Todd Bland, Deputy Director, Welfare to Work Division, CA Department of Social Services
Todd Bland, Deputy Director, Welfare to Work Division, CA Department of Social Services
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Todd Bland to be the Deputy Director of the Welfare to Work Division at the California Department of Social Services on October 21, 2011. In this capacity, Mr. Bland is responsible for the direction of the major public assistance programs and related support services including: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), CalFresh (formerly food stamps), Emergency Food Assistance, Housing Assistance, Child Care, and Refugee programs, along with welfare fraud detection and prevention, and oversight of the automated welfare systems. Prior to holding his current position, Mr. Bland was Deputy Legislative Analyst of the Health and Human Services Section at the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO), where he supervised all budget and policy analysis pertaining to health and social services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bland was a project manager at Economic and Planning Systems and a performance auditor at the Office of the Auditor General.
Mr. Bland holds a Master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard; and a BA in history from Yale.