Seth Hassett

Senior Advisor

Seth Hassett is a Senior Advisor in the Office of Community Services. He oversees high priority projects including development of new initiatives and performance management efforts. From 1998 to 2019, he served as the Director of the Division of Community Assistance, where he oversaw program management for the Community Services Block Grant, the Social Services Block Grant, and special initiatives such as American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and disaster supplemental awards. Prior to coming to OCS, he served in a variety of roles at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) including service as Chief of the Emergency Mental Health and Traumatic Stress Services Branch in the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and as Director of the Office of Program Planning and Coordination for CMHS. Mr. Hassett completed his master’s degree in social welfare from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993. He has an undergraduate degree in psychology and history from Guilford College. He began Federal service in 1993 as a Presidential Management Intern. He recently completed the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society executive development program.