Susan Kangas, Deputy Director of Financial Services
|Susan Kangas has served as deputy director, Financial Services, at the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) since July 2009. In this role, she manages the budget, accounting, and grants management functions of DHS. She is both chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for the department. Her other positions and experience within DHS include one year as chief deputy director, three years as the budget division director, and 11 years as a budget analyst and revenue enhancement specialist.
Kangas's 24 years in Michigan state government also include experience outside DHS. She was deputy director for operations in the Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH) from July 2008 through July 2009, and for eight years served as a budget analyst and financial manager in the State Budget Office. While at the State Budget Office, Kangas worked on the three largest budgets in state government including school aid, DCH, and DHS. Susan holds a B.A. in business administration from Hope College.