Acting Director's Biography

Biography of Acting Director Michael Wilkening

Michael Wilkening has served as Undersecretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency since 2008. In this role, he is responsible for twelve departments, along with various Boards, Commissions, and Offices. Mr. Wilkening is the Executive Sponsor of the California Health and Human Services Open Data Initiatives and Agency Technology Governance Council.


Prior to joining Agency, he served in a number of leadership positions at the California Department of Finance, including Program Budget Manager for the Health and Human Services Unit.


Mr. Wilkening received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the University of California, Davis.