The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is pleased to announce the addition of Ashley Fielding to our team as the Assistant Commissioner for Agency Affairs.

Prior to joining the DBHDD, Fielding spent seven years with the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), working in the Division of Family and Children Services as Chief Operating Officer and as the Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs and Communications. Most recently, Fielding served as the DHS Deputy Commissioner and Chief External Affairs Officer, overseeing the Division of Aging Services along with the agency’s communications, legislative affairs and outreach, enterprise development, and strategic planning teams. In her time at DHS, Fielding has championed transparency with the public and the Department’s relationships with key stakeholders in the media, nonprofits, and the faith community. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a native of Hahira, Ga.

"We are thrilled to have Ashley join our experienced team," said Judy Fitzgerald, Commissioner of DBHDD. "Ashley's depth of human services experience and skills will definitely strengthen DBHDD, enabling us to accelerate our impact in a rapidly changing healthcare environment."