Texas names new chief for TIERS

Donna Geller has been named the new director of the Lone Star state's Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System, effective today.

Geller will fill the now-vacant position left by Diane Scott, who stepped down to take a position at a nonprofit consulting firm, according to a TIERS spokeswoman.

The TIERS project, which is run by Texas' human services department, was created to improve the delivery of social service programs administered by the department. The project aims to replace several outdated automation systems with one centrally integrated system and to change the agency's business processes to improve the accuracy and the delivery of services to millions of Texans.

Geller has 25 years experience in state-administered health and human service programs, including 11 years in high-level management positions in Florida. During her career, Geller directed the design and implementation of Florida's first online and interactive eligibility solution for public assistance programs.

She will be supervised by Suzanne Biermann, executive sponsor for the TIERS project.

Featured

  • IT Modernization
    shutterstock image By enzozo; photo ID: 319763930

    OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

    Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

  • gears and money (zaozaa19/Shutterstock.com)

    Worries from a Democrat about the Biden administration and federal procurement

    Steve Kelman is concerned that the push for more spending with small disadvantaged businesses will detract from the goal of getting the best deal for agencies and taxpayers.

Stay Connected