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Dr. Kara Odom Walker

Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
Dr. Kara Odom Walker was sworn in as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services on Feb. 6, 2017. As Secretary, she leads the principal agency charged with keeping Delawareans healthy, ensuring they get the health care they need in a fast-changing world, and providing children, families and seniors with essential social services including food benefits, disability-related services, and mental health and addiction treatment. She oversees one of the largest departments in Delaware's government with an annual budget of more than $2 billion.