Administration on Developmental Disabilities announces new organization structure
Sharon Lewis, commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), announced ADD's new organization structure. Lewis stated that the change was done to provide better customer service, improved team approaches and a greater capacity for ADD staff to work across programs. ADD is now organized into three areas:
- Office of the Commissioner: provides executive leadership and management strategies and serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, the Secretary, and other elements of the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Office of Program Support: provides coordination, oversight, management and evaluation of the State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, the Protection and Advocacy Systems, the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and their related technical assistance contracts.
- Office of Innovation: provides coordination, oversight, management and evaluation of the Projects of National Significance and grants under the Help America Vote Act, as well as communication and data management.