Gov.-elect Bill Haslam today announced Dr. Raquel Hatter as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
Hatter has served the last three years as the president and CEO of Family & Children’s Service.
Hatter worked for 17 years in Flint, Mich., at the Whaley Children’s Center, where she held several clinical and administrative roles from front-line practitioner to president and CEO of the center.
“Dr. Hatter is a passionate expert in her field, and I’m proud that she’ll join our team in the new administration,” Haslam said. “She’s shown a dedication to families and children throughout her life, and Tennessee will be served well with her as Commissioner of Human Services.”
She currently serves on the Tennessee Council on Children’s Mental Health, Alliance for Children & Families Public Policy Committee, the National Building Bridges Initiative Cultural and Linguistic Competence Committee and American Association of Children's Residential Centers Board of Directors, among others.
Hatter has a doctorate of education in child and youth studies from NOVA Southeastern University and a master's in social work from Eastern Michigan University.
She is married to Andre Hatter, and they have a son, Delano, and a daughter, Tiara.