About Director Will Lightbourne
Will Lightbourne was appointed Director of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) by Governor Gavin Newsom effective June 16, 2020.
Before his appointment to DHCS, Mr. Lightbourne served on Governor Newsom’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors, and previously as Director of the California Department of Social Services from 2011 through 2018. Before his state service, he was director of the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency, director of the Human Services Agency of the City & County of San Francisco, director of the Santa Cruz County Human Services Agency, and general director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Mr. Lightbourne earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University.