Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - DHSS has hired former Rep. Tammie Wilson of North Pole as a policy advisor.
In the FY21 budget, Gov. Mike Dunleavy asked for a new Deputy Commissioner within the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to oversee the Office of Children’s Services and the Division of Juvenile Justice.
Governor Dunleavy and DHSS Commissioner Adam Crum developed a policy advisor role in the DHSS Commissioner’s office. This new policy advisor will be Wilson. She will act as a parent resource and help support family resiliency, by helping families navigate the child welfare system and by working with OCS on positive reform.
“We look forward to having Ms. Wilson in this policy advisor role, where she will act as a resource for parents and help support family resiliency, by helping families navigate the child welfare system and working with OCS on positive reform," Crum said. "She has spent many years working on child welfare issues and has become a known and trusted figure across the state that will tirelessly work to keep families strong. Having Ms. Wilson in this position will allow us to focus on evaluating and working to build up community support options so Alaskan families can grow ever more resilient.”
Wilson announced her resignation from the Alaska House of Representatives effective Jan. 25.