Devon Gilchrist

African American Well-Being Unit
Minnesota Department of Human Services

Devon Gilcrest has over 18 years of child welfare experience at a variety of nonprofit and city, county, and state public organizations. In more recent years he has worked as a child protection social worker and a child crisis social worker in Hennepin County, Minnesota’s most populated county.

Over the last six years he has worked in the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) in various roles including Quality Assurance Consultant, State Foster Care Policy Specialist, and his current position as the supervisor of the African American Child Well-Being Unit, which specifically focuses on promoting and supporting equitable practice and policy to eliminate disparity and disproportionality in child welfare. In addition to his full-time position, he also participates in various diversity and equity related workgroups and team at DHS.