||Howard H. Hendrick|
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Howard H. Hendrick has been director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services since July 1, 1998. With offices in all 77 counties, Hendrick leads a staff of 7,500 employees and administers a $1.6 billion budget. Hendrick currently serves as cabinet secretary for Human Services for Democratic Gov. Brad Henry and served as cabinet secretary for Health and Human Services for former Republican Gov. Frank Keating.
Before being named director, Hendrick served 12 years as a member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing parts of northwest Oklahoma City, Bethany, Yukon and Warr Acres. He served two years as the Republican Floor Leader in the state senate.
Hendrick has served on several national committees for legislative organizations, primarily sharing state solutions to America’s health care and welfare problems. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. He serves on the Executive Committee for the National Council of State Human Services Administrators. He serves on the boards of the National Children’s Alliance, Nazarene Theological Seminary and the American Public Human Services Association.