Terri Porche Ricks

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Terri Porche Ricks

Deputy Secretary, Department of Children and Family Services

  • http://www.dss.state.la.us


Terri Porche Ricks brings two decades of legal, financial, human resources, policy and management experience to her role as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services. Ms. Ricks previously served as Undersecretary of the Department of Social Services (“DSS” and now “Department of Children and Family Services”) under Governor Blanco. Ms. Ricks is the former General Counsel of Louisiana Housing Corporation/Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA). She also served as a board member and former Vice-Chair of the LHFA Board of Directors.

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