Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Beverly (BJ) Walker as Director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Walker has leadership and management experience from more than 30 years in human services and education.
She previously worked for the State of Illinois as Director of Community Operations for the Department of Human Services. Walker also served as Assistant to the Governor for Human Services Reform under Gov. Jim Edgar.
Walker earned her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She received her master’s degree from Northwestern University.
Walker starts her position Monday.