ATLANTA— Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden has been selected by the Atlanta Business League as one of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence” for the second year in a row.
Crittenden was recognized for the honor at the “Women of Vision” Breakfast this morning.
Crittenden has served in the public sector for 20 years. As Georgia’s 28th Secretary of State, Crittenden was the first African American woman to serve as a statewide constitutional officer in Georgia. In January 2019, Gov. Brian P. Kemp reappointed Crittenden DHS Commissioner.
“Commissioner Crittenden’s leadership at the Department of Human Services has been invaluable in strengthening Georgia families,” Gov. Kemp said. “Her focus on putting Georgians first has fostered positive change and innovation within the agency and across our great state. I am proud to have Commissioner Crittenden on my team, and I look forward to our continued partnership to ensure that all Georgians, no matter their zip codes, have the opportunity to live, learn and prosper.”
At DHS, Crittenden has brought about several award-winning changes in technology to enhance human services available to Georgians. Among these innovations are Georgia Gateway and a mobile application for customers of the Department’s Division of Child Support Services (DCSS). Georgia Gateway provides customers with a single point of access for public assistance programs across multiple state agencies. The DCSS mobile app allows parents to access information about their cases via their mobile phones.
Under Crittenden’s leadership, DHS has been nationally recognized for its division programs such as the DCSS Parental Accountability Court program and the Division of Aging Services’ comprehensive State Plan to Address Senior Hunger.