Assistant Commissioner for Community Supports
Claire Wilson is assistant commissioner for the Community Supports Administration. Community Supports includes all DHS behavioral health policy areas, including the divisions of Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Disability Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and Housing and Support Services. Wilson has more than two decades of experience in public policy and related issues.
Wilson came to DHS June 13, 2016, from the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs, where she served as executive director. In that role, she provided strategic and administrative leadership, creating coalitions of stakeholders to advance improvements in mental health. She has also served in a leadership role for the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, where her work included outreach to underserved communities. In addition, she was a 2013 Humphrey Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.