Bhanot earns national honors

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Capitol Connection, Featured

DHS director Pankaj Bhanot (center) with APHSA officials Kelly Harder (left) and Tracy Wareing Evans.

Hawai‘i’s Department of Human Services (DHS) director Pankaj Bhanot has received national recognition for bringing a multigenerational approach to state services. Bhanot was named the Outstanding Member of the Year by the American Public Human Services Association.

Bhanot has risen through the ranks of DHS and has dedicated his 20-year career to making life better for children and their families. He has modernized the department’s eligibility systems and is often asked to talk at national conferences about Hawai‘i’s ‘Ohana Nui approach that addresses the comprehensive health and social service needs of whole families.

Read more in the August Capitol Connection newsletter

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