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Sununu forms selection committee for next Health and Human Services commissioner

By: - August 11, 2022 9:59 am

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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Annmarie Timmins
Annmarie Timmins

Senior reporter Annmarie Timmins is a New Hampshire native who covered state government, courts, and social justice issues for the Concord Monitor for 25 years. During her time with the Monitor, she won a Nieman Fellowship to study journalism and mental health courts at Harvard for a year. She has taught journalism at the University of New Hampshire and writing at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications. Email: [email protected]