Kelly Garcia is deputy executive commissioner for Health, Developmental and Independence Services.
Before taking on her position, Garcia served as deputy chief of Program and Services and interim deputy executive commissioner of Health, Developmental and Independence Services.
She joined HHS in 2013 as an adviser to the executive commissioner. She also served as director of Government and Stakeholder Relations and director of Operations and Policy for the Medical and Social Services division.
Before coming to HHS, Garcia served as a project manager and senior analyst at the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission and senior adviser to Gov. Rick Perry.
She has a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in public service and administration from Texas A&M University.