Debra Walker, Acting Deputy Director

Rachel Plaggenberg, Administrative Assistant (573) 751-7033

The Office of the Deputy Director provides leadership and direction for a variety of department and statewide functions that support program operations and services to DMH consumers. These include supervisory responsibility for the Office of Constituent Services, Office of Deaf Services, and the DMH Investigations Unit, as well as other special projects at the Director’s discretion.

Debra Walker, APR, is the Acting Deputy Director effective March 16, 2018. She is also the Director of the Office of Public and Legislative Affairs.