Lightbourne Named DHCS Director

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom named former California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Director Will Lightbourne as the next Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Director. Lightbourne served as CDSS Director from 2011 to 2018. He was previously the director of the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency from 2000 to 2011, executive director of the Human Services Agency for the City and County of San Francisco from 1996 to 2000, and the director of the Santa Cruz County Human Services Agency from 1990 to 1996.

Lightbourne takes over as DHCS Director from Dr. Bradley Gilbert who announced his retirement earlier this month. The full announcement from the Governor’s office is available here.