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Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: October 26, 2011
DHSS-104-2011





DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCES JANE GALLIVAN AS NEW DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES






NEW CASTLE (Oct. 25, 2011)-Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita M. Landgraf announces the appointment of Jane Gallivan as Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services. Gallivan started her new position Oct. 24.

In appointing Gallivan, Secretary Landgraf said, "Jane brings more than 30 years of experience in the field of disabilities, most recently serving as Director of the Office of Adults with Cognitive and Physical Disabilities within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Her wealth of experience, along with innovation and problem-solving skills, will help us continue to build and implement community-based services for people with developmental disabilities in Delaware."

In Maine, Gallivan's accomplishments included:

"I am honored to serve the people of Delaware, and look forward to building on the many gains made in this state for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities," Gallivan said. "To every individual and family affected by intellectual disability this is my commitment: We will work in partnership with all stakeholders to provide the leadership to assure a common vision of inclusion and value models of service delivery that support individuals to live as active citizens and active members of their communities."

Secretary Landgraf also thanked Roy Lafontaine for his continued support of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services as he fills the role of Deputy Director.

For more information about Jane Gallivan or to schedule an interview with her, contact Jill Fredel at (302) 255-9047.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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