[Q&A] Chuck Palmer – Iowa DHS Director

Jonathan Narcisse Interviews Chuck Palmer

Jonathan Narcisse Interviews Chuck Palmer

Meet Chuck Palmer: The Man In Charge Of Billions!

Charles (Chuck) Palmer has had a front row seat to the significant socio-economic changes our state has experienced the past few decades.

From 1989-1999 Palmer served as the Director for the Iowa Department of Human Services following his tenure as head of the state’s division of mental health and developmental disabilities.

After leaving state government Palmer took over ISED (Institute for Social and Economic Development), an urban based empowerment initiative based in Des Moines.

In that role he again witnessed the key issues impacting urban Iowa, the poor and disadvantaged populations in a way few Iowans have ever experienced.

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