Assistant commissioner for the Community Supports Administration
Gertrude Matemba-Mutasa is the assistant commissioner for the Community Supports Administration, which includes the Behavioral Health, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Disability Services, Housing and Support Services, Fiscal Analysis and Performance Management, and Community and Care Integration Reform divisions.
Before coming to DHS, Matemba-Mutasa was the executive director of the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, whose mission is to provide lifelong learning and support opportunities to families in Minneapolis and beyond. Previous to that, she held leadership positions at First Children’s Finance, an organization dedicated to increasing the supply of affordable childcare, and WomenVenture, an organization that supports women-led businesses. She graduated from Bennett College with a degree in accounting and business administration and was awarded an MBA from the University of North Carolina.