Academic journal article Policy & Practice of Public Human Services

Our Do'ers Profile

Academic journal article Policy & Practice of Public Human Services

Our Do'ers Profile

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In "Our Do'ers Profile," we highlight some of the hard-working and talented individuals in the public human services field. This issue features Robin Arnold-Williams, the newly elected chair of the National Council of State Human Service Administrators, APHSA's policy-making body, and acting president of APHSA.

Name: Robin Arnold-Williams

Title: Executive director of the Utah Department of Human Services

Years of Service: Twenty-one years with the department; started as a student intern

Rewards of the Job: Seeing large government organizations deliver quality services and be innovative; and making a difference in the lives of Utah's citizenry. "I like to say the citizens of our state can be proud of the services we deliver."

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: Child support improvements and collections, growth in our community-based care for seniors and the disabled, the expansion of our drug courts to serve both adults and children, and our private partnerships. "We are very excited about two of our private partnerships. Our foster care foundation won the Council of Governments Innovation Award. In its first full year of operation, the foundation went from serving 950 families to serving nearly 1,500 families. Through our Christmas Box Houses program, we obtain funding to construct shelters for abused children. …

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