"Meet the New Director of DHS" was first aired on Sunday July 14th 2013. Our Guest was Ed Lake, Director, Okla. Dept. of Human Services.
Our topics included:
- His extensive experience in Tennessee in state government human services.
- How he was contacted for the Oklahoma job and why did he decided to seek it
- The "new" governance procedures whereby he reports directly to the Governor's office instead of to an independent commission
- Major changes within DHS.
- How the reorganization is going
- Most significant changes to the child welfare system
- Services the Department renders for adults and families.
- Changes in leadership within the Department
- What he does as Director to ensure accountability within the Agency
- Why he held "listening sessions" and how he did them.
- Brief update on the Pinnacle Plan.
Ed Lake, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers