Leadership

Portrait of Acting Director Jason JohnsonThe Human Services Department (HSD) is one of the largest contributors to Seattle's safety net, investing more than $130 million in community-based organizations that support our neighbors and communities and another $23 million in direct services. 


As the Acting Director of the department, Jason Johnson leads more than 350 staff who make HSD's role as a grantmaker, planner, and direct service provider possible. In partnership with providers and stakeholders throughout the community, the department strives to effectively steward public dollars by investing in strategies, programs, and services that work for the community, promote innovation in service delivery, and advance racial equity.