Sen. Santana meets MDHHS Director Robert Gordon, talks poverty issues

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) issued the following statement on her meeting yesterday with new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon.

“It was an honor meeting Robert Gordon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s choice to lead the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and I look forward to working with him and his team to support the administration’s goals. MDHHS employees are some of the most dedicated in the state who work in a challenging environment, and it’s important that we get someone bright and experienced in the office to lead them — I believe Mr. Gordon fits that bill.

“The Greenfield/Joy MDHHS branch office is one of the busiest in the state, where we have employees not only working on the front lines of a high-poverty area as public servants, but who are also living in the very same communities they are providing resources for. It’s critical that we continue to attract and retain top talent here, and that we provide employees with the tools and technology they need to streamline their workloads so they can make the most impact for our residents. I look forward to working with Mr. Gordon on developing programs that will provide enhanced services and assistance to working families in the 3rd Senate District, and all over Michigan.”

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is located in all 83 Michigan counties and provides opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe and stable environment that allows residents to be self-sufficient.


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