Gov. Chris Sununu (right) formed a five-member committee to help search for the next Health and Human Services commissioner. Lori Shibinette, who is stepping down at the end of the year, is at left. (Annmarie Timmins | New Hampshire Bulletin)
Gov. Chris Sununu has begun looking for a new Health and Human Services commissioner and has given those interested until Sept. 6 to apply.
Commissioner Lori Shibinette, who was appointed three weeks before the pandemic hit, announced in July that she will step down in mid-December to spend more time with family after a grueling 2½ years leading the state’s response to an unprecedented public health emergency.
Sununu said he will rely on a five-person selection committee, which he formed, to interview and recommend candidates.
The five members are James Fredyma, former chief financial officer for Health and Human Services; Yvonne Goldsberry, president of the Endowment for Health; Christina Lachance, director of the New Hampshire Council for Thriving Children; Donnalee Lozeau, former House member and now chief executive officer at Southern New Hampshire Services; and Don Shumway, former Health and Human Services commissioner and past president and chief executive officer of the Crotched Mountain Foundation.
Sununu said applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to [email protected].
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