The Indiana Department of Child Services has appointed Ellis Dumas manager of Region 1. In this role he will provide broad oversight and supervision for the Lake County area. Also, he will serve as a field representative to the DCS' central office in Indianapolis and communicate local office needs. Other duties include supervising the director of the Lake County office while also developing and administering budgets.
“Ellis brings years of child welfare field experience to the position,” said Jane Bisbee, DCS’ deputy director of field operations. “We are pleased to have him in this new role.”
Dumas is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Gary.
In 2009, Dumas began his DCS career as a family case manager in the Lake County office. He was quickly promoted to assessment supervisor (supervising fatalities), and assessment division manager. In 2014, Dumas was promoted to deputy director of Lake County and was in that role when he was appointed to manager of Region 1.
“I look forward to serving Lake County in my new role,” Dumas said. “Lake County has always been good, but with the help of this phenomenal team we can go from good to great. We have access to a number of resources to help serve our community, so now we have to ensure the community knows we are here to help.”
Dumas received a duel Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and African-American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. He also has his Master in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.
He began his new duties May 2.