New DHS Beginnings: Gov. Ige swears in Dir. Bhanot and Deputy Dir. Holthus

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 in Main, NEWS


Gov. Ige made the new Department of Human Services (DHS) leadership team official on Sept. 9, 2016. The governor hosted a swearing in ceremony where Director Bhanot and Deputy Director Holthus could begin their tenure by taking their oaths of office.

DHS division, staff office and attached agency leadership came together to celebrate our new leaders. Director and Deputy Directors’ families also enjoyed the ceremony.


We look forward to continuing our service to Hawai‘i’s people with Dir. Bhanot and Deputy Dir. Holthus at the helm.

You can see more photos from the ceremony at Gov. Ige’s flickr site.