Merz is new division director

Merz is new division director

Natasha Merz is the new director of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Disability Services Division. She replaces Alex Bartolic, who recently retired. 

Merz has served as manager of services and standards in the Disability Services Division, supporting teams that work on home care, self-directed services and disability waiver policy. Prior to joining the division, she was the deputy ombudsman for the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care and as a regional ombudsman in the Twin Cities metro area, providing advocacy and dispute resolution services to nursing home residents and people that live in assisted living settings.