DBHDS Announces the Resignation of Laura Nuss

November 26, 2019

Acting Commissioner, Mira Signer, shared that ”Laura Nuss, Deputy Commissioner for Developmental Services, has resigned her position and will be transitioning out of the agency. Laura’s last day in the office will be December 13. Heather Norton will step in to serve as Acting Deputy Commissioner for the Developmental Services Division. During Laura’s time with the agency, she completed an amazing amount of work for the DS Division and also the Settlement Agreement, including assisting the Division of Developmental Services; Division of Compliance, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs; and the Division of the Chief Clinical Officer in completing an assessment of the Commonwealth’s current status of compliance with the Settlement Agreement; preparing a comprehensive and detailed budget proposal for additional funding to support the Settlement Agreement; and providing critical leadership to the Commonwealth on proposed measures to evaluate compliance with the outstanding provisions of the Settlement Agreement. Laura’s work supporting the Developmental Services Division and the entire agency in continuing its work on the Settlement Agreement is greatly appreciated.” We appreciated her direct and pragmatic approach and hope that our paths may cross again!