AHS welcomes new director

COA Chair Pam Shernuk greets new Aging and Human Services Director Tim Wholf.

COA Chair Pam Shernuk greets new Aging and Human Services Director Tim Wholf.

Tim Wholf joined Johnson County Government on April 11, 2022 as the new director of Aging and Human Services (AHS).

Wholf spent the majority of his career with the State of Missouri where he worked in public safety and human services, including holding several leadership positions, for more than 30 years. He has a passion for public service.

“I am so excited about the opportunity to work with Johnson County, but more specifically the Department of Aging and Human Services. I have spent my career working with vulnerable populations, and look forward to continuing to serve these populations in my new role,” Wholf said.

“As the 60-plus population continues to grow in Johnson County, their needs will continue to increase and we need to be ready to address them. Services provided by the Department are vital to Johnson County.”

The new director comes to AHS from the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the State of Missouri’s Department of Mental Health, where he has been the director since 2014. In that role, he oversaw two regional offices with more than 125 employees and managed the division’s financial, strategic and operational functions.

Prior to that, Wholf worked for the State of Missouri’s Board of Probation and Parole within the Department of Corrections. He began there as a probation and parole officer, and then rose through the ranks as a unit supervisor, worked in several administrator roles and then served as superintendent (warden) for one and a half years.

In addition to possessing strong leadership skills, Wholf has dedicated his career to serving vulnerable populations.

His accomplishments include receiving the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence for Leadership in 2010. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, with a minor in counseling, from Southwest Baptist University and a master’s degree in management from Baker University.