Jay Hill appointed Director, Behavior Health Services Division, Arkansas Human Services Department

July 17, 2017: Jay Hill was appointed as the Director of the Division of Behavior Health Services at the Arkansas Department of Human Services on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Hill was most recently the Division’s Acting Director. Hill, 45, was appointed as the Acting Director of the Division in January, 2017, after the previous Director, Charlie Green, resigned for a job with a private mental health and substance abuse treatment provider. The Division manages the State Hospital in Little Rock, the Arkansas Health Center near Haskell, and supports mental health and substance abuse treatment programs across the state. Before he was named as the Division’s Acting Director, Hill was in charge of the Health Center, a state-run nursing home for elderly people with mental illness and other medical needs. When he took the Acting Director position, his annual salary increased from $86,635 to $108,109, Human Services Department Spokesman Brandi Hinkle said. The promotion to full-time Director didn't come with a pay raise, she said.

Attribution: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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