Governor Eric Holcomb has named Shoshanna Everhart ombudsman for the Department of Child Services. She currently serves as a psychotherapist at Major Health Partners in Shelbyville. 

Everhart has 40 years of child welfare experience, including in child protection, child welfare services adoption and foster care. She previously served at DCS as the director of the Rush County office, a Shelby County child welfare supervisor and a Shelby County case manager. After her time with the department, Everhart practiced clinical social work in a variety of settings including a hospital, schools, and in homes. She has also taught graduate courses at the Indiana University School of Social Work.  

Everhart earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Indianapolis and a masters of social work from Indiana University.  

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