Marta Talbert is the associate commissioner for the Child Protective Investigations (CPI) program. Talbert served as the acting associate commissioner before her promotion. Talbert has more than 25 years of child welfare experience. She started her career at DFPS as an intern, and went on to work as a caseworker, supervisor, child safety specialist, program director, program administrator, regional director, and CPI director of field. Talbert has both experience running a large and complex program and a passion for improving the lives of Texas children and families. Talbert has a social work degree from Tarleton State University.