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Candice Broce was appointed on September 16, 2021, by Governor Brian Kemp as Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, as well as Director of Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Broce most recently served as Interim Director for DFCS, as well as Chief Operating Officer. She formerly served as Communications Director and Chief Deputy Executive Counsel for Governor Kemp, and she previously managed communications and served as legal counsel for elections and legislative affairs at the Georgia Secretary of State's Office. Broce holds a bachelor's degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a law degree from Georgia State University College of Law. Originally from Cartersville in Bartow County, she now lives in White, Georgia with her husband, Jason, and two sons, Beau and Jack. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Federalist Society, Republican National Lawyers Association, and Georgia Board of Nursing.

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Ms. Kay H. Hind, former Area Agency on Aging Director of the SOWEGA Council on Aging, was presented with a commendation for her exemplary work and advocacy for seniors in the community. Department of Human Services Commissioner, Gerlda Hines, presented the award recognition in Ms. Hinds’s hometown of Albany, Georgia. Ms. Hind was one of the founding members of the Georgia Council on Aging and appointed to the Council under then Governor, George Busbee in 1977.

 

Ms. Hind has served in leadership roles for many professional and civic organizations, including the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging; National Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Southern Gerontological Society; and the Albany Hospice Board, among others. She is also a member of First United Methodist Church and Kiwanis Club, to name a few. 

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