Ableser has an extensive background in politics, education and psychology with
a passion and commitment to advocacy and support to those we serve.
Appointed to the Arizona State Senate at age 26, followed by a 10-year span in
the House of Representatives and the Senate, he was a legislative champion for
excellence in education, mental health policy, and extensive anti-bullying
legislation. Edward brings legislative experience working on legislative
appropriations budget committees; in addition to furthering legislation
prohibiting the exploitation of seniors, individuals with autism, housing
projects and community advocacy work.
attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he earned two
Bachelor's degrees (Political Science and Chinese), a Master's degree in
Counseling Psychology, and a PhD in Justice and Social Inquiry.
extensive experience working with health and human services programs and
educational support services, Edward possesses the leadership and knowledge of
administering programs in compliance with statutory obligations. He has
built and expanded efforts to support over fifteen years of experience serving
as a licensed professional counselor, coaching children, parents, and
families through the effects of depression, anxiety, and many other
is excited to join the Department of Health and Human Services and support the
mission to ensure the provision of effective supports and services to meet the
needs of individuals and families, helping them lead independent, meaningful
and dignified lives.