ATLANTA –­­­ Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Interim Director Virginia Pryor today announced changes to the Division’s executive leadership. 

Pryor has tapped Jeff Lukich, currently the Division’s deputy director for Child Welfare, to be her chief of staff. As chief of staff, Lukich will oversee day-to-day operations of the Division.

Pryor also promoted Keith Bostick, currently a Regional Director in Northwest Georgia, to deputy director for Child Welfare. As deputy director for Child Welfare, Bostick will oversee child welfare operations in the field and at the state office. His promotion fills the vacancy created by Lukich’s appointment to chief of staff.

All changes are effective December 1.

About Jeff Lukich

Jeff Lukich has 28 years of service with the Division, including more than four years as state director of field operations, four years as a regional director overseeing operations of multiple counties in Northwest Georgia and 10 years as a deputy or county director of various county DFCS offices. 

During his tenure as director of field operations, Lukich oversaw the quality and delivery of all DFCS programs in the field, including the operation of the child-abuse hotline and the Special Investigations Unit, and managed more than 3,500 employees. Under his direction, DFCS has significantly reduced the number of overdue investigations, stabilized the number of children entering foster care and lowered staff caseload counts.

Lukich is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a graduate of Presbyterian College. He and his wife, Mary Beth, have two children and live in Atlanta.

About Keith D. Bostick

Keith D. Bostick is a 35-year veteran of child welfare and currently serves as a Regional Director for the Division, overseeing operations for multiple counties in Northwest Georgia.

Bostick is the former Deputy Commissioner for Programs at Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), and has previously served as the Director for the Office of Residential Child Care within the Department of Human Services. Bostick has also previously served as a Regional Director for DFCS overseeing operations for counties in the metro Atlanta area.

A native of Savannah, Bostick earned a bachelor of arts degree in child development and psychology from Morehouse College and a master of social work from the University of Georgia. Bostick is the vice president on the board of directors for Black Administrators in Child Welfare, a national child welfare advocacy organization, and has served in leadership roles at Turner Chapel A.M.E. for nearly a decade. Bostick has two daughters and lives in Marietta.