Ann Silverberg King
Ann Silverberg King has dedicated herself to directing public agencies working to improve the quality of life for children, families and individuals. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of the Utah Department of Human Services (2013-2021) overseeing a wide range of care including child and family welfare, substance abuse and mental health, juvenile justice, and support services for aging adults as well as individuals with disabilities. In her capacity as a cabinet-level official, she led efforts to deliver an integrated continuum of care with individualized services delivered in the least restrictive environment. She worked with Congressional partners and nonprofit agencies to effect child welfare reform legislation at the federal level. Currently, she is serving on a task force aimed at improving Michigan’s delivery of services to children and families and is participating in the Aspen Institute’s two-generation effort focused on prenatal and early childhood care. A native of Louisiana, Ann served as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Social Services (2001-2008) leading her department through the human services crisis caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The U.S. Department of Agriculture noted these efforts with its Pinnacle Award in 2006.