DHS Assistant Commissioner Kovich Announces Departure

Joins Technical Assistance Collaborative

Lynn KovichNJ Dept. of Human Services Assistant Commissioner Lynn Kovich has announced her departure on July 17, 2015.

Kovich has served in that position since 2011 and has been a long time supporter of supportive housing during her career with the State of New Jersey. She moves on to a position with the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC.)

In her letter to the community she said:

It is with bittersweet emotions that I write you today to tell you that July 17 will be my last day with the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. As you know, I’ve served as Assistant Commissioner since 2011 and I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have worked with each and everyone of you.

I leave the Division to pursue a great opportunity with the Technical Assistance Collaborative. Please know how hard this decision was and that I will miss working with all of you very much. New Jersey is very fortunate to have such a dedicated group of providers, professionals and stakeholders committed to working with people who have a mental illness and/or a substance use disorder.

Kovich has also held the positions of Director of Housing for the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and then Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS.)

As sad as we are that Lynn is leaving, we are very pleased that she will be involved in expanding permanent supportive housing opportunities in her work at the Technical Assistance Collaborative. Monarch has worked with Lynn in various positions for over 20 years and she has a passion for housing.

Said Monarch’s CEO Richard W. Brown.