SC Department of Social Services, State Director
Michael Leach is the State Director for the South Carolina Department of Social Services. Prior to his appointment, he served with the Department of Children’s Services for over 10 years, most recently as the Deputy Commissioner of Child Programs. He has done extensive public speaking related to his experience with the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool, Extension of Foster Care and helped the child welfare agency maintain accreditation. He has been a therapist at the Vanderbilt Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic and has experience in facilitating crisis response services and case management in congregate care.