About Us

Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS)
DFS has 28 field offices in 23 counties across Wyoming. A complete listing of our staff, locations and the services we provide to families and communities can be found by clicking on this link:

DFS Directory of Divisions, Programs and Contacts

If you need help, and you can't find the resource you're looking for, please call the DFS State Office at 1-800-457-3659.

DFS Leadership

Director: Thomas O. Forslund
Senior Administrator: Korin Schmidt
Interim Chief Financial Officer: Craig Spradlin

Thomas O. Forslund, was appointed by Governor Matt Mead to lead the Department of Family Services in May 2017.  Forslund concurrently serves as director of the Wyoming Department of Health, a position he has held since 2011.  

Korin Schmidt, Wyoming Department of Health deputy director, also serves as the senior administrator for DFS. She oversees day-to-day operations for DFS.

Craig Spradlin serves as the interim chief financial officer for DFS.

Advisory Councils

The Wyoming Department of Family Services works with three advisory councils. Most members are appointed by the Governor, while some are legislators appointed by House or Senate leadership.

Department of Family Services Advisory Council
The DFS Advisory Council operates in conjunction with the Department of Family Services (Wyoming Statute 9-2-2106). Its mission is to provide program support, guidance, advocacy, feedback and act as a liaison to the department, functions which are guided by the department's own mission statement. Most members are appointed by the Governor to serve three-year terms. The Senate President and Speaker of the House each appoint one member from the legislative body.

State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice
The State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice is the statewide resource for the Governor, Wyoming Legislature and communities in the fields of juvenile justice, youth services and delinquency prevention.

Early Childhood Development Council
Created to facilitate a comprehensive statewide early childhood development strategic plan, promote parent and family education and join in coordinated health, child care and education services to help families maintain developmental opportunities for children.

Wyoming Children's Trust Fund Board
This board promotes prevention and education programs to reduce the occurrence and reoccurrence of child abuse and neglect and the need for state intervention in child abuse and neglect cases (W.S. 14-8-101 through W.S. 14-8-108). The board operates in conjunction with the Department of Family Services.