Interim Director Brandon Nichols

Brandon Nichols

Brandon Nichols became Interim Director of DCFS in April 2022.  He is well respected throughout Los Angeles County and is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of expertise in child welfare, foster care, adoptions, and mental health.

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Interim Chief Deputy Director

Dawna Yokoyama

Dawna Yokoyama became Interim Chief Deputy Director of DCFS in January 2022.  Ms. Yokoyama started as a Child Protective Services Worker with the Department in 1984, and shortly thereafter she transferred to the Adoptions Division where she held the position of Child Welfare Worker, Supervising Child Welfare Worker and Assistant Regional Administrator.

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Senior Deputy Directors

Diane Iglesias

Senior Deputy Director, Government Accountability and Risk Management

Diane Iglesias is a Senior Deputy Director for the Department of Children and Family Services with oversight of the Risk Management, Litigation, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children’s divisions within the Department.

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Cynthia McCoy- Miller

Senior Deputy Director, Mega Bureau

Cynthia McCoy-Miller is a Senior Deputy Director with the County of Los Angeles, Department of Children and Family Services having administrative oversight for the Contracts Services Bureau, Finance and Administrative Services Bureau, and Business Information Systems Division.

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DCFS Executive Leadership


Teri Badia
Deputy Director
Service Bureau 4


Jennie Feria

Deputy Director
Service Bureau 1


Amoreena Jaffe
Deputy Director
Service Bureau 2


Ayanna McLeod

Administrative Services Division Manager


Angela Parks-Pyles

Deputy Director
Contract Services


Frank Ramos

Deputy Director
Service Bureau 3


Kym Renner

Deputy Director
Juvenile Court and Adoption


Karen Richardson

Deputy Director
Administrative Support Bureau


Rogelio Tapia

Administrative Deputy
Finance and Administration

DCFS Regional Offices

DCFS is comprised of 20 regional offices to serve the needs of children and families throughout Los Angeles County’s geography.

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Board of Supervisors

The five-member Board of Supervisors, created by the State Legislature in 1852, is the governing body of the County of Los Angeles and its departments. The Board of Supervisors is the overseeing body of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Board of Supervisors

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Child Protection Hotline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Toll Free within California

(800) 540-4000

Outside of California

(213) 639-4500

TDD - Hearing Imparied

(800) 272-6699
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