Christian L. Soura has been Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services since 2014. From 2011 until 2014, Soura served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Budget and Policy for Gov. Nikki R. Haley. Earlier, Soura was the Secretary of Administration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where he held a range of appointments since 2001. Soura has held leadership positions in professional associations including the National Association of Medicaid Directors, National Association of State Chief Administrators, and the American Society for Public Administration. He also serves on South Carolina’s Commission on National and Community Service.