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Newsroom Phyllis Gilmore was sworn in as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
3/21/2012

Phyllis Gilmore was sworn in as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services on March 21 by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

“As our state’s health and human services agencies transition into new roles, it was important for us to find someone who is experienced in family and children-related issues and understands the many challenges our state's most vulnerable citizens face," Gov. Sam Brownback said when he nominated Gilmore to the position. "Phyllis shares our passion to improve our great state and to reduce the number of Kansas children living in poverty.”

Her nomination was confirmed by the Kansas Senate on March 20.
Gilmore has served as the executive director of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB), based in Topeka, for more than 11 years. The BSRB licenses and regulates most of the mental health professionals in Kansas. She served as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1994-2000 representing Johnson County. Her private sector experience is primarily within the areas of adoption and health care. Gilmore is a licensed specialist in clinical social work with a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. She most recently served as director of SRS’ Kansas City Region.

 “I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the families and children of our state and to work with Governor Brownback and Lt. Gov. Colyer on improving the lives of Kansans,” Gilmore said.

 

Secretary Phyllis Gilmore takes the oath of office with her granddaughter by her side.



Governor Brownback announces Phyllis Gilmore as Acting Secretary of SRS.  


Governor Brownback announces Phyllis Gilmore as Acting Secretary of SRS.