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Organization/management

Commissioner 

Tony Lourey, 651-431-2907

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps provide essential services to Minnesota's most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and nonprofits.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is organized in three main areas: 

  • Agencywide functions 
  • Direct care and treatment 
  • Program administrations 
 Support documents:

Agencywide functions

Chief of Staff

Stacie Weeks, 652-431-6408

The chief of staff oversees legislative relations, communications, and legal and compliance.

Areas included in this part of the organization:

Direct Care and Treatment Locations

Direct Care and Treatment program locations:

Program administration

Deputy Commissioner for Policy

Claire WIlson, 651-431-2323

The deputy commissioner for Policy oversees the  agency’s four main program areas — Children and Family Services, Health Care, Community Supports and Continuing Care for Older Adults.

Areas included in this part of the organization:

Program administration

Deputy Commissioner for Operations

Chuck Johnson, 651-431-5672

The deputy commissioner for Operations oversees financial areas, the Business Solutions Office, the Office of Strategy and Performance and Direct Care and Treatment. 

Areas included in this part of the organization:

Direct Care and Treatment

Health Care Systems Chief Executive Officer

Marshall Smith 651-431-2687 

Direct Care and Treatment (including what formerly was known as State Operated Services) consists of an array of residential and treatment programs serving people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, chemical dependency and traumatic brain injury as well as people who pose a risk to society. 

Areas included in this part of the organization:

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