Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced the appointment of two division directors within the Department of Health and Human Services.
Doug Weinberg of Fishers, Indiana, has been appointed director of the Division of Children and Family Services. Weinberg worked as consultant to for-profit, non-profit, and government sector agencies. Weinberg also worked in Indiana state government, serving as Chief Financial Officer for the State of Indiana’s Medicaid program as well as CFO for the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Weinberg will start on August 3, 2015. His salary will be $140,000.
Yolanda Webb of New Orleans, Louisiana, has been appointed director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Webb serves as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Human Services District, the planning and public policy body for Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes.
Webb will start on August 31, 2015. Her salary will be $142,500.
“We are delighted to welcome Doug and Yolanda to the department,” DHHS Chief Executive Officer Courtney Phillips said in a written statement released by DHHS. “As we seek to fulfill our mission to help Nebraskans build better lives, strong leadership in these divisions will help to ensure that government works for our state’s most vulnerable citizens who depend on their programming and services.”
“Doug and Yolanda will be great additions to Courtney’s team that is working to transform the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services,” Gov. Pete Ricketts said in a written statement. “As with other directors, we were able to recruit top talent with a client-service oriented philosophy. They are committed to moving the department forward, and building the culture of continuous improvement in the department.”
The six divisions of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services have an annual combined budget of $3.5 billion.