DCS Director Bonaventura To Depart Agency

Dec 17, 2017


Department of Child Services Director Mary Beth Bonaventura will resign her position before the end of the month.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Bonaventura’s pending departure as he praised the outgoing agency head. In a statement, Holcomb hailed what he calls her “unwavering commitment” to Hoosier children’s safety.

The announcement did not include a reason for her decision.

Governor Mike Pence appointed Bonaventura to lead DCS in January 2013. She previously spent three decades in the Lake County judicial system, principally as a juvenile court judge.

The governor’s office says a search for her replacement is underway.