Dallas County Health & Human Services
Zachary Thompson directs operations for more than 15 County programs, supervises over 300 employees and 12 assistant directors, and manages an $80 million annual budget. He is responsible for planning and managing Dallas' response to any emergency health situation. Under his direction, DCHHS has been nationally recognized for its response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Katrina and Rita and by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for providing home ownership opportunities for low-income families. He served since 1991 as an adjunct faculty member for Eastfield College's Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling Program, 8 years as the Deputy Director of DCHHS and worked as a Project Director of the West Dallas Community Center. He holds both an Associated Degree from El Centro Community College, a Bachelors degree from UT, Arlington and a Masters degree from Amber University. He is on the Board of the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority Board and received the 2009 Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance Health Care Award.