Jerry Friedman was appointed executive director of APHSA in September 2001 after a 31-year-old career in public human services at both the state and local levels. Prior to his selection, Friedman was the executive deputy commissioner of the Texas Department of Human Services. In that capacity, he oversaw operations of a 15,000-person workforce providing services to 2 million Texans in 500 offices statewide with a budget of nearly $4 billion.

Join us for Leaders Speak – A Special Edition of The Business of Government focusing on human service delivery: the challenges being faced and innovations being forged in our local communities. We explore these issues with Robert Hess, Commissioner, New York City Homeless Services, Robert Doar, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration, and Kamal Bherwani, Former Executive Director, NYC’s HHS-Connect.