Mike Maples is deputy executive commissioner for the Facilities Division where he is responsible for 10 state hospitals and 13 state supported living centers across the state. He previously served as assistant deputy commissioner for the Texas Department of State Health Services, where he oversaw programs including the Office of Academic Affairs, the State Hospitals, the Center for Health Statistics, the Center for Health Policy and Performance, the Vital Statistics Unit, and the Office of Border Services

He has more than 24 years of experience in public mental health and substance abuse service delivery, operations, and policy development.  He has also served as the president of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.