Department of Developmental Services Staff Directory

See a list of administrative personnel and leadership within the Department.

Most individuals and families have contact with us through one of 23 area offices throughout Massachusetts. Area offices are responsible for managing and monitoring the services we provide or arranging services and supports for individuals and families in the towns covered by the respective office.

Each area office reports to one of four geographically located regional offices which provides management of the area offices and performs other regional functions.

See below for the structure of the Commissioner's Office.

 

Looking for a contact at one of our area or regional offices? Please see our Locations pages.

Table of Contents

Commissioner

Jane Ryder

Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services
Department of Developmental Services

Executive Team

Jane Ryder

Commissioner of the Department of Developmental Services
Department of Developmental Services

Chris Thompson

Chief of Staff
Department of Developmental Services

Elizabeth Morse

Deputy Commissioner of Operations
Department of Developmental Services

Nick Dantzer

Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Finance
Department of Developmental Services

Administration and Finance

Nick Dantzer

Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Finance
Department of Developmental Services

Kim Egan

Assistant Commissioner of Management and Finance
Department of Developmental Services

Gerry Wright

Budget Director
Department of Developmental Services

Jim Millins

Director of Facilities
Department of Developmental Services

Toni Gustus

Director of Procurement and Contracts
Department of Developmental Services

Dylan Lattimore

Deputy Director of Procurement
Department of Developmental Services

Paul J. Bombara

Deputy Budget Director
Department of Developmental Services

Kathy Phillips

Director of Data and Analytics
Department of Developmental Services

Jorge Camargo

Director of Accounting
Department of Developmental Services

Mamta Singh

Deputy Chief Data Officer
Department of Developmental Services

Online

Rumi Pavlova

Director of Medicaid HCBS Waivers
Department of Developmental Services

Operations

Elizabeth Morse

Deputy Commissioner of Operations
Department of Developmental Services

Tim Cahill

Assistant Commissioner of Field Operations
Department of Developmental Services

Victor Hernandez

Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Department of Developmental Services

Liz Sandblom

Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Operations
Department of Developmental Services

Nancy Weston

Director of Preadmission Screening and Resident Review and Nursing Facility Operations
Department of Developmental Services

Ellen Kilicarlson - Director of Family Support and DESE Program

Director of Family Support and DESE program

Beth Doyle; Education Manager

Phone

Online

Beth Doyle Beth.Doyle@mass.gov

Kathleen Walker

Statewide Director of Day and Employment Supports 
Department of Developmental Services

Jennifer Petersen

Director of Supportive Technology
Department of Developmental Services

Policy, Planning, and Children's Services

Janet George

Assistant Commissioner of Policy, Planning, and Children's Services
Department of Developmental Services

Michelle Harris

Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Department of Developmental Services

Valerie Whiting

Director of Training
Department of Developmental Services

Office of Human Rights

Joseph Weru

Director of Human Rights
Department of Developmental Services

Online

Office of Quality Management

Laney Bruner-Canhoto

Assistant Commissioner of Quality Management
Department of Developmental Services

Doreet Goldhaber

Director of Licensure and Certification
Department of Developmental Services

Cyndy Miller

Director of Risk Management
Department of Developmental Services

Helen Quinn

Director of Quality Enhancement Waiver
Department of Developmental Services

Joseph Weru

Director of Human Rights
Department of Developmental Services

Online

Media Contact, Legislative Director

Chris Klaskin

Ombudsman
Department of Developmental Services

Investigations

Bernie Murphy

Director of Investigations
Department of Developmental Services

Regional Directors

Gail Gillespie

Metro Regional Director
Department of Developmental Services

Rick O'Meara

Southeast Regional Director
Department of Developmental Services

Kelly Lawless

Northeast Regional Director
Department of Developmental Services

Anthony Keane

Central/West Regional Director
Department of Developmental Services

Legal

Marianne Meacham

General Counsel
Department of Developmental Services

Kathleen Gallagher

Deputy General Counsel 
Department of Developmental Services

Sarah Peterson

Deputy General Counsel 
Department of Developmental Services

Erin Brown

Privacy Officer 
Department of Developmental Services

Online

Bureau of Program Integrity

Rich Santucci

Director of Internal Controls
Department of Developmental Services

Julie Ricchuttio

Deputy Director of Internal Controls
Department of Developmental Services

Ombudsman

Chris Klaskin

Ombudsman
Department of Developmental Services

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Karin Eddy

Diversity Manager
Department of Developmental Services

ADA Coordinator

Larry Haile

ADA Coordinator
Department of Developmental Services

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