Reggie Bicha: President and Chief Executive Officer

Reggie Bicha

Arlington, VA – Human services leader Reggie Bicha has been selected as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), the leading bi-partisan national membership organization representing the leadership of state and local human services agencies across the US.

Bicha has extensive experience in child welfare, education, employment, early childhood, and healthcare at the county, state and national levels. Most recently, he has served as President of Acelero, Inc. where he has led operations of programs that serve state agencies, Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and private and public pre-K programs impacting more than 250,000 children nationally across 30 states and territories.

Previously, Bicha was Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services. During his tenure, he established the Office of Early Childhood, integrating over 20 programs from four state agencies with a mission to help parents prepare their children for kindergarten. He also developed nationally recognized Two-Gen strategies to modernize approaches to poverty reduction through early childhood education, postsecondary education, and employment initiatives.

Prior to that, he was appointed Inaugural Cabinet Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. As Secretary, he led the creation of this new state agency and oversaw reform of Wisconsin’s child care programs, management of the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, and established the KidStat performance management system to measure and improve child and family outcomes across the state.

American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) supports leaders from state, county and city human services agencies. As a bipartisan membership association, APHSA connects members to national policymakers, human services organizations, and partners in education, housing, employment and more. APHSA also offers professional education and development conferences, technical expertise, publications, and its Organizational Effectiveness practice. For more information, visit