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Executive staff bios

Find brief biographies and photos of the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services and leadership team.

Jodi Harpstead headshot
Jodi Harpstead
nikki farago headshot
Nikki Farago
Deputy Commissioner for Agency Culture and Relations
Shireen Gandhi
Shireen Gandhi
Deputy Commissioner for Agency Effectiveness
Stacy Twite
Stacy Twite
Chief of Staff
Photograph of  John   Connolly
John Connolly
Assistant Commissioner for the Health Care Administration
De Anna Conover
De Anna Conover
Assistant Commissioner for Employee Culture
Photograph of  Eric  Grumdahl
Eric Grumdahl
Assistant Commissioner of the Behavioral Health, Housing, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Administration
Natasha Merz headshot
Natasha Merz
Assistant Commissioner of the Aging and Disability Services Administration
Marshall Smith
Marshall E. Smith
Health Systems Chief Executive Officer, Direct Care and Treatment
Photo of Karen McKinney
Dr. Karen McKinney
Chief Equity Officer
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