Dennis J. Campa is a native San Antonian, presently living in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Campa spent 38 years in human services, including work at the city, county and state levels. Mr. Campa retired from the City of San Antonio in January 2010, after the leading the Department of Human Services for 12 years. While at the City of San Antonio, Mr. Campa human services responsibilities ranged from early childhood education to homeless services. He managed an annual budget of $180 million and led a team of 400 high performing public servants.
Mr. Campa currently serves as Associate Director for Policy Reform and Advocacy for the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF). AECF is the largest charitable foundation in the country devoted solely to improving life outcomes for low income children and their families. In his role as associate director, he leads the foundation’s state level policy reform and advocacy, and fiscal analysis through its KIDS COUNT and State Fiscal Analysis Initiative networks.
In 1997, the Annie E. Casey Foundation selected Mr. Campa to serve as one of 10 Children and Families Fellows. In 2009, the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) honored Mr. Campa by naming him the first Friedman Innovator-in-Resident Fellow. Mr. Campa earned a master’s degree and also received designation as a certified public manager.