CHICAGO, IL â€“ On Friday afternoon, Governor Rauner announced his appointment of James Dimas to the post of Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). Mr. Dimas has a long and proven record of leadership in human services. The appointment of Mr. Dimas marks a new beginning for IDHS, and the Department is optimistic about its future with Dimas at the helm.
â€œThis is a very exciting day for the Department.Â Incoming Secretary Dimas is an excellent choice to lead IDHS under this administration. His background and experience are a great fit for our Department, and I look forward to supporting him in any way I can as his General Counsel,â€ remarked Acting Secretary Bassi.
Dimas will assume his position as Secretary effective May 18th, at which time Bassi will resume his role as General Counsel for the Department. As the Department transitions, incoming Secretary Dimas is fully committed to his new role as leader of IDHS.
â€œI look forward to working hard each and every day for the people of this State.Â Along with the entire IDHS team, we will take steps to improve the Department and our relationships with our customers and our providers. Iâ€™m excited about the future of IDHS as we continue to provide excellent service to members of the community,â€ stated Dimas.