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Governor Walker Appoints Tom Engels Interim Secretary of the Department of Health Services

Following the news of DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades’ passing, Gov.Scott Walker wrote to DHS Deputy Secretary Tom Engels and named him Interim Secretary.

By - Jun 20th, 2016 01:03 pm
Tom Engels. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

Tom Engels. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

Madison – Following the news of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades’ passing, Governor Scott Walker wrote to DHS Deputy Secretary Tom Engels and named him Interim Secretary pending the appointment of Secretary Rhoades’ successor.

“Our hearts all ache following the passing of Kitty, who was an important part of our administration and a close friend,” Governor Walker said. “In the wake of this tragedy, we need someone to step into the role of Secretary at the Department of Health Services and carry on Kitty’s legacy. I have no doubt that Tom will serve the people of Wisconsin well as Interim Secretary as we begin the process to appoint Kitty’s successor.”

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A copy of Governor Walker’s letter is attached.

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