Rosalie Edes was appointed Assistant Secretary for Disability Policy & Programs at the Executive Office of Health Human Services (HHS) in March, 2013. Since 2009, Edes served as deputy assistant secretary in that department, coordinating more than $2 billion in long term care, rehabilitation and employment services. During this time, she was a key player in the development of the community based Medicaid waiver programs, advanced family support initiatives; and she represented HHS on the statewide Autism Commission.
Prior to working with HHS, Edes served as executive director of Minute Man Arc for Human Services, overseeing a significant expansion of the agency. She also served for 10 years at the Department of Public Health’s Division for Special Health Care Needs. There she served as director of family and community supports, developing policies for the state’s early intervention and parent leadership program and the Family TIES parent-to-parent network.