Meet Don Clintsman

Don Clintsman

Don Clintsman became DSHS Chief of Staff on May 1.  Prior to that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Developmental Disabilities Administration overseeing field operations and facility services.

Don also has served as the Assistant Director for the Division of Finance for DSHS and had held management positions in the Economic Services and Children’s administrations after starting his state career as a juvenile rehabilitation counselor at Maple Lane School. In 2012, he received the Governor’s Distinguished Management Leadership Award. He is also a U.S. Air Force veteran and graduate of The Evergreen State College.