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.
Prior to her appointment, Broce most recently served as chief operating officer in the Governor's Office. She also previously served as communications director and chief deputy executive counsel in the Kemp administration. Broce previously managed communications and served as legal counsel for elections and legislative affairs at the Georgia Secretary of State's Office. Broce holds a bachelor's degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law.
A Bartow County native, Broce lives in White, Georgia, with her husband, Jason, and two sons, Beau and Jack. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children, Georgia Executive Children's Cabinet, State Workforce Development Board, Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Advisory Council, Board of Community Supervision, Behavioral Health Coordinating Council, Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund Commission and Georgia Commission on Family Violence.