Antonia Jiménez, Director, Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) County of Los Angeles
Antonia Jiménez is the Director for the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) County of Los Angeles. Having a workforce of nearly 14,000 employees, an annual budget of approximately $4 billion and providing services to over 3.5 million low-income residents, DPSS is the second largest locally-operated social services agency in the nation. Prior to this, Jiménez served as the Chief Deputy for DPSS and Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the Children and Families’ Well-Being Cluster.
In addition to her career with the County of Los Angeles, she has over 25 years of extensive experience as a senior executive within government and the private sector, ten years working with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State legislature. Jiménez served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services for Massachusetts where she designed and directed a $2.4 billion effort to reform the purchase of services and served as the Special Assistant to the Governor of Massachusetts and the Chief Financial Officer for Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Education.
Jiménez earned a Bachelor of Science from Emmanuel College and has attended both the program for Senior Managers and the Senior Executive Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.