social services field for my entire career, it is an honor to serve as Chair of the Executive Governing Board," said Hansell. "As Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children's Services, I am proud of the innovations we're spearheading to strengthen and support families. I know how important it is for leaders to share these innovations with each other and to infuse them into the association's strategic blueprint for health and human services agencies. I am confident that by working with colleagues across the country, we'll be able to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families."

The National Council of Local Human Services Administrators (Local Council), now led by Rodney Adams, Director of Mecklenburg County's (NC) Department of Community Resources, contributes to APHSA's national policy and practice agenda...

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