TOPEKA – Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore is pleased to announce DCF Public Information Officer Theresa Freed has been promoted to Communications Director, effective July 1.
She will replace Angela de Rocha who will continue her work (now in a full-time capacity) as Communications Director for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Angela worked at both KDADS and DCF for more than a year. She began working for DCF in July 2011.
Angela has been an invaluable member of the leadership team, especially through our reorganization and other important moments in DCF history.
“It has been a pleasure to work at SRS and now DCF and to be a part of all the remarkable, positive changes that have taken place in the agency since I started. DCF has a first-rate staff. They serve the people of Kansas with both compassion and professionalism. I will miss each and every one of my DCF colleagues, and look forward to continuing to collaborate with them on joint projects with KDADS,” Angela said.
Theresa became the public information officer for DCF in March 2013. Prior to joining DCF, she worked as a public information officer for KDADS. She has 13 years of experience as a reporter and anchor. She has worked in every corner of the state as a journalist, including in Topeka, Garden City/Colby, Wichita and Lawrence. She also worked as a reporter/anchor in Fresno, California. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in broadcast journalism and political science. She obtained a master’s degree in mass communications from Fresno State University.