Governor Brian P. Kemp

Governor Brian P. Kemp


Board of Human Services

David Barbee

David Barbee, Augusta

Barbee retired from HRP Nursing Service, Inc. and is a vice chairman of the Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission. He is a former assistant secretary of the Georgia Republican Party. 

Robertiena Fletcher

Robertiena “Tiena” Fletcher, Warner Robins

Fletcher retired as the director of pharmacy services for Houston Healthcare in Warner Robins after 38 years. She sits on the board of directors for the Community Foundation of Central Georgia and Heart of Georgia Hospice, Inc.

Headshot of Lisa Hamilton

Lisa Hamilton, Cartersville

Lisa Hamilton is a small business owner who is active in her community and passionate about solving Georgia’s foster care problems. She is the owner of Bartow Fence Company, LLC, as well as multiple property management ventures.

Scott Johnson

C. Scott Johnson, Marietta

Johnson is the senior vice president of Financial Supermarkets, Inc. of Cornelia. He sits on the Georgia Board of Education and is a member of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association.


Wes Lewis, Eatonton

Wes Lewis currently serves as the statewide Hydro Compliance Coordinator for Georgia Power Company under the Environmental Affairs Organization and has worked at Georgia Power for 15 years.


Randall Smith, Marietta

Smith recently retired with 33 years of service at Chick-Fil-A corporation. He was known as a problem solver with many solutions in operations, quality and customer sastification. 

Monica Walters

Monica Walters, Barnesville

Walters is a retired educator and library media director with the Lamar County School System. She also has experience as a grant writer and as director of the Lamar County High School after-school program.

Rochard D. White

Rochard D. White

Rochard D. White, Commerce

Rochard D. White is pastor and founder of New Beginning Worship Center, as well as the owner and CEO of White Funeral Home & Cremation in Commerce.


Jack F. Williams, Ph.D., Atlanta

Williams is a professor at Georgia State University (GSU) College of Law and the GSU Middle East Studies Institute. He is a member of the American Institute of Archaeology, the Society for American Archaeology, the National Native American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the American Bar Association.

    Executive & Division Leadership

    Candice Broce

    Candice L. Broce


    Candice Broce was appointed on Sept. 16, 2021, by Gov. Brian P. Kemp to serve as the commissioner of the Department of Human Services. In this new role, Broce will also continue to serve as Division of Family & Children Services Director.

    Candice Broce

    Candice L. Broce

    Division of Family & Children Services Interim Director

    Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources Anne Burris

    Ann Burris

    Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources

    Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services Abby Cox

    Abby Cox

    Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services

    Deputy Commissioner and Child Support Administrator

    Tanguler Gray

    Deputy Commissioner and Child Support Administrator

    Interim Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Child Support Services John Hurst

    John Hurst

    Interim Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Child Support Services 

    Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer R. Demetrius Taylor

    R. Demetrius Taylor

    Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer