Don Semon - Director of Health and Human Services Agency
Don Semon is the Director of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). Don has an extensive background and long history of leadership in public service programs. Prior to his appointment as Director of HHSA, Don served as the Director of El Dorado County Child Support Services for four years, where he oversaw all efforts of child support and revenue recovery, and successfully led the department in reaching many new organizational goals. Before joining El Dorado County, Don spent more than 21 years with the Sacramento County Department of Child Support Services. For ten of those years he served as Assistant Director, where he was responsible for planning, directing and managing all program, budget and legal issues for the department and oversaw a $32 million budget.
Don enjoys being involved in program and policy issues at a statewide level and has a passion for transformational leadership, organizational culture and building relationships. Most recently, he served as the President of the Child Support Directors Association of California (CSDA). He was Vice President of CSDA in 2017 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2016.
A native of Sacramento, Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento. When he is not working, Don enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife, Celine and his three daughters.
HHSA Executive Staff