Acting assistant commissioner for the Community Supports Administration
Jennifer Yang is deputy assistant commissioner of the Community Supports Administration, and she is currently serving as acting assistant commissioner of the administration.
In her role as acting assistant commissioner, Yang oversees programs that serve people who lack stable housing, have mental health or substance use disorder diagnoses, and those who are deaf, deaf/blind or hard of hearing.
In her role as deputy assistant commissioner, Yang provides leadership and oversight of the administration’s Contracts Integration Application effort, and she manages projects related to compliance, audits and risks. Yang also helps with relationship building, strategic planning, contracting and budgeting, and supporting efforts related to achieving diversity, equity and inclusion.
Yang has been with the Minnesota Department of Human Services for nearly 10 years, previously serving as a budget and contracts manager in the Health Care Research and Quality Division and a deputy chief compliance officer in the Compliance Office, before moving to the Community Supports Administration to serve as its chief administrative officer.
Yang holds a master’s degree in public policy from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in pre-law from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently in her third year of the management and public service PHD program at Hamline University. Yang is also a certified professional in health care quality, health care compliance, and compliance and ethics. Recently, she obtained her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from University of St. Thomas.
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