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Governor-elect Wolf Announces Heads of Human Services, Health, Drugs and Alcohol, and His Physician General

January 17, 2015 by Wolf Transition Press
York, PA - Governor-elect Tom Wolf today announced that he has chosen Ted Dallas, currently the secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources, to be his secretary of the Department of Human Services, and Karen Murphy, the former chief executive officer of Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, to be his secretary of the Department of Health. Wolf also announced that current Department of Drugs and Alcohol secretary, Gary Tennis, will stay on in his Administration and Dr. Rachel Levine will serve as the physician general. Dr. Levine is currently a professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, vice-chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics, and chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Read more

Governor-elect Wolf Chooses Inspector General, Secretary of Aging

January 16, 2015 by Wolf Transition Press
York, PA - Governor-elect Tom Wolf today announced that Grayling Williams, who has over three decades of federal law enforcement experience, will serve as Inspector General. Wolf also announced that he has chosen Teresa Osborne, who is the executive director of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging, as secretary of the Department of Aging.

"I want to restore the public's trust in government and change the culture in Harrisburg by enacting comprehensive ethics reforms -- including a gift ban for all executive branch employees," said Governor-elect Tom Wolf. "As public servants, it is our duty to protect the interests of the people we serve. Grayling Williams will be tasked with ensuring that the executive branch maintains the highest levels of professional conduct and integrity and holding transgressors accountable." Read more