The following is from the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services:
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Phyllis Gilmore on Monday named Gary Haulmark as Deputy Secretary for the Department’s Division of Disability and Behavioral Health Services.
Haulmark, who has been acting deputy secretary since January, has extensive experience in state and federal government. A former Kansas State Representative, Haulmark earlier served as legislative director for SRS.
“Gary is immensely knowledgeable about SRS’ disability services, our programs and functions,” Secretary Gilmore said. “He brings a wide range of experience with and in state government to this position, along with a great deal of very useful institutional memory.”
“Gary, in addition, is deeply committed to the health and wellbeing of our clients and patients,” Secretary Gilmore added.
SRS’s Disability and Behavioral Health division provides care and services to 157,000 clients and patients statewide. The division supervises the state’s mental health, physical disability and developmental disability services, oversees addiction and addiction prevention programs, as well as being responsible for the state’s institutions: the Kansas Neurological Institute, Larned State Hospital, Osawatomie State Hospital, Parsons State Hospital and Training Center and the Rainbow Mental Health Facility.