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Jim Huston Chief of StaffJim Huston was appointed as Chief of Staff on January 28, 2013, by State Health Commissioner William C. VanNess II, M.D. Prior to this appointment, Jim served as the Executive Director for the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. He brings extensive knowledge from both the private and public sectors to the Indiana State Department of Health. 

Jim began his career working for Governor Robert Orr in several capacities.  He has served as Deputy Commissioner at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and as Legislative Liaison for the Department of Education. 

Jim also served as District Director for three members of Congress. In this capacity, he worked with community leadership and constituents in need of service with the federal government.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Ball State University.

Jim currently resides in Brownsburg, Indiana with his wife, Christy, and his four children, John, Luke, David and Joseph.