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Brownell Mack joined DHS as the Direct Care and Treatment Administration assistant commissioner Dec. 2, 2013. Mack oversees policy and operational areas within the administration. He is also leading the department’s Olmstead Plan implementation. Mack spent the first part of his career providing direct clinical services. He later moved into administrative roles, initially as the clinical director at St. Joseph’s Home for Children and, before joining DHS, as director of the Hennepin County Mental Health Center. In the time between holding these positions, he worked for the Children’s Mental Health Division at DHS (from 2009 to 2011). He holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of St. Thomas and is a licensed psychologist.