Adelle DeWitt is in charge of the Dollhouse. She only answers to its parent company.
DeWitt is a company woman that prefers to keep the unit running like the business it is. Press her, though, and she'll admit that the Dollhouse benefits everyone involved in it.
Adelle: If you're amenable to the terms of your contract you will be assigned to Echo, one of our most requested Actives.
Boyd: What happened to her last handler?
Dr. Saunders: You're standing in him.
Echo: I know, I know. Actions have consequences.
Adelle: What if they didn't?