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Director Santi J. Rogers
Santi J. Rogers was appointed Director of the Department of Developmental Services on January 14, 2014, (effective March 3, 2014) by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Director Rogers is a native Californian, born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley (Fresno, CA).
He has worked twenty-seven years within the Department of Developmental Services as a Special Education Teacher; Director of Title I Early Education Program; Program Director; Executive Director and Deputy Director. He has served as an Executive Director at four State Developmental Centers: Stockton (1976), Sonoma (1985), Porterville (1987) and Agnews (1992).
During the course of this experience, he has had the opportunity to be the Deputy Director for the Department of Developmental Services in the Community Services Division (regional centers); the Administration Division and the Developmental Centers Division. He has also been called on to serve in acting positions as a "trouble-shooter" at both developmental centers and regional centers.
He retired from State service in 1995 and served as Executive Director of San Andreas Regional Center for 19 years until his recent appointment by the Governor.
He has enjoyed 45 years of work in the field of developmental services.