August 25, 2022
Boulder County Commissioners Appoint Susan Caskey as Director of Housing & Human Services
Boulder County, Colo. -- On Tuesday (August 23), the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners appointed Susan Caskey as the county’s Director of Housing and Human Services. Susan, who has been Interim Director of the county’s largest department for the last year, will continue to be responsible for the county’s delivery of programs and services for children and families and older adults, including housing, food assistance, financial and childcare assistance, education and skill building, and health coverage.
“Susan brings a wealth of experience to the role of Housing and Human Services Director and the County Commissioners are confident that she is the right person to lead the department,” said Commissioner Matt Jones. “As interim Director, Susan has repeatedly exemplified the leadership, focus, and compassion needed to successfully lead a department that delivers so many essential services that are crucial for the health and wellbeing of so many county residents.”
“My home and heart are with Boulder County and I am thrilled to be selected as the next Housing and Human Services Director. I’m looking forward to continuing the work of helping to support the community and our staff to thrive,” said Susan.
A Boulder County resident for 21 years, Susan has worked for Boulder County Housing and Human Services since 2015, when the Integrated Managed Partnership for Adolescent and Child Community Treatment (IMPACT) became a part of county government. As director of IMPACT since 2009, Susan provided leadership and strategic direction for a 13-agency collaboration between the Boulder County public sector youth- and family-serving agencies, including Child Welfare, and several 501(c)3 nonprofits that serve Boulder County’s children, youth, and families with greater needs. In addition to her role with IMPACT, Susan was the director for the HHS division that included the Family Resource Network, community contracts, utilization management, and prevention services.
Prior to her work with IMPACT, Susan worked for Community Justice Services in Boulder County’s Community Services Department, as well as several nonprofit organizations in Boulder County and Madison, WI, including a role at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) in Boulder, where she coordinated and co-facilitated SPAN’s antiracism trainings.
After hearing feedback from semi-finalist and finalist interview panelists, as well as Housing and Human Services staff and community partners who participated in a meet and greet session with finalists, Susan emerged as the top candidate among a field of strong applicants in this nationwide search process. Her official start date is August 26.
Boulder County Housing and Human Services
The Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services (BCDHHS) is a 500-person integrated services organization that focuses on connecting individuals and multiple generations of families with a full spectrum of supports. Over an average 12 months during typical times, BCDHHS connects more than 90,000 people with a wide range of wrap-around services, including food, housing, health coverage, childcare, safety supports, education and skill building, parenting supports, and much more.
Visit the BCDHHS website and follow Boulder County Housing and Human Services via social media (https://www.facebook.com/BCDHHS and www.Twitter.com/bouldercohhs) to learn more about BCDHHS’ prevention-based wrap-around community supports and services. Support is available from HHS in English and Spanish (and other languages) by calling 303-441-1000, texting 303-441-1069, or emailing HHSCallCenter@bouldercounty.org. Support can also be accessed in person at BCDHHS locations in Boulder (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) and Longmont (Monday through Friday).