Passing the Torch: Wos Resigns!! Brajer Appointed!
Aldona Wos resigned today after two years and seven months as Secretary of NC DHHS. Wos’ last day will be Aug. 14.
McCrory named Rick Brajer, a former medical technology executive, as the new Secretary of DHHS.
Soon-to-be Sec. Brajer, 54, was the chief executive of ProNerve and LipoScience. LipoScience was sold to LabCorp in 2014, and ProNerve was sold to Specialty Care in April.
Brajer is not a doctor, as Wos was. Instead, Brajer touts an MBA from Stanford.
I do not have any information as to why Wos resigned now, especially in light of the recent resignation of the Secretary of Transportation, but will keep you apprised.
More to come….
Posted on August 5, 2015, in "Single State Agency", Accountability, Aldona Wos, Budget, DHHS, DHHS Press Release, Division of Medical Assistance, Gov. Pat McCrory, Health Care Providers and Services, McCrory, Media, Medicaid, Medicaid Budget, Medicaid Reform, NC, North Carolina, Wos and tagged Aldona Wos, Brajer, DHHS, Division of Medical Assistance, DMA, Governor McCrory, LipoScience, McCrory, Medicaid, Medicaid Budget, Medicaid recipients, Medicaid Services, medical technology executive, NC Medicaid, North Carolina, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Pat McCrory, Rick Brajer, Secretary DHHS, Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary Wos, Wos, Wos resigns. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.