Michael Leach is the State Director for the South Carolina Department of Social Services. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Leach served as Deputy Commissioner over Child Programs at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services for more than 10 years. There, he also served as Executive Director of the Office of Continuous Quality Improvement; Director of Performance and Quality Improvement, Director; Independent Living and Director of System Integrations. He has done extensive public speaking related to his experience with the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool, Extension of Foster Care and accreditation through the Council on Accreditation. Mr. Leach was also a therapist at the Vanderbilt Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic in Tennessee and has experience in facilitating crisis response services at a community mental health center and case management in congregate care.
Chief of Staff
Anthony J Sellers
Karen Jointer Bryant
Deputy State Director, Child Welfare Services
Deputy State Director, Economic Services
Director, Child Support Services
Director, Adult Advocacy
Chief Financial Officer
Director, Internal Audits
Pamela T. Bryant
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