DHS Appoints New Leadership in Budget, General Counsel, and Residential Child Care Offices

August 13, 2011

Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Clyde L. Reese, III, Esq. recently announced the appointment of new leadership to key posts within the Department’s Offices of Residential Child Care (ORCC), General Counsel, and Budget and Planning. LaMarva Ivory will serve as Director of ORCC, R. Demetrius Taylor as Director of Budget and Planning, and Rachel King as Deputy General Counsel. "These individuals have consistently demonstrated strong leadership while acting in the best interest of Georgians,” said Reese. “I am confident they will serve the Department well in their new roles.”

Ivory previously held the position of Deputy Director of ORCC. She will oversee the daily operations of the Office which is responsible for monitoring, inspecting and licensing of child caring institutions, child placing agencies, outdoor child caring programs, children's transitional care centers and maternity homes. Ivory has been with the Department for 22 years and has worked in the ORCC program for the last five years. In his new role as the DHS Budget and Planning Services Director, Taylor maintains and monitors the Department's budget as well as represents the Department in the budget development process with the General Assembly. Prior to being appointed as Budget and Planning Services Director, he held the position as the Budget Director within DHS’ Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Taylor brings over 10 years of budget experience from previous positions held in the government and private sector.

Rachel King will serve as Deputy General Counsel for the Department which provides counsel and assistance on legal issues for the Department. King previously worked at the Georgia Department of Community Health in the Office of General Counsel as an attorney for the Certificate of Need program. She earned her law degree from Georgia State University.

For more information on DHS programs and services, please visit www.dhs.georgia.gov.

Contact Information: 
Ravae Graham 404-657-1384

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