Office of the Deputy Director

Bob BaxBob Bax, Deputy Director

(573) 751-7033 Kelly McDonald, Administrative Assistant

The Office of the Deputy Director oversees the department's administrative services and human resources. The Office also provides oversight to internal and external audit services related to compliance, financial, and performance reviews; abuse and neglect investigations; and the department's services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Bob Bax was appointed to the position of Department Deputy Director on July 1, 2013. Bax has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has over 25 years of state service including 23 years with the Department of Mental Health. He previously served as Director of Public and Legislative Affairs for the Department.