Christine Santaniello

Christine Santaniello, Director of the Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS). 

She has worked in the State’s Developmental Services system for over 25 years. Prior to coming to BDS, for 10 years, she led Lakes Region Community Services, the area agency that supports individuals and families in the Lakes Region living with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders and provides community-wide family supports. As BDS Director, Ms. Santaniello oversees the State’s network of supports and resources that ensures those served who experience developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders can receive services and supports in a community setting.