Gov. Bevin announced today the appointment of Daniel S. Dumas to oversee innovative change in the state’s adoption and foster care system, effective June 19, 2017.
Since 2007, Dumas has served as a Senior Vice President at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He also has prior experience in strategic consulting, leadership coaching, and serving in the United States Navy. Dumas is a published author and professor of Christian ministry and leadership. He currently resides in Louisville with his wife Jane and their two adopted sons, Aidan and Elijah.
“There is no reason a child in Kentucky, who is ready to be adopted, should be without a family,” said Gov. Bevin. “We have to rethink the way we do foster care in this state, and Dan Dumas is just the visionary to help lead that charge. Dan is a servant leader, and his proven track record of excellence in innovation will help us cut through the red tape currently keeping 8,000 of Kentucky’s foster children from their forever families.”
Improvement of the state’s adoption and foster care system has been a cornerstone of the Bevin administration since taking office. During his State of the Commonwealth address early this year, Gov. Bevin announced his intent to appoint a leader with the objective to transform Kentucky into the gold standard for adoption and foster care systems.
Dumas said that he is honored to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky and vows to be an agent of change on behalf of children and families.
“I am resolved to make our adoption and foster care system faster, safer, more affordable, and more accessible,” Dumas said. “Gov. Bevin and I are committed, along with many other Kentuckians, to not back down until every orphan in Kentucky has a loving home.”