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David Merriman, Administrator

David Merriman is the assistant director of Cuyahoga County’s Department of Health and Human Services. He is managing the department’s strategic initiatives and leading efforts to integrate human service and workforce efforts. He previously oversaw the County’s Medicaid, TANF, child care, food assistance, and child support programs as the Administrator of Cuyahoga Job and Family Services. He has also worked as the county’s Deputy Chief of Staff of Health and Human Services where he lead the County development of Pay for Success programing and supported the budget and policy development for human services. David’s professional career began as an Americorp volunteer, and he has worked in child welfare as a case worker as well as in public health on infant mortality prevention programing and HIV/STI prevention and housing services.