DHS Commissioner and DFCS Director Candice Broce

Candice Broce was appointed by Gov. Brian P. Kemp to serve as the DHS Commissioner and Director of the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). In this capacity, she will support the efforts and services of more than 7,000 DFCS employees dedicated to the safety, self-sufficiency and well-being of Georgia’s most vulnerable families and children.

Prior to her recent appointment, Broce most recently served as chief operating officer in the Governor’s Office. She also previously served as communications director and chief deputy executive counsel in the Kemp administration. Broce previously managed communications and served as legal counsel for elections and legislative affairs at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. Broce holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law.

A Bartow County native, Candice lives in White, Georgia, with her husband, Jason, and two sons, Beau and Jack. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Georgia Board of Nursing.