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Date Posted: 01/13/2017

DBHS Director Charlie Green Resigns

January 13, 2017


Brandi Hinkle
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DBHS Director Charlie Green Resigns
Jay Hill to serve as interim

After 18 years with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) Director Charlie Green has resigned from the agency to take a job in the private sector. 

Jay Hill, Arkansas Health Center director, will be interim director of DBHS and will manage the division facilities, including the Arkansas State Hospital. Paula Stone, assistant director for DBHS, will have primary responsibility for programs and take a lead role in transformation.

“I have greatly appreciated having Dr. Green on my team,” said DHS Director Cindy Gillespie, “both for the level of knowledge and experience he brought to the table and for his sense of humor. We wish him well in his new pursuits.”

Green began work at DHS in 1999 as the superintendent of the Alexander Human Development Center. He then served as the state’s Developmental Disabilities Services Commissioner from 2003-14, when he was tapped as director of DBHS. 

“I’ve been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some of the most dedicated public servants in Arkansas,” Green said. “It was an honor to be their colleague.”


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