Governor Nikki Haley today tapped Bob Toomey to be the next Director of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS).
She held her press conference at the Department of Mental Health to announce plans for DAODAS to move into empty office space at the SCDMH administrative offices, which she says “will allow two state agencies with similar missions to better serve our citizens and save taxpayers approximately $700,000 over the next four years.”
Toomey is the Executive Director of the Medicaid Health Plans of South Carolina. He served as Governor Mark Sanford’s interim director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in 2003 and director of the South Carolina Retirement System from 1996 – 2002. Prior to that, Toomey served as deputy director of the Budget and Control Board from 1993 – 1996.