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About Jerry Regier

Posted by jerryregier on January 4, 2008

Jerry Regier most recently served in the George W. Bush Administration as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He provided leadership on policy analysis and development and evaluation research for Secretary Michael Leavitt.
Secretary Regier previously served as Secretary of the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF), appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in August, 2002. As Secretary he oversaw a Department of over 25,000 employees and the programs of Child Welfare, Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Economic Self Sufficiency, Child Care, and Refugee Services. The budget of DCF was 4 Billion. One year his staff completed 3389 adoptions which at the time set a record for DCF.
He previously served for five years as Secretary of Health & Human Services for Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating until he resigned on January 15, 2002 to run for Governor of Oklahoma. As Secretary, he provided policy oversight to 13 Agencies. Concurrently, he served as Director of the Office for Juvenile Affairs. Jerry Regier also served as Acting Director of the State Health Department during a crisis in that agency.

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