The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has recently established the Division of Long Term Supports and Services. This will include the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, (BEAS), The Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS), and Special Medical Services (SMS).
According to Commissioner Meyers of DHHS, the Division will serve individuals from birth throughout their lifespan, ensuring comprehensive and coordinated services throughout a person’s life.
This Division of Long Term Supports and Services will be led by Christine Santaniello. She has been with DHHS since October of 2016 and was previously the Executive Director of Lakes Region Community Services.
Sandy Hunt has been named Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Developmental Services. She currently serves as the Deputy Director for BDS and has been with DHHS since June 2015.