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Biographies of DFS Leadership

Director: Steve Corsi

Director Steve CorsiPrior to joining DFS, Steve Corsi was the Director of High Country Behavioral Health (HCBH), which has offices in Afton, Kemmerer and Pinedale, Wyoming. Although Steve’s ancestors were early pioneers who settled in Wyoming, he was born and raised in Montana. Following high school, he served in the US Air Force for nine years. While in the Air Force, he received his Bachelor of Science and Masters in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. Steve went on to achieve his doctorate from Alliant International University, in San Diego, California.

Steve and his family moved to Wyoming in the summer of 2004 so their children could be raised in a rural environment. He served as a local school psychologist for four years prior to accepting the Executive Director position at HCBH. Steve helped establish the first felonious mental health court in the US, and has provided mental health services in community mental health inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings.  

Policy, Legislation and Administration

Tony Lewis is the Deputy Director and Chief Communications Officer. His primary duties involve oversight of the Wyoming Boys' and Girls' Schools Superintendents, Wind River Tribal Contracts, IT and Communications. He has a background in Indian tribal relations, communications, organizational development, professional licensing and executive management. Tony

previously served as Director of Family Services from 2007 to 2011. Prior to coming to work with Family Services, Tony was

Executive Director of the Wyoming State Bar from 1990-2000.

Kristie Arneson serves as the Hearing Officer for Benefits Disqualification, Administrator for the Wyoming Child Support Enforcement program and as a Senior Policy Advisor. Ms. Arneson was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Northern State University, her Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law, and is licensed to practice law in both Wyoming and Colorado.  Prior to coming to the Department of Family Services, she worked for the Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General within the Human Services Division.

Chris Smith is the DFS Human Resources Manager. During his career at DFS, Chris has worked as a Youth Counselor and Dorm Director at the Wyoming Boys' School. He has also worked as a Case Worker, Supervisor, Program Manager and Interim Juvenile Services Division Administrator. Chris was selected as the Department's HR Manager in 2013.