Commissioner Broce Announces New Deputy Commissioner, State Programs & Human Resources

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Candice L. Broce announced a change to the Department’s Executive Leadership team today. Breanna Thomas, who has served as the Department’s Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Operations since October, has been named Deputy Commissioner of State Programs & Human Resources. Current DHS Deputy Commissioner of State Programs & Human Resources Tanguler Gray has been appointed to serve in a new position as Commissioner for the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.

“I would like to thank Tanguler Gray for her more than 25 years of outstanding service at DHS,” said Commissioner Broce. “Tan’s leadership, passion and knowledge have served the Department well, and we wish her the very best as she takes on this new role at the federal level.”

“Breanna Thomas has done a remarkable job throughout her service in state government,” said Commissioner Broce. “I am grateful for her stepping up to assume these new duties, and I know she will continue to have a positive impact on the work we do to build stronger families for a stronger Georgia.”  

Thomas began her career in public service in the Office of the Georgia Secretary of State. There, she served as the Elections Training Administrator and Interim Election Systems Manager, assigned to help manage the Georgia Voter Registration System. She later served as Deputy Director of Election Services in the Secretary of State’s Office. Thomas received her undergraduate degree in financial planning from the University of Georgia. She is a DeKalb County native and resides in Lithonia with her fiancé, Brandon, and their dog, Lucci.