Magazine article Policy & Practice

Newsmakers

Magazine article Policy & Practice

Newsmakers

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Jim Hine will retire on January 31, 2005, as commissioner of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. He has served in the Texas State Department for 35 years. Jerry Friedman, executive director of the American Public Human Services Association who used to work with Hine in Texas, called him a "great public administrator and a great friend of APHSA."

Mary Ault joined the California Department of Social Services in August as deputy director for the Division of Children and Family Services. She was deputy commissioner for the Office of Program Integrity in the Texas Department of Human Services.

Before Texas, AuIt was the statewide administrator for children, youth, and family services in Arizona in the late 1990s. She introduced the first Family Group Decision Making pilot in Arizona in 1997.

Dennis Boyle has retired as director of California's Department of Social Services, Cliff Allenby, current director of the Department of Developmental Services, will become CDSS director as of January 2006.

Bruce Goldberg, administrator of the Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research, has been tapped as the head of the Department of Social Services, succeeding Gary Weeks.

Jim Hardy has been named deputy secretary of medical assistance for the Pennsylvania of Public Welfare. He replaced David Feinberg, who started his own healthcare consulting and government relations firm in Harrisburg.

Joseph D. Wilcox, 66, formerly of Baton Rouge, La., passed away September 4 in the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina, OkIa. He was the president of IT Solutions Management, the oldest of the American Public Human Services Association affiliates, from 1997 to 1998. He was active in the organization for over 15 years.

Joe was born on Nov. 8, 1938, in Baton Rouge, La., and attended high school in Francisville, La. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in business, accounting, and finance. He entered the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant, and served for three years as an accounting and finance officer. …

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