DBHDS Appoints Jae Benz as Director of Licensing

June 04, 2018

Dev Nair, Assistant Commissioner, announced today that Jae Benz has been selected as the new Director of the Office of Licensing. “Many of you may already know Jae, who has worked for DBHDS for the past eight years.  Most recently Jae has served as a policy analyst, working closely with the Settlement Agreement advisor and various subject matter experts to strategize ways of demonstrating system change and the Commonwealth’s progress toward meeting the conditions of the Settlement Agreement. Prior to this, she served as the Director of Training Center Discharges and Community Integration and was responsible for developing and implementing a plan to transition individuals out of training centers and assure that they were being served in the most integrated setting.” What is most exciting is that Jae came to Central Office after an extended career in the private sector – she will bring that perspective to her new role which she officially begins on June 14th.